What Is Sporum

  • Web Based Forum
  • Once setup – all admin is done via http (the web)
  • All posts and reading of threads done via http
  • All mail reading and sending done via http
  • Highly Configurable
  • Color Themes Customizable
  • Top and Bottom HTML Code Easy to update for all pages in one file
  • View of threads has four different selections (combined,flat,nested,threaded)
  • View of boards (lists of threads) has three possible selections (single,group,group-expanded)
  • Like/Dislike feature (never see a post from someone you don’t like
  • Rating of Posts
  • Grading of Posts
  • Experience Points For answered questions
  • E-mail subscription to a forum
  • View of a post configurable to see author information, post information, reply box
  • Multi-Language support
  • And much, much more…
  • Open Source – FREE
  • GNU Liscense Applies
  • Written In Perl
  • Perl 5.0.0.4 minimum
  • Uses MySQL to store data
  • All session data
  • All messages / threads
  • All mail retrieved by Spmail
  • Comprised of Three Modules
  • SPT – Session Tracker (keeps track of who is doing what and what page you are on)
  • SPORUM – Forum Module (contains the code to post and view threads / messages)
  • SPMAIL – Mail Module (allows users to read mail from external POP3 accounts as well as send mail to other users