mailStory macro doesn't understand memberships?
Fri, 7 Sep 2001 15:23:01 -0400
Why doesn't the new mailStory macro understand membership status?
This business about not being able tell who's sending is one thing. But
ignoring the long-present functionality provided by site membership seems
At the very least it seems the mailStory function should be able to
auto-complete the from address based on your membership to a site. This
would go a LONG way toward avoiding abuse.
The yahoo (egroups) system does an excellent job of this. Upon logging into
one of their groups you can send mail directly to users via a web interface.
No cutting/pasting or typing anything. In fact, they also obfuscate the
e-mail addresses of anyone shown. This doesn't keep you from mailing. I
won't bother with more explanation. Suffice to say, that interface seems
rather well thought out. Perhaps it should be mimicked here.
Of course, this leads into the larger question of multi-site membership
linkage. But that's another topic.