[aprssig] APRS<=>E-mail

Ben Jackson bbj at innismir.net
Sun Jan 4 18:41:18 EST 2009

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.

While I like this idea, would it make sense to set up a "APRS Mail"
service with a dedicated domain? Allow APRS stations to set up a
(callsign)@aprsmail.org, set up filters, etc?

Ben Jackson - N1WBV - New Bedford, MA
bbj <at> innismir.net - http://www.innismir.net/

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