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Missing feature? re-distributing mailing list, like in google groups / mailman

  • Long story short, I’m basically using buddypress for a college course, and I have a situation where there is need to allow anyone to send an email (including attachments) to a single email address and that email would in turn re-send that message to everyone signed up with the group.

    Now, from what I see that this is not readily available and before posting a feature request, I would like to go over this idea and hopefully make it a better request.

    I will be looking into interfacing buddypress with mailman, and while I can do things separately (create and manage a re-distributing mailing list with mailman) for a single users group, doing that for lots of groups is inefficient and troublesome at best, so I think interfacing/integrating mailman and buddypress might be a HUGE step forward, giving buddypress features like Google-groups and yahoo-groups will only help to improve the market share of buddypress.

    So, what do you think? Any idea is appreciated…

    Rodrigo.

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    woah! crazy idea. This is going to be quite tricky, but very cool if it works in the end. Remember that facebook only added ‘reply to email to update a post’ recently. So I think this is an ambitious project. Sorry I can’t help more.

    Might be crazy, but its certainly ambitious! :P

    While researching, I found this, http://drupal.org/project/og_mailinglist, Not wordpress, but interesting and should help with some ideas. besides, if I was using Drupal, maybe it would be ok to use that with Drupal commons. At least its a good reference. BTW, this og_mainlinglist is being used by BYU already.

    Rodrigo

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