At the time when I originally talked about making this thread, we were still considering whether we should deprecate mailman (https://lists.snowdrift.coop/) in favor of discourse. At this point, that seems like a foregone conclusion. However, we still need to figure out how best to set it up. Here’s my initial proposal, as a starting point:
- Create one email address per forum category: design@…, development@…, legal@…, etc
- Sending an email to one of these will create a new topic in that category.
- Allow users to configure email notifications as they see fit.
- Allow replies by email.
I think this will come close enough to fully replicating email functionality that it’s OK to drop mailman and iterate from there.