finally after almost a 4 years development cycle, CM2F is on the edge of reaching the dreamed 1.0 version number
as a preview for now, but as the application is now very stable in all the supported CMS (phpnuke, postnuke,maxdev, xoops, mambo, etc) with all the phpbb flavors ports, i think that it will not take too long before change to 1.0.
For those that have followed closely the development status will see that the application has changed a lot from the first intents as M2F, then CM2F, and Now CM2F Groups.
The application allows full control of the messages incoming into the forum or being sent by the forum, almost every detail can be customized to suit the needs of the administrator.
The system is able to take on very large communities, as most of the tasks that could have an impact on the user experience are being made in the background. This allow the system to avoid slowness in the forum usage by the forums users.
The system is very modular, you can define any number of channels into the forums, and each forum that then further filtered to process the incoming message based on the "From" or "To" field. The subject line can be filtered to remove any tags that are not wanted.
The running modes available, allow to have a full control on how the admin wants the system to behave and classifiy the messages, and it can range from Fully automated, to Fully Manual, or to self learned, being the system able to learn using Baesyans rules to learn how to process the messages.
The security is customizable and you can define which users can use the system, or let anonymous users try the system for a couple of intents before having to register. Flood Control is also customizable and it will control the usage of the system, pausing then banning any user that will try to abuse from your system.
In the Forum2Mail feature, you total control over the way you want the system to process the messages, how it should them, to whom, using which templates, which language, how to process returning messages, or how redistribute the messages through subscribers users or external mailinglists.
The control of the system is very easy as there a several statistics tools that allow you to follow on the usage being given overally to your system or by specific users. This allows you to fully control the system.
All the functionalities can be enabled or disabled in order to suit the application to your real needs and avoid having some functions being displayed in the administrative menu without really needing it.
There a lot of other features that have been tested by the community users in all the supported environments, and the system is stable and running without errors( or almost
Thank you to all the users that have been helping me with the debug and troubleshooting of some of the features, without them. i would have been probably still very far way from reaching the current status.
A milestone has been reached, and from now i think that CM2F Groups will be a reference for all the community administrators.