about mail server and formats
gabo.xandre at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 17:34:43 UTC 2012
On 12/06/2012 01:16 PM, Amaury Viera Hernández wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm using postfix as smtp on my mail server,
> I need that :
> 1- When the users send emails with atachments in .doc formats, the
> mailserver could send this messages with this atachments in .odt too.
> 2- When the users send emails with atachments in .odt formats, the
> mailserver could send this messages with this atachments in .doc too.
> 3- When the users receive emails with atachments in .odt formats, the
> mailserver could store this messages with this atachments in .doc too.
> 4- When the users receive emails with atachments in .doc formats, the
> mailserver could store this messages with this atachments in .odt too.
> 5- The others combinations between office and opendocument formats(I
> know that office 2010 supports the opendocument format, but i need to
> convert the documents while the users are sending and receiving emails).
> Some ideas, tools or ways to do it?
> I apologize me for my language, I don't speak english fluentlly,
> Regards, Amaury.
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I don't know if there is currently any application or tool to make such
conversion, but even if it exited there is a high probability of
creating more problems than solving them. MSOffice and OpenDocument
formats are inherently different and conversion is usually a problem if
files heavily formated with custom styles, indexes, content tables,
Consider a collaborative scenario:
A creates a file in odt, the server renders a version in doc(x) and
delivers both. Now B prefers to use the doc(x) version [which did not
convert some of the features properly], makes some edits to it and sends
The server will render this new doc(x) to odt [again, mis-converting
some features] and delivers both.
A will open the odt version but he will find himself with a file that
has been modified 3 times already: once by B and twice by the server. If
the files needs to go back and forth several times, the result will be
more of a pain in the neck than a solution.
I prefer OpenDocument formats and use them as much as I can, but my boss
is hellbent on demanding MSOffice formats. I've tried to convert odt to
doc(x) or ods to xlx(x) but the result is never good enough. So, when I
write reports for my boss I save them directly in MS format, even if I'm
The best option is to decide which of the two formats are your users
more comfortable and make the standard, but that's just my opinion.
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