it seams that I did not fully understand how to use the email interface. I enabled the option in my account settings, but how can I post to the list now? Sending to the usual radiance-general email address does not show up on the website, and I also do not get the mail through the email interface. Is the email mode read-only, so that I have to log into the website every time I want to start a topic or reply to a question? Or did I just miss the essential bit of information how to use the interface?
thank you for the explanation! Is there any chance that the possibility to send (new) messages from an email-client will be enabled again at some point? Having a common protocol for more than one recipient (aka email) was not such a bad idea in my opinion.
I’m as much of a beginner with Discourse as you. Perhaps @Mostapha knows the answer to this one? My