This would be cool, although I sure hope that 'forwarding to member emails' is the default setting. My only concern would be members turning off the forward, rarely logging in, and missing important messages from other members. In any event, I have voted yes for this.
An alternative approach would be updating the existing "Send Message" functionality to include the option to mask the common field email address and send from a system generated sender address (like an alias). This would accomplish the same goal without the addition of an internal inbox, internal messaging interface, etc.
We have redesigned email settings and extended subscription options for event announcements and email blasts as well. See details in presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1bj4iE_bnw_mhLM2u5KMoH6WTCh4n0oPZkDXdB2folt4/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000
Looking forward to this!! Those slides looks amazing and got me really excited. This will be a game changer for our organization and all Wild Apricot customers.
Please review results of our analysis and design:
Post your comments/ideas right here. Until we see major disapproval, this is what we will develop in one of future releases.
Analysis/design looks solid. This combined with wishlist thread "Managing email subscriptions to forum updates" would be so huge. Looking forward to all of this future releases!!