Creating a topic via email without write access to the category?

I followed Straightforward direct-delivery incoming mail for setting up reply by email and it’s working perfect.

However, what I would like to do now is enable creating a topic via email and having all incoming emails to that address go to a category that only admins can see. For example, I would like to create a category calling Incoming Email, have support@example.com emails post to that category, but only allow seeing those posts if you’re an admin.

The problem is if users send an email to support@example.com, the email bounces back because they don’t have permission to create topics in the Incoming Email category.

Is there a way to create a category where everyone has write but not read access?

Maybe there’s a better solution/suggestion?

Could you just have the incoming mail go to a Discourse group as a Personal Message instead? (e.g., See the “Custom incoming email address” value in the Group’s admin settings.)

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Hi Freddie, I’d like to know if what you have done is something I’m trying to achieve because your post sounds like it…so this is just to clarify.

Is it possible to create a topic via email instead of users having to logon to create a new topic?

Have you read here?


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