I have my profile set up so I get email notifications when someone sends me a PM here on E, but there it ends.
I was wondering if it might be possible, or an eventual option, to be able to reply to such an email notification, and then E would pass it on as a PM to the intended recipient. I'm assuming this has probably been discussed before. I guess I'm just wondering what some of the opinions and determinations were, if any.
The actual plan for the new CMS is that personal messages will be actual e-mail accounts, that you can access through any client capable of talking to an IMAP server (Thunderbird, etc).
Subscribers will be able to use it as any other e-mail account, others will be restricted to sending to accounts on the network. So you would take one of email@example.com
, or firstname.lastname@example.org
and that would be your actual account name. Similarly, email@example.com
would also be your account.
By default, you would only be able to send to other accounts on the same network (@elliquiy.com, @trancephalon.com (the LLC), @bluemoonroleplaying.com, etc), and they would be the only people able to send to you. A subscriber would be able to turn that limitation off, and send e-mails to anyone and get them (and spam >_>) from anyone.
Purpose being that e-mail is something that many, many people have gotten to scale rather impressively, so I could eventually split the PM system off of our current I/O limited systems with few issues.