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addon for mailtoplone creating Scrawl Blog Entries

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0.2 (2009-05-10)

  • fix issue querying multidapter with None, now correctly use context.REQUEST [ramonski]

0.1 (2009-05-29)

  • call add_category [hplocher]
  • get all attachments from mail, and call add_file for each [hplocher] call add_file for each, before calling create
  • decode subject header, used as title [hplocher]
  • refactor adapter, use IBlogEntryFactory [hplocher]
  • add adapter to create a Blog Entry [hplocher] (title, body text, only atm)

Detailed Documentation


We need manager role for this test:

>>> self.setRoles(('Manager',))

Configure Folder for Blog Entries

We use a standard Folder for dropping the emails in:

>>> self.portal.invokeFactory('Folder', 'blog_entries')
>>> blog_entries = self.portal.blog_entries

To enable MailDropbox functionality, we equip the folder with an additional marker interface:

>>> from zope.interface import alsoProvides
>>> from mailtoplone.scrawl.interfaces import IScrawlMailDropBoxMarker
>>> alsoProvides(blog_entries, IScrawlMailDropBoxMarker)

mailtoplone uses a more generic interface IMailDropBox, to adapt the context, we use that to call drop:

>>> from mailtoplone.base.interfaces import IMailDropBox
>>> IMailDropBox(blog_entries).drop("Subject: my first blog entry")

As result, we wexpect a single blog entry, with the title, id set according to the email’s subject:

>>> blog_entries.objectIds()
>>> blog_entry = blog_entries.listFolderContents()[0]
>>> blog_entry.title
u'my first blog entry'
>>> blog_entry.portal_type
'Blog Entry'


Hans-Peter Locher, Author Ramon Bartl


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