FirstClass to Mail and RSS

The Ringo MUG in Tokyo is exploring alternatives to the increasingly expensive FirstClass BBS system. I wrote a simple script that scrapes new messages off the FirstClass web interface and converts them to Email. I mail the messages to a set of Mailman mailing lists for distribution to members. Recent versions of the script can also build RSS feeds of the individual conferences and the overall conference activity.

2005-02-07
2003-10-07
Hide quotes that start with up to three initials and > when building RSS synopsis. Quote ' in RSS titles.
2003-10-03
Improve RSS synopsis quotation removal. Use time zone offset instead of name in pubddates.
2003-09-08
Improve plain-text "bold" markup.
2003-09-07
Switch to FC Server 7.x HTML format. Build RSS feeds for each list. Improve message header parsing.
2003-05-29
Make each Email message multi-part-alternative with both HTML and plain-text parts. (Last public release for FC 6 servers.)
2003-05-01
Attach a list of live links to attachments on FC web interface.

Jim Tittsler
Last modified: 2005.02.12