imapwire This periodically attachs to, checks for and grabs new articles in a mailbox on a remote IMAP server. It is normally started by 'iptimer' with FipSeq for the mailbox name, password etc The whole document is then left, normally, in spool/xsmtp for 'ipchkmail' to pull apart the Header etc. The parameter file, normally tables/wire/IMAP, is read for the the names of the mailbox to scan. ; comment mailbox: (mailbox name on the remote IMAP server) password:(FipSeq/in plain) no default delete:(yes/no) Delete files that have been grabbed - and have the Ok-to-delete flag set (ie old) This is the IMAP Expunge command for the mailbox. default is NO sendto:(newaddress) sendto allows you to specify another name for the DA field IPPOST will use this to route. By default the Fip Hdr field DA will hold the logon name. fiphdr:(FipSeq) Add to the FIP hdr - perhaps the DU field to change the destination. default: none inbox: (inbox name) default INBOX eg mailbox:chris password:zongle fiphdr:#XX:here delete:yes Optional grab-every:(seconds) Connect, logon and check for news every X seconds. The default is 600 seconds (5 mins) while the minimum is 5 seconds. The '-t' input switch can also be used. defdest: (default Fip Destination (DU FipHdr field) default: "imap" chrset: (Source character set ie SC header field) default: ascii imap-host: (hostname or IP address of the host to attach to) nodefault (see also -s input switch) imap-port: (Port number of the host) default: 143 Unless use-tls is set where the default is port 993 (see also -p input switch) response-timeout: (timeout in seconds wanting for the rmote to replay) default: 60 secs extra-fiphdr: (more FipHdr information to add) default: none skip-balance-group: name of a balance group (in tables/sys/BALANCE) to distribute the skip file when changed (see doc on 'ipbalan') - for ipftp and webwire. This is often used where a second system could be used as a redundant server if the main system fails. (see also -B input switch) skip-balance-queue: name of queue under /fip/spool default 2balance proxy-server: If using a proxy, these are the name and port to aim at. proxy-port: proxy-logon: This is the logon and password to get thru the firewall if required. The format is (logon) (colon) (password) and is converted to base 64. proxy-logon:Y2hyaXMuaHVnaGpvbmVzOnBhbnRoZXIK= To generate : echo -n "logon:password" | sffb64 -i eg echo -n "chris:sleekpanther" | sffb64 -i gives Y2hyaXM6c2xlZWtwYW50aGVy proxy-logon:Y2hyaXM6c2xlZWtwYW50aGVy= proxy-is-squid:yes/no Is the proxy a Squid ? default: no For Proxies - Please see note below use-tls:yes/implicit/explicit/no The commends are for a ftp running over SSL/TLS on the remote server default is NO no - normal, standard FTP on (normally) port 21 for the control yes or explicit - connect (normally) on port 110 in clear then use SSL for USER, PASS and data implicit - connect (normally) on port 993: use SSL for all conversations tls-auth: (XXX) AUTH type for TLS/SSL default: TLS ssl-method: (1,2,3,23,999) Version number to use for TLS/SSL default: 999 for current default (2 or 3) ssl-password: (password) ssl-passwd: (password) default: none Optional password if the handshake requires a shared secret ssl-cert: (name of a PEM certificate file) default: none ssl-root-cert: (name of a root PEM certificate file) defaunt: none Optional certificates - held in tables/ssl output-folder: (folder name) output-folder1: (folder name) .. output-folder9: (folder name) if the folder does NOT start with a '/', it is assumed to be Note these override the default and '-o' input switch.. Where sections of FipHdr fields are required or changes to the output style, use keywords : fixed, partial, combie, optional, repeat, newdate and/or style. (see The SysA dmin manual for more information). They are normally specified : fixed:QZ 1234543 partial:QT ST,3,2,U,<,> combie:QY ep|na,(0000000)a option:QE ep,11,7,s repeat:QK XK,-,3 or repeat:QP PK,,4,#X style:QS XN,%.03d replace:QN NN abc=DEF def=GHI newdate:QT hours+3 "\ZD" --- Gmail using IMAP To access a Gmail account : ** beforehand, you must logon to the Gmail account - select settings - click on Forwarding and POP3/IMAP - select enable IMAP -( select Auto expunge OFF if you have more than one person/program accessing !) - you must use imapwiressl - add the following to the parameter file ; Use TLS tls-auth:ssl use-tls:implicit ; Imap Host imap-host:imap.gmail.com imap-port:993 --- Using TIMER to kick off Easy ! 