Email interaction with Discourse

I’m currently trying to understand how I can interact with this Discourse server via my email client. I know that I can subscribe to topics and categories.

Can I just reply via email to a topic I am subscribed to? Is that set up?

What about creating new topics within a category via email, is that also set up?
If so, how do I figure out the email address of a category?

Yes, email answer is setup. We tested it before we started using Discourse.

No it isn’t: we would need to configure a mailbox accessible with a pop3 account for Discourse to poll from.
We’d also need one email alias per category, with all the aliases going to the same pop3 mailbox.

(moving this out of “Beginner”, this isn’t really an LLVM question).

Thx Mehdi!

Can I just reply via email to a topic I am subscribed to? Is that set up?

Yes, email answer is setup. We tested it before we started using Discourse.

OK, I’m replying with quotes on GMail. Curious to see how that works…

ChristianKuehnel:

What about creating new topics within a category via email, is that also set up?

No it isn’t: we would need to configure a mailbox accessible with a pop3 account for Discourse to poll from.
We’d also need one email alias per category, with all the aliases going to the same pop3 mailbox.

Sounds reasonable. I guess if we want to replace the mailing lists this should be a solvable problem…

Wow, the quoting works as it should, I’m impressed :slight_smile:

Email isn’t bulletproof apparently: [RFC] OpenMP reduction support - #3 by Meinersbur

Here is the bounce email I got back when responding:

We’re sorry, but your email message to [“llvm+dfa0c1827e32519631d24c8362b7e858@discoursemail.com”] (titled Re: [LLVM] [MLIR] [RFC] OpenMP reduction support) didn’t work.

Here are some things to check:

  • Do you use more than one email address? Did you reply from a different email address than the one you originally used? Email replies require that you use the same email address when replying.
  • Did your email software properly use the Reply-To: email address when replying? Unfortunately, some email software incorrectly sends replies to the From: address, which won’t work.
  • Was the Message-ID header in the email modified? The Message-ID must be consistent and unchanged.

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The most likely reason is that I have multiple email addresses.

It doesn’t work for me because I set up discourse email to address+discourse@my-gmail-domain for easy filtering purpose. My answers are sent from address@my-gmail-domain but discourse doesn’t seem aware of the “+extra” trick that gmail and some other services have even though it seems to use it itself…

This is a test.

Response by email.

Michael

It worked

(extra characters to satisfy annoying discourse message length requiremenet)

@ftynse should we raise a bug ticket / feature request with Discourse to support +extra email addresses properly?