Monboob is a daemon application able to fetch messages from supported websites and send them by mail. It can also be used to send a reply to a message (on a module which supports this feature), by piping an email to it.
It supports the following websites:
You just have to run:
$ monboob run
Then it will work correctly in background.
Reply to messages
You can also use monboob to reply to received messages. You just need to pipe an email:
$ cat reply_email.txt | monboob post
The In-Reply-To header must be defined, to determine to which thread and message you answer.
You can also change the To username (before the @) to select with which backend you want to answer.
Create a file named
~/.config/weboob/monboob and add in:
[DEFAULT] # Interval to check new messages interval = 300 # Domain of the *From:* email address domain = weboob.example.com # Recipient of emails recipient = email@example.com # SMTP server to use smtp = mail.example.org # Instead of using a SMTP relay, you can enable this setting to pipe mails to # an external command. It overrides the 'smtp' parameter. # pipe = procmail # Send emails in HTML or in plaintext html = 0
Don’t forget to configure the modules.
Use a fake SMTP server
If you want reply to a mail with your MUA, you can run monboob with the
-S parameter which run a fake smtp server:
$ monboob run -S 2525
2525is the port to listen on
Then, add the
localhost:2525 SMTP server to your MUA. When you answer to a monboob mail, you can select this.
And… that’s it!
Example with Postfix
/etc/postfix/main.cf and add weboob.example.org in the
relay_domains = mydomain.org weboob.example.org transport_maps= hash:/etc/postfix/transport
Add the weboob service with this lines at end of file:
weboob unix - n n - - pipe flags=FR user=rom1 argv=/usr/local/bin/monboob post
rom1 by the system user who will run script.
/etc/postfix/transport and add this line:
Do not forget to run this command to make the modification effective:
Restart postfix, and you’ll be able to reply to the received messages.