[aprssig] APRS<=>E-mail

ka7o ka7o at ka7o.net
Sun Jan 4 11:41:46 CST 2009

Sounds very interesting Kurt - would love to see this!

Guestimation on when it may be available?


Tate, KA7O

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

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