OG Mailinglist turns Drupal into a mailinglist manager, somewhat similar to Mailman, Sympa, LISTSERV or several others. It has one great benefit, which is seamless web integration.
How it works
Let's say Joe <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Matti <email@example.com> and Ljuba <firstname.lastname@example.org> are all members of OG group called "New group", which has email <email@example.com>. Let's say Joe and Matti have "Email subscription", Ljuba preferred "No email". None of them uses digest emails, who would anyway?
- Joe goes to example.org/new-group and posts a new node. Matti gets an email with the contents, it might look like this
From: Matti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: New group <email@example.com>
Subject: Too many new posts every day
I wonder, if I am the only one, but there are too many too posts in this group already. Could you stop please?
-- Full post: http://example.org/node/30
Manage my subscriptions: http://example.org/og_mailinglist/subscriptions
Stop emails for this post: http://example.org/og_mailinglist/unsubscribe/30
- Matti gets the email and feels the same way, he replies by hitting "Reply to list" button (or just Reply to all), and writes
Man, you are so right, it annoys me as well.Now Joe get's an email. If Matti used "Reply to list" button, it also has the footer, if he used "Reply to all", then Joe gets mail directly, so it probably has no "-- Full post..." footer. With simply using "Reply" button, then only Joe would have received the mail (if there more members) and it would not have been posted to website either.
- Ljuba checks occasionally example.org page and reaches the bespoken node 30, so she replies with a comment:
Come on, Joe, you could just use digest if your mailbox gets cluttered. And at least save us a headache and don't whine here.Now Joe and Matti both get an email with the same content.
And of course one can start a new thread/post a new node by sending email to group address, in our case, it's <firstname.lastname@example.org>.