Does anybody store their emails in a Discourse forum.
If you do this, then:
- What advantages and disadvantages have you found?
- What email software and what platform are you copying or importing from?
- Do you have any automation?
If you don’t do this then what do you think about this?
My searches here didn’t uncover anyone else doing this. I couldn’t even work out what category to put this topic in. But I’m sure I’m not the first to do this.
I’ve been transferring old emails into Discourse with the contents and attachments in Discourse topics and posts.
I did this for a forum I administer. Discourse is working so well at providing searchable history and a structured knowledge base that now I’m doing the same for all my emails about installing and administering the forum. So I’ve created a category for admins only. I’ve added all the emails relating to providers of hosting, DNS, email and spam protection and that includes all billing.
I just create a draft forward in Outlook 365 and copy that text into Discourse. All useful attachments are uploaded separately.
Here’s a simple example using a Discourse upgrade email. I don’t actually log update dates but maybe I should.
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