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send a special message by just sending an email to the group? #messages #specialnotice


Robert Petti <robertcpetti@...>
 

Is it possible for a moderator to send a special message by just sending an email to the group?  Instead of going into the group page? 

We are on Yahoo right now, and don't allow members to post at all, but we want to. Two obstacles: (1) many members do not want to get ANY emails except those posted by moderators. I am aware that we can set the new members default to special messages only.  (2) Moderators don't want to go to an app (computer or phone) to post any  message, special or not.  

Right now we just send an email and we are done. So one solution  might be for a moderator to send special messages by emailing a specific address. Possible?

Thanks for your help!

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Duane
 

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 04:06 PM, Robert Petti wrote:
Is it possible for a moderator to send a special message by just sending an email to the group?
Yes.  Create a hashtag that has the Special attribute, and also select Use By Mods Only.  Then always add that hashtag to any messages you send, online or via email.  It will go to everyone.  For this to work, you'll need to disable the No Email setting for the group so everyone will be on at least Special Notice.

Duane
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Robert Petti <robertcpetti@...>
 

Duane,

Thanks for the speedy answer.  I am new here and really appreciate it. So where does the hash tag go?  In the subject line of the email?  If so, I don't think this will help us since we need to simply forward emails, frequently done from a phone in a car - not very conducive to doing that. Darn it!

Bob


Duane
 

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 05:29 PM, Bob Petti wrote:
So where does the hash tag go?  In the subject line of the email?
Yes, it must be on the subject line with a space on either side.  I'd suggest putting it in front of the existing subject line, but I'm not sure if there needs to be a space in front of it then.  Someone else may have a different way that I'm not familiar with.

Duane
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Bruce Bowman
 

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 06:29 PM, Bob Petti wrote:
So where does the hash tag go?  In the subject line of the email?  If so, I don't think this will help us since we need to simply forward emails, frequently done from a phone in a car - not very conducive to doing that. Darn it!
Try setting up an Email Integration for the group and forward any priority messages to the integration address instead of the group address. If you also set the Special flag on the #email hashtag that might give you what you want.

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Bruce 

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Judy F.
 

If I am understanding your question correctly, you can send a message to the group from your email program and address it to the posting address that appears at the bottom of the home page.  Now I know you don't have a group here, but it would work like it did in Yahoo Groups.  You need to make sure the first part of the email address is the name assigned to the group when you crated it and then @groups.io .  Depending on the mail delivery settings of your members will depend on who receives it. 

The one problem I have with that is you won't be able to indicated you want the message to go to those members who selected Special Notice as their mail delivery choice. That can only be done through the groups New Topic option or I haven't figured out a way to do it.  . 

Judy F.
SW Florida - USA


On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 05:06 PM, Bob Petti wrote:
Is it possible for a moderator to send a special message by just sending an email to the group?  Instead of going into the group page? 

We are on Yahoo right now, and don't allow members to post at all, but we want to. Two obstacles: (1) many members do not want to get ANY emails except those posted by moderators. I am aware that we can set the new members default to special messages only.  (2) Moderators don't want to go to an app (computer or phone) to post any  message, special or not.  

Right now we just send an email and we are done. So one solution  might be for a moderator to send special messages by emailing a specific address. Possible?

Thanks for your help!

[Mod Note:  Enhanced subject line]

 
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Judy F.
SW Florida - USA