1. wire/IMAP.FIP ; Use FipSeq for the attributes ; If using W4 or Prestige, copy WN to another FipHdr field - RU in this case mailbox:\WN password:\W7 fiphdr:\W3#RU:\WN# ; hostname of the exchange server imap-host:(hostname here) ; If you have more than one fip - make sure the other system is up-to-date ; ** Add balskips group in sys/BALANCE - for each host: group:balskips host:(hostname) ignore-localhost: nofiphdr: skip-balance-group:balskips ; --------------- 2. setup/TIMER_IMAP.FIP ; If you have more than one fip and are running Primary/Secondary : ; ** Add wiresvr to sys/DEST_REDUN (or use an existing entry) check-primary-server:wiresvr group:imap track-status:no bandwidth-stats:no ; If you have more than one fip - make sure the other system is up-to-date ; ** Add balskips group in sys/BALANCE - for each host: group:balskips host:(hostname) ignore-localhost: nofiphdr: skip-balance-group:balskips ; Then for EACH mail address - add this line - emailaddress does not NORMALLY need a domain client:(emailaddress) type:imap fiphdr:XX:extraStuff days:X every:1 passwd:(password) ; --------------- 3. sys/SYSTEM ; add the line ... imap mail iptimer -n timer_imap.fip ; --------------- 4. check sys/BALANCE and sys/DEST_REDUN as above --- Testing If things do NOT look like they are working, you can run imapwire manually with the -1 and -D to run once and display the handshake. So if the line in the SYSTEM file is imap wires imapwire -s mail.bignastycorp.com -n imap.fip .. You can test from a terminal/CMD with imapwire -s mail.bignastycorp.com -n imap.fip -1 -D or if using ssl imapwiressl -s mail.bignastycorp.com -n imap.fip -1 -D --- Note Imapwire saves the last item, date and time and UID in a file for each mailbox in /fip/fix/imapwire The three items are editable on 3 lines, so you can mess around at your peril if you need ! :::::::::::::: imap_mail.zingle.com_fip$2011%hoho_inbox :::::::::::::: 408 14-Oct-2011 174223 --- Input switches are : Mandatory : -s : Hostname where the IMAP is running. default: none Optional : -1 : one single pass and then stop default: continuous -B : default balance group for skip files default: none (see skip-balance-group parameter) -D : display the conversation with the remote server default: no valid ONLY with the -1 for single shot; used for debugging troublesome connections -h : extra FipHdr information default: none This is in FipSeq and should normally be quoted Note this is the means that 'iptimer' sends variable information to imapwire eg : -h"SN:hello#TC:200401031" -l : do NOT log anything except errors default: log files only -L : log every file and every connection default: log files only -n : name of the service def: name of the parameter file -o : Next fip queue for incoming files default: spool/2go -p : port number on the remote host default: 143 -t : sleep in seconds between connections/accesses default: 600 secs -U : restart on this UID default: use last saved in the fix file -x : Proxy server host or IP address default: none -X : Proxy server port default: 80 -y : Proxy logon default: none -Y : Proxy server is Squid default: no -z : parameter file default: wire/IMAP -v : display version number and exit. Version Control ;001v 31dec08 cleanups ;f note_balance_action ;g-h 16feb11 added TLS ;i-j 31oct11 make sure date is valid and better error msgs ;k-m 02apr12 bugette with tls ;m unlink tmp on singleshot ;n 21jul12 added output-folderX ;o-s 15oct12 bugette - missed first file if folder is reset (or zapped and remade) ;t-u 26may13 added expunge (finally) ;v added 993 as default for use-tls (copyright) 2017 and previous years FingerPost Ltd.