Would be amazing if it can one day be possible to forward e-mail newsletters to discourse site to publish as a new topic with correct original formatting.
Currently it seems this is not possible, although there is the feature for a category to mirror a mailing list if subscribed directly. However it can be helpful to be able to review a newsletter mailing first before deciding if this would be good to publish with discourse.
As an example here is a newsletter with event announcement that I have published with copy/paste but it does not have the correct formatting. As a forwarded e-mail the system does not publish the newsletter only publishes if there is new text written in the forwarded message.
This would be difficult because the email could contain any kind of content and it’s hard to predict whether or not it would work well in the context of Discourse… an email could even contain malicious executable scripts. By default the type of HTML and CSS allowed in posts is fairly limited to avoid these layout and security issues.
Something like this might be possible with iframes, but this would require the email to be hosted on an external site. You’d also need some control over that external site because embedding the email in an iframe may be prevented by a content security policy (CSP) or X-Frame-Options header. These also exist for security reasons.
To accept any email as HTML post content you’d need some sort of email parsing tool that can determine whether or not the email’s content is safe. I don’t believe this would be a simple task.
You have successfully created subscriber preferences for Office of the Governor / Office of Financial Management. You are now able to take advantage of the convenient email updates offered by Office of the Governor / Office of Financial Management.
But looks like the Star Destroyer takes down that banner and just posts the text.
Simplify the newsletter output so it can easily be parsed in Discourse; this is fairly easy to do, but reduces the benefits of using a newsletter system
Use Discourse to create the content, send a newsletter to highlight links to the community site
Create a topic for discussion, and link to the hosted newsletter elsewhere
Most of the time folks are asking for sending and sharing their own newsletter. It sounds like you might want to re-share newsletters sent to you, in which case there is a gotcha: newsletters are almost always customized to included individualized subscription links in the message, and sharing those means others can use them to change the subscription status.
The Legislature website currently provides RSS feeds for every bill introduced to the Legislature. Feeds are available for individual bills or you may subscribe to a bill topic feed that has updates for every bill in a certain topic.
Will see if I can set that up with them or the county.
RSS works, also e-mail newsletters are mostly posting fully (when category address is subscribed directly to mailing list) unless there is a line break in them then that seems to stop them from loading completely just as with if a message is forwarded.
Dan @Heliosurge had mentioned that there is a plugin to automatically edit out subscription links for newsletter e-mails that are being converted to a discourse topic post, can you post that here and do you know if that can be integrated for standard tier hosted sites or only enterprise / self-hosted?
One issue with the RSS is that if i delete a topic from that which isn’t relevant for my site, it automatically comes back right away. Don’t know if that can be disabled or un-listing a topic instead of deleting it would work instead.