Email plugin for DeepaMehta 3: adds email functionality.
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DeepaMehta 3 Email Plugin

The DeepaMehta 3 Email plugin adds email functionality to DeepaMehta 3 (only sending for the moment).

Requirements

Installation

  1. Go to your DeepaMehta 3 installation directory: cd deepamehta3

  2. Download DeepaMehta 3 Email Plugin: couchapp vendor install git://github.com/jri/dm3-email.git

  3. Activate the plugin by inserting one line to DeepaMehta's _attachments/javascript/plugins.js: add_plugin("vendor/dm3-email/script/dm3_email.js")

  4. Copy additional stuff: cp -r vendor/dm3-email/views/dm3-email views

  5. Install the other DeepaMehta plugins and the CouchDB extension (see Requirements) as described on the respective pages.

  6. Upload changes to CouchDB: couchapp push http://localhost:5984/deepamehta3-db

Usage

  1. Visit DeepaMehta 3 in your webbrowser (resp. press reload): http://localhost:5984/deepamehta3-db/_design/deepamehta3/index.html

    You'll find the additional topic type Email in the type menu (next to the Create button).

  2. Create contacts (persons or institutions) and optionally assign them to workspaces. A workspace represents a distribution list. Dont't forget to create a contact for yourself.

  3. Create an email and enter your name in the From field. Address the email by entering contact names and/or workspace names in the To, Cc, or Bcc fields. Each field can hold an arbitrary number of addressees.

    Auto-completion feature: After typing some letters DeepaMehta suggests matching contacts or workspaces by means of a menu. If an email is addressed to a workspace, by default it is send to every contact assigned to that workspace. To remove single workspace members delete them from the address field before sending the email.

  4. In order to attach files to the email you must save it first (by clicking the Save as draft button), then upload the attachments (by clicking Upload Attachment), and return to edit mode (by clicking Edit).

    Note: this save-edit-detour is bad usability and will vanish in the future.

  5. To send the email click the Send button.

Updating

  1. Go to your DeepaMehta 3 installation directory: cd deepamehta3

  2. Update DeepaMehta 3 Email Plugin: couchapp vendor update dm3-email

  3. Copy additional stuff: cp -r vendor/dm3-email/views/dm3-email views

  4. Upload changes to CouchDB: couchapp push http://localhost:5984/deepamehta3-db

Version History

v0.3 -- Mar 6, 2010

  • Email "Message" is a rich text field
  • Compatible with DeepaMehta 3 v0.3

v0.2 -- Dec 1, 2009

  • Basic functionality
  • Requires DeepaMehta 3 v0.2

Jörg Richter
Mar 6, 2010