Sorry for the late update.
The first step was finished and emails can now be carbon copied to contact’s alternative emails. To do so the contact fields which store the alternative emails must be explicitly marked on the email setting page.
Unsubscribing will unsubscribe all alternative emails simultaneously because they all belong to the very same account. The person clicking “unsubscribe” is warned about this on the unsubscribe page.
For now we paused the development of this feature. but not for good. :) So I’m changing this wish status back to “collecting comments”.
Thank you everyone for a valuable feedback.
The backup email would work fine for my needs - has this received any addtl thought/vetting? What I've done is essentially the same thing - I've got a field called email1 on the main member/contact record and then added another field called email2. So I'm allowing my users to keep the directory up to date which is a huge improvement - but getting lots of complaints that general emails from the system (not event specific - just standard "Email All Contacts" ones) are only going to email1.
Echoing my post from 6+ months ago - and agree with all these users here. The bundle feature is not a viable option.
To start (and make your WA admins happy again), could you allow for multiple emails per and charge a small exchange-type fee for actual email infrastructure usage? I would be happy to add a couple dollars a month (but not double and without adding a "contact" card) to be able to offer email communications to all my users.
Then you can rethink the concept of the membership account (one per family with a primary name and email) and members of that account (with emails, demographic stats, etc) and allow for event registration to register one or many members and also guests.
Adding to the thread:
We are just getting our site up and running - it's for a summer bath and tennis club where each 'member' is a family. We would need to identify multiple email addresses and the spouse (and children). The email issue is a concern for me - though I see some threads about bundling that I'll check out.
The other main issue for me is event registration. I need to be able to register adults and kids separately - at different price points (i.e. Memorial Day party - $10/adult and $5/child.). I cannot find a way to do this - and am forced (I think) to set all events to free for now and manage all finances on the backend. I will also have to use text fields on the registration form to note # of adults, kids.
Any other thoughts on how to do this are welcomed and appreciated.
Any update on when this will be addressed further?
This is great - I would love to see a similar gallery of newsletters to see what others have been able to create. I'm working on newsletter samples now to present to my Board of Directors and am having trouble coming up with something creative. Maybe seeing other people's will provide some much-needed inspiration!
I needed this for my membership directory - entered new field(s) for full address, exported member list to excel, used concatenate functions in excel to create the aggregate info, then re-imported and updated only the new field(s).
Was a pain but did the job.
Hope this helps.