Ok so there was a bit of talk about this earlier in the context of posting to the forum by e-mail. I think the general consensus is this wouldn't be ideal, mainly for the reasons posted by Kier: However, I think most people would find it useful if their members could reply to their personal conversations by e-mail. I have a prototype for this So I need a few testers. A few things: There's many, many little nuances that need working out. e.g. E-mails sent via Outlook connected to Microsoft Exchange are Base64 encoded - my add-on doesn't deal with this yet. This isn't an add-on yet. I actually started writing the code directly into the controller of another add-on I'm in the middle of writing. I'm in the middle of working on another add-on with two others planned - this was a spur of the moment type thing, but with my commitments progress may be slow. It may (certainly the alpha will) require manual e-mail template edits. Currently this only supports IMAP. Please only offer to alpha test if your e-mail service supports this (e.g. Google does) This could be the basis for other e-mail to forum communications but ... one thing at a time This is alpha. Don't use it on a live board. Or, if you do, don't blame me if anything breaks! Let me know what everyone thinks and if anyone wants to test. I will start a conversation with a selection of those interested when I have something worthy of an alpha release.