Discourse via Email


#1

Hello!

This looks pretty cool. Question: can we still use email to mediate this Discourse instance? What email address to we use to create a post here via email?

Thanks!

roni


About the Inbox category
#2

Hi roni,

I’m not quite sure to be honest. Are you getting my reply by email?


#3

Nope! But I did just turn on “mailing list mode”, and set it to email me for every post besides my own. If you reply to this maybe I will receive it by email!

roni


#4

I just found it as well. The config is at https://discourse.nixos.org/u/USER/preferences/emails where USER is your nickname.


#5

replying to a specific message


#6

I found this link that explains how to set it up. Unfortunately the post to topic by email thing is missing on our instance. To be investigated.


#7

Receiving replies by email now… but in different threads (even though you replied on the same topic). That’s… not great.

Thanks for testing!

roni


#8

I’ve sent in a reply via mail like 10 minutes ago … it still doesn’t show up anywhere.


#9

So it looks like the email setting can be tuned for each topic. I enabled the inbox settings on meta and it seems to be working. See Testing the email inbox . There is also a “mailing-list mode” which might help with the threading issues that you were having @roni .


#10

I created a new category that acts as an email inbox: About the Inbox category . That should help email-only users to create new discussion threads.


#11

Thanks @zimbatm! I have been using the mailing list mode, and it seems to be working for me.

roni


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