[aprssig] APRS<=>E-mail

Ronny Julian k4rjj at bellsouth.net
Sun Jan 4 13:58:30 EST 2009

Need a Beta tester? 

Kurt Kochendarfer wrote:
> I know it's not the "Universal" e-mail<=>APRS system that would be ideal
> for Universal Text Messaging, but I am about 75% complete with writing
> an e-mail<=>APRS engine that individual hams could download and setup on
> a computer and would move e-mail from one e-mail account they designate
> to one APRS Call/SSID and vice versa.  Not universal, but it does bring
> the functionality to those hams who want it and don't mind doing a
> little legwork to get it set up. 
> I already use GMail, so I set up the engine to move mail from my GMail
> account, which leaves the spam filtering to the Google side of things.
> I set up a dedicated GMail account just for this purpose, so I can set
> up my own strict list of filters, whitelist members, etc.  The engine
> strips HTML out of incoming mail, but that's about all the processing I
> saw a need for, since Google's spam filters seem to work so well.
> Kurt
>> how about a potential solution...
>> Let's set up a gmail account for 
>> all the "aprs Email", use it to
>> filter the spam and then use its 
>> rich routing options to disburse 
>> the email to the varied aliases.
>> It probably won't handle the 5K+ 
>> APRS active hams but it would make 
>> a good primary filter.  Other 
>> routing mechanisms could be used 
>> for the final delivery...
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