Last post by radu81 -
Hi, you can set up a board to act like a recycle bin, so all your deleted content (posts and topics ) will go there. Did you already set up a a recycle board for your forum? If yes there will be no problem to recover your topic.
Last post by oblivion -
Is there a way to get the topic back?
If Elkarte doesn't have that capability, could you advise on how to recreate the topic from a database backup? We would lose 2 days worth of replies, but the topic has been very active for a couple of months.
Last post by JPalmer -
I want to report back on the issue ... good news first: it has been resolved!
Here is what I did:
Adjusted source code related to mail management, as stated here.
Created a new php file in the root folder, following the general pattern of "emailtopic.php".
Wired that new file with an email address, piping received email to it.
The code of this new module does not take the content of the trigger email. Instead it is reading the content from file that is structured like mentioned earlier. Obviously I first had to place my mail digest file(s) on the server. The code splits the digest file message by message and uses the system functions to post the topic. At the same time I added code to tweak the content a little, e.g. added header and footer to each message. Also it tricked the posting date, so that the migrated messages can be sorted chronologically by the timestamp of the original posting date.
As mentioned the board is "hard wired" where the message is posted to. Also I did create a virtual user "importer" that served as the source for any migrated topic.
For me that did the job. Just wanted to describe the approach, maybe others get food for thoughts from this. Happy to discuss details!