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# 143476 16-Apr-2014 11:22
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This has probably come up before, but is it possible to get the contents of a private message displayed in the notification email, along with the link to message - instead of just the link to the message?  Quite often I'm too busy to check the message straight away but it always nags at the back of my mind until I finally get to a browser to check what it's about.

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  # 1026084 16-Apr-2014 11:26
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I'd like this as well.

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  # 1026086 16-Apr-2014 11:29
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and what would be amazing, if you replied to the email that sent your response as a new PM :)

 
 
 
 


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  # 1026092 16-Apr-2014 11:42
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reven: and what would be amazing, if you replied to the email that sent your response as a new PM :)

That would be cool.

I'll bet it's also very hard to achieve.




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  # 1026095 16-Apr-2014 11:43
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andrewNZ:
reven: and what would be amazing, if you replied to the email that sent your response as a new PM :)

That would be cool.

I'll bet it's also very hard to achieve.


I wouldn't hold my breath on this feature.

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  # 1026107 16-Apr-2014 11:48
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The problem with sending the message in the notification is the chance some email platforms to flag it as spam... Other than this it is not hard.

As for "reply to email"... I tested a few options and the biggest problem would be people replying with HTML instead of just plain text. Parsing it would be a pain.





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  # 1026111 16-Apr-2014 11:50
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its doable, just setup a mailbox have a service check said mailbox.  look for an identifier in the email.   just need to run some spam checks against it.

sure i dont see my suggestion being added any time soon, but its doable and maybe one day :)

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  # 1026113 16-Apr-2014 11:51
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freitasm: The problem with sending the message in the notification is the chance some email platforms to flag it as spam... Other than this it is not hard.

As for "reply to email"... I tested a few options and the biggest problem would be people replying with HTML instead of just plain text. Parsing it would be a pain.



as long as people know how to reply, (i.e no bbcode or anything), then you could just strip out all the html tags and do a quick convert to plaintext.  theres libararies to convert html to plaintext too.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1026121 16-Apr-2014 12:01
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freitasm: The problem with sending the message in the notification is the chance some email platforms to flag it as spam.



Realistically if this is going to happen, it probably has happened already given the standard content of the GZ notification email (with all it's links etc in the body text), so the contents of the actual message are probably no more likely to result in the email being treated as spam.

I agree with others here, that the generic notification emails are frustrating.  On other forums I'm a member of, the notification of a new post on a followed thread (for example) contains the post before last and then the new one, to put the details in context.  Notifications of private mail include the message, with a link back to the PM mail account page if you want to reply (ie replies aren't automated via en email reply).

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  # 1026125 16-Apr-2014 12:08
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A forum I'm a member of stopped sending PM contents in email as they got spammers sending links, if it's a PM they can delete it before most people read it, if it's in an email there's nothing they can do.

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  # 1026144 16-Apr-2014 12:34
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gehenna: This has probably come up before, but is it possible to get the contents of a private message displayed in the notification email, along with the link to message - instead of just the link to the message?  Quite often I'm too busy to check the message straight away but it always nags at the back of my mind until I finally get to a browser to check what it's about.


I'd like to see this too as it means I won't have to wait to see the message until the next time I have sufficient time to browse through all unread posts since my last visit.  If I duck in quickly to read the PM then either I have to scan through all new posts or I lose the new post indicator next to them on my subsequent visit.

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  # 1026151 16-Apr-2014 12:42
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I want the ability to quote a PM more than this feature though, and Tapatalk compatibilty. :) 


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