Mailboxes coming soon! (09/22/2014)

Over the weekend I worked on a new email feature called Mailboxes. A mailbox lets you create an email address that anyone in the troop can send to and gets forwarded to anyone you choose. You could use this, for example, to create an email address for different roles in your troop that won't change even though the people who fill those roles do (i.e. Like mailing lists, you must have an email address in TroopTrack to send email to the mailbox. Unlike mailing lists, you don't need to be an authorized sender - it's for everyone with an email address in your unit.

I've also redesigned the Communicate menu a bit to separate magic mailing lists from custom mailing lists. Having them together was confusing a lot of people.

Hopefully this new feature will be released later this week once we finish testing and code review.

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Can people outside trooptrack send emails to the mailboxes? And where do I go in trooptrack to find my incoming mail?

I love the idea, but when I test it, I can’t send email to the new mailbox. Instead, I get a reply from TT saying I’m not authorized to send to the list. Others have told me they get an error too.