The "securely" part is a gotcha. I would venture a guess that whatever
the gadget does to produce emails doesn't include encryption or key
On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 9:05 AM, Joe Hourcle
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> On Oct 17, 2012, at 11:46 AM, Nate Hill wrote:
>> Maybe someone can offer me a suggestion here...
>> I bought a nifty new gadget that records data and spits out csv files as
>> email attachments.
>> I want to go from csv > MySQL and build a web application to do cool stuff
>> with the data.
>> The thing is, the device can only email the files as attachments, it
>> doesn't give me the ability to upload them to a server.
>> Can anyone suggest how I can securely email a file directly to a folder on
>> a server?
>> The scenario is nearly identical to what is described here:
> It depends if you're hosting the mail server or not. If you are,
> and it's a unix box, you change your .forward file to pipe into
> a program to do the processing, eg:
> If you're already using procmail for local mail delivery, you
> can do more complex things with a .procmailrc file. (eg, only
> pass along to the processing program messages that match
> certain characteristics):
> If you're not hosting your own mail server, you might be able
> to cobble something together with fetchmail, which retrieves
> mail from IMAP or *POP* services and then processes it for
> local delivery:
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