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Add-on [Alpha Testers Required] - Reply to Conversation by E-Mail

Discussion in 'Resource and Add-on Discussions' started by Chris D, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    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 :D
    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.
    rafass, Dan, Lisa and 4 others like this.
  2. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    I will check er out.
  3. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    yes, I'd love to test this ;)
  4. Rodrigo Farcas

    Rodrigo Farcas Active Member

    I'll test this happy!
  5. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member


    Thank you so far to Slavik who has been helping me test this.

    I want to get everyone else's thoughts before I release so initially, please go to my website, http://www.deemit.co.uk to test this.

    Feel free to start a conversation with me or each other and we will test replying via email.

    Once you receive an email relating to a PM you should be able to reply to it.

    There is some text in the emails that say "Replies below this line, Replies above this line" please ignore these and just hit reply and type your reply as you would any other e-mail.
    Slavik likes this.
  6. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    I signed up, waiting for the confirmation email now

  7. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Waiting? It shouldn't take long for that... are you still waiting?
  8. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    yes, there is no email anywhere
    I've checked the trash and spam folder as well :(
  9. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I'll change your account to Valid momentarily.
  10. Mr. Goodie2Shoes

    Mr. Goodie2Shoes Well-Known Member

    Does it use IMAP, or e-mail piping?

    EDIT: oops.... missed that part :D count me in
  11. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I would be interested in testing this :)
  12. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    #I would love to help test this
  13. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    Oooh. Count me in! After conversations, subscribed threads/posts?
    ArnyVee likes this.
  14. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    Keepin' an eye on this one

    Dan and Chris D like this.
  15. MOZ

    MOZ Well-Known Member

    Watching this.
  16. Nudaii

    Nudaii Well-Known Member

    Chris did you get my pc about this?

    I have a client who would like to sponsor this add-on :)
  17. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Hey Richard,

    Yes, I did. I'm sorry for my delayed response.

    You're at the top of the queue, so to speak. I've got a number of things in progress and once I free some of them up I can move on to your request :)
  18. DomainArchitect.com

    DomainArchitect.com Active Member

    Is this still bring supported? Very interested!!
  19. Thee

    Thee Active Member

    Indeed, this sounds sweet!
  20. DomainArchitect.com

    DomainArchitect.com Active Member

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