See also: mail, ConfiguringWikiMail.

To enable mail-out:

  1. Add a mail_replyto string property on your wiki folder. Put [email protected], or the wiki's mail-in address here. (You probably don't want your email address here, you might get duplicates when you subscribe.)
  2. Make sure you have a working MailHost (or SecureMailHost?, or MaildropHost?..) object in your wiki folder or above. Use the ZMI add menu to add one if needed. Plone sites will already have one.

Your wiki will now show the subscribe link. Subscribe to a page and add a comment there. You should receive the comment by mail. If not, Watch your zope event log and/or SMTP server's log for problems.


How it works

A subscriber_list property holding a list of email addresses or CMF member ids is kept on each page and on the wiki folder. A user can add or remove themself by using the subscribe link (this is the subscribeform template, if you want to customize it). A zope manager can also edit the subscriber lists using the ZMI properties tab.

Page comments (but not edits, by default) are mailed out to the page subscribers and wiki subscribers. Wiki subscribers also receive page creation notifications.

Additional junk-reducing measures: comments and new pages which contain no text at all are not mailed out. Comments to pages named TestPage or SandBox are mailed out only to page subscribers.


Fields to fill --cast, Fri, 16 Feb 2007 17:47:18 +0000 reply
Hi,I´m Setting up Mailout, but At ZMI there are some fields that a don´t Know how to Fill:

Id -> MailHost --by default

Title -> ?????

SMTP Host -> ???

SMTP -> 25

SMTP UserId? -> ¿? --What are talking about these fields??

SMTP Password -> ¿?

--I don´t have a mail serve, so I want my PLONE-ZWiki Server Machine to be the server, can this be possible???


Note that SecureMailHost? and MailDropHost work too --betabug, Fri, 23 Feb 2007 10:37:27 +0000 reply
Zwiki finds and uses the standard MailHost object, as well as "Secure Mail Host" (e.g. installed by Plone) and "MailDrop? Host" objects to send out mail.