This module implements a discussion forum that is backed by a mailing list. You can add messages through the web interface or via email and the message from either source will be propagated to both web and mail. The module can work stand-alone, without the mail support. When using the mail features it then relies on the James mail-server to be configured with some module specific information and mailets.
The Mail Forum Module uses the Dithaka framework to implement its functionallity.Dithaka is an LGPL open source project.
See the installing James documentation on how to configure the module for integration with mail.
The Mail Forum Module is stored in its own CVS module named 'mailForum'.