Mailing list mode and email addresses

(Tobias Eigen) #1

Hi all - I am struggling with something and not immediately finding a post about it here on meta. I have a community I am setting up where everyone has mailing list mode turned on by default. They’d like to be able to see each other’s email addresses in the emails, like a mailing list or a google group, so they can reply directly to each other. Is there not a setting for this somewhere?

Also, can someone please remind me if there is a reason to use a different email address for the notification email and the reply-by-email address?


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Emails are protected, so that’s not possible. There was some discussion about adding a “PM this user” option to the emails in another topic, but direct discovery and display of other people’s emails? That’d be a massive privacy breach.


Users can put their preferred public email as their name, right? Wouldn’t this do the trick?

(Tarek Loubani) #4

My plugin, which is referenced above, can be found here.

It does what you’re asking and exposes the email address of the sender as well as making the thread the CC, which allows “reply all” functionality.

It is an imperfect system, but it has been working for our group as a replacement for GNU/Mailman