Member to member messages
Currently one member can contact another only outside of the system - and only if that member has disclosed his contact information (email/phone)
Members should be able to contact other members right on the site, without having to expose email addresses
Messages can be forwarded to member emails - or displayed to each member when logged in.
I have a similar request. I would like certain users (for example administrators or board members) to be able to send an email blast to all members from outside Wild Apricot. In this way the message could be composed in the sender's usual email application, without them having to log into Wild Apricot. To deliver the email blast, the sender would then simply send the message to a specific email address that forwards the message to all members. Similar to the 'Yahoo groups' style functionailty described above.
Does that make sense?
At the moment I have to manually copy member email addresses from the Wild Apricot database into our email list, which is a real pain.
Thanks for sharing the details. This is still in queue, but when we are ready to proceed with it, we will be using your information in our analysis.
TEO AKA commented
Hi, wondering if this is an option. We currently use Yahoo Groups as well. A member can send an email to our yahoogroups email address (email@example.com ), and the message (and attachment if applicable) is routed to all members. We use it to communicate with each other as a group. Each year at renewal time, I have to update the WA Membership Database and the Yahoo Groups Membership Database. It would be great if I only had to update one database, my WA database. So, perhaps an email address could be assigned for each WA account to use for this purpose.
No, not done yet - this is why it's still in Wishlist forum.
Messages can be forwarded to member emails - or displayed to each member when logged in.[/quote]
Was this feature ever implemented? I cannot find an option where User to User messages forward to member emails? Or a notification that is pushed to their email addresses?
Thanks for your comments, Nick, but you'll have to make your decision on what Wild Apricot currently does, not what it may suggest in future. We cannot promise any timeline for any new feature, it depends on too many conditions and missed our plans many times, so you cannot rely on that in your decision making.
John Zeiss commented
Yes, this would b e a good feature. Our club currently uses Google Groups to send event information to members who opted in. There has been some misuse of the Google Groups mail by past members who were given access and one general security breach that was promptly fixed.
Our use would be for smaller events without registration where we have a Word Press calendar on a different server visible on a WA page in an iframe. There can be about 400 such events a year so we made it easier to setup an event compared to the WA Event. In our case we have about 50 group leaders who send a short message to about 60% of our members.
We also use the WA events for larger events with registration.
Ideally the feature should be available only to members authorized in a select group. WA group participation could be used as the mode for authorization.
We presently use Yahoo groups, and are trying WA on the 30 day trial. the deal breaker here maybe the lack of an email list server. At present, any member can send an email to the yahoo group address and it is sent to every member who has signed up to receive emails. members can receive the emails from the club as they are sent, or as a daily digest. This is the main reason we have the yahoo group.
We are all volunteers, and wanted to simplify the membership management, and WA meets our needs, except for the email.
The Board will decide in a few days, If WA is considering this feature, it would make our decision easier.
I would like to see this feature as well. Here is an example I envision: when joining, a member specifies they are interested in being kept informed for things going on in Neighborhood A and Neighborhood D (the neighborhoods were set up as Groups within Wild Apricot). Each member within a neighborhood group would have the ability to send a message to the other members of the group.
Can you please provide more details? For example, how would it work in your particular organization. This would help us in our analysis.
Allow members to send email to each other and/or entire the membership, but give administrators options to control emails.
I would prefer a list serve solution.
This would be a helpful feature.
What PensacolaFL said applies to us as well :) It would be a very welcome feature.
I would like to use this feature instead of listing a customers private email address in their membership directory. My customers value their privacy.
Wouldn't it be nice to have members correspond privately without revealing their personal email addresses? I've seen this feature used on Dating Sites and thought it was a better way to protect our customers privacy. Any votes for this feature would be greatly appreciated.
Active Spirit commented
Member to member messaging would be great, especially through the forum module. I want to allow my members to organise activities via the forum, and this facility would be useful for the member organising the activity to send contact details to only those who are coming along to the event (rather than having to display them publicly).
We like the idea of member to member emails within the site, in part because we would like to allow members to opt out of the display of their email addresses. So two features, really.
Dmitry Buterin commented
No, we do not provide messaging or chat capabilities in Wild Apricot.
Forum module is being designed, expected release end of Q2.
I'd like to know if it's possible for members to message one another. For instance, are they given their own "inbox". Also, do you offer chat capabilities? Can I develop forums?