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#Friendica email test


You can share #posts by #email too, while publishing? I didn't know that! Let's try it out...

Yess, it's working. Some things I noticed:

* The message is sent "from" my own email address, "via" the server's address.
* When people reply, it comes directly to me, not as a comment on the post or something (to be expected, but I was wondering ∵ some services behave differently).
* Servers like Gmail may mark the message as "suspicious" (because it's not sent from my email server but from some other server on my behalf)
* There's a message at the bottom of the email, saying:
This message was sent to you by Badri Sunderarajan, a member of the Friendica social network.
You may visit them online at https://nerdica.net/profile/badrihippo
Please contact the sender by replying to this post if you do not wish to receive these messages.


Anyway, I think this feature could turn out useful. I could write a post and send it to my email contacts as well as my Federation contacts, all in one go!

Yes, feeding answers via mail back to Friendica is not that easy and would potentially open Friendica to mail spammers.

For those long-term users that want to have mail or XMPP under nerdica.net domain, I could set this up. But this wouldn't help you to feed back answers by mail to your Friendica timeline. ;)

For those long-term users that want to have mail or XMPP under nerdica.net domain, I could set this up.

I'm already settled with an email XMPP so won't be needing that. But thanks for the offer!

Yes, feeding answers via mail back to Friendica is not that easy and would potentially open Friendica to mail spammers.


Yes, via-email answers would certainly create a lot of spam problems. But that's not the only issue: I'd usually use the email feature only for those who are not already on Friendica. So it's not possible for them to comment anyway: whose account would those comments come under?

About emails getting marked as "suspicious", some services let you specifically sign in to your email account (via OAuth or providing username/password) so they can send emails on your behalf using your original server. Just speculation though; I'm fine with the setup as it is :-)



Bringing in Snipette


Just registered an account for Snipette, the online #magazine of which I am an editor. Do check it out and let me know what you think!

About Snipette



Hello everyone!

This is an experimental Snipette instance on #Friendica. We already have pages on mainstream social media, but decided: why should our federated friends miss out?

But what is Snipette?

We're an online #magazine focusing on #understandibility, #perspective, and #fun. To learn more, visit the About page on our website, or start browsing!