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Can AskBot be used via email?

Is it possible to interact with AskBot via email?

I'd like an option where I could get all new posts (or optionally all new posts and replies) via email. Replies would show up threaded under the original question.

Then, I could reply to these emails. Replies to questions show up as questions. Replies to answers show up as comments.

It would be nice to interact with AskBot via email and/or Web, just as Google Groups supports both interfaces. I think this feature would also make AskBot a wider used product, as there are many people on mailing lists who prefer email, and could continue therefore continue to use email to support their users, but the users could have an option of a more modern interface.

mankoff's avatar
asked 2012-07-20 14:22:40 -0500
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This is a great addition considering it can be used as a support tool too.

pajju's avatar pajju (2012-08-10 05:28:37 -0500) edit
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This feature is available, but it is not quite finished. We have more done to this end on the development branches.

Here is the documentation page. Hopefully, it helps.

"Ask/answer by email" is one of the distinguishing features of AskBot from most other solutions at the moment.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2012-07-20 14:41:20 -0500
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Happy to know of this new feature. have you an idea of time that you need to have this? i read on other questions that is a lot of time that you are working on it and i'm sure that is a big work so i thank you for this.

I Like AskBot's avatar I Like AskBot (2012-08-24 11:44:38 -0500) edit
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