moderated Re: Suggested Feature - Provide email "call" for a message by specifying the message number
Bob Bellizzi wrote:
To make it possible, it would be helpful to have a special emailand later:
e.g. email@example.com (with a subject of )14587Call seems a bit obscure. How about +retrieve ? Or even +GetMessage ?
Either way, it sounds like the email-command equivalent of the web Send-to-me feature I proposed once long ago.
In your use case it seems like you'd want the ability to call a message that was posted before you joined the group; that seems a fairly likely case when a "mentor" is directing you to a prior message. That would break a protection I suggested back then.
So it re-opens the question of whether there needs to be any protection against having a new(ish) group member collect all of the group's history by calling for the messages sequentially. For my groups I'd rather have the feature than not, so I hope there's an answer that Mark will be comfortable with implementing.