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I have submitted this as a feature request already, but was wondering if anyone has put together some PHP code to allow for the posting of rudimentary announcements on the Kerio webmail login page.

Example usage: The server will be down on Saturday at noon for an upgrade.

Other possible usages: Display public calendar items.


Right now, I'm going in to the page code and altering the main page to show a couple of links and other text. It would be nice to accomplish this from the Admin utility.



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Our sales engineer has essentially told me to bugger off regarding this request.

Obviously I am not submitting feature requests thru the proper channels. Would someone kindly inform me of the correct procedure?

One of the reasons we bought Kerio was so that feature requests would be handled professionally. No matter how trivial, they need to be logged somewhere. If they are judged to be not worth it by the development team in the long run, that is fine, but I don't appreciate it happening at the bottom rung of the ladder by a sales support associate.


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JamesG wrote on Fri, 06 July 2007 21:08

Would someone kindly inform me of the correct procedure?

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JamesG wrote on Fri, 06 July 2007 12:08

Our sales engineer has essentially told me to bugger off regarding this request.

Obviously I am not submitting feature requests thru the proper channels. Would someone kindly inform me of the correct procedure?

One of the reasons we bought Kerio was so that feature requests would be handled professionally. No matter how trivial, they need to be logged somewhere. If they are judged to be not worth it by the development team in the long run, that is fine, but I don't appreciate it happening at the bottom rung of the ladder by a sales support associate.



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JamesG wrote on Fri, 06 July 2007 09:21

I have submitted this as a feature request already, but was wondering if anyone has put together some PHP code to allow for the posting of rudimentary announcements on the Kerio webmail login page.



This would be trivial for someone fluent in PHP to implement. You could simply insert the announcement into the appropriate place in /default/login.php or better yet, insert an include("announcement.php") statement in the appropriate place and add announcements to a file called announcement.php.

Anything included in announcement.php will then be included in the login.php page.

A few things to remember:

- Make a backup, especially of the login.php page, in this case.
- Find someone fluent in PHP. As you asked this question, you are not, so find a coworker/buddy Wink. It's important it's done right.
- This is not supported by Kerio. If you mess something up, you're on your own.
- The login.php page will probably be overwritten each time you update KMS, so you'll need to re-add the changes to the updated login.php file.
- This is not supported by Kerio.
- Find someone fluent in PHP.
- This is not supported by Kerio!

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jshaw541 wrote on Mon, 09 July 2007 18:28


This would be trivial for someone fluent in PHP to implement. You could simply insert the announcement into the appropriate place in /default/login.php or better yet, insert an include("announcement.php") statement in the appropriate place and add announcements to a file called announcement.php.


Well, if it was truly trivial, it wouldn't be an issue for Kerio to add this feature in their product. Wink


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- Find someone fluent in PHP. As you asked this question, you are not, so find a coworker/buddy Wink. It's important it's done right.



I can do a simple solution myself in PHP without a problem, but I prefer to not reinvent the wheel if someone's got a very nice solution already in place. I also prefer not to have to redo the templates with every Kerio upgrade, which is why I'm asking for it as a feature.

I am adamant about getting feature requests considered because we just migrated to Kerio from a single-programmer server who shot down requests instantly based on his own opinions, disregarding modern practices and customer preferences. We paid a lot of money for Kerio and it's a small thing to ask for a feature request to be logged.

Thanks to those who provided the links, I will be using that method to submit feature requests.



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JamesG wrote on Mon, 09 July 2007 09:53


Well, if it was truly trivial, it wouldn't be an issue for Kerio to add this feature in their product. Wink



It's not as trivial for Kerio. They have to implement the PHP, implement it in the Admin Console, implement announcement storage in an XML file, write up end-user documentation, and test it.

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I can do a simple solution myself in PHP without a problem, but I prefer to not reinvent the wheel if someone's got a very nice solution already in place.


A simple wheel/hack would take a few minutes.

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I also prefer not to have to redo the templates with every Kerio upgrade, which is why I'm asking for it as a feature.

I am adamant about getting feature requests considered because we just migrated to Kerio from a single-programmer server who shot down requests instantly based on his own opinions, disregarding modern practices and customer preferences. We paid a lot of money for Kerio and it's a small thing to ask for a feature request to be logged.



Then I would suggest submitting a feature request via the proper links provided. Sales people are not equipped to take formal feature requests. You're already publicly-crucifying Kerio Support before you've submitted it to the proper channels.

If your description of your interaction with your sales rep is accurate, I would take that up with his supervisor.


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Well I wouldn't go as far as to say that James' is "publicly-crucifying" Kerio but it remains pretty clear that you are still their loudest cheerleader.

I will submit the same feature request (although none of the dozens I've made over the years have been implemented yet)..
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jshaw541 wrote on Mon, 09 July 2007 22:56

You're already publicly-crucifying Kerio Support before you've submitted it to the proper channels.


That's not an informed response. Our sales engineer told me we could submit feature requests thru him prior to our final purchase of Kerio. I had already given him several requests in the last couple of months, but in this case was taken aback by the bluntness of the "no" reply (obviously, AFTER our purchase which only serves to aggravate the issue).

If he had told me the correct procedure up front, instead of offering to take my feature requests and file them himself, I would not need to be making a gripe about this whole deal.

So bottom line, I now have the correct procedure and will use that for all future requests. Thanks for the replies.


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JamesG wrote on Tue, 10 July 2007 00:37

...I now have the correct procedure and will use that for all future requests...

To 'warn' you: you may get disappointed.

Yes, there's an official feature request procedure. But after making the request, that's probably the last you'll here of it. Until perhaps you find your request implemented.

I've made my share of feature request, some request made also by lot's of others, but still: it's anyone's guess if and when they get implemented. There's no public list anyways...
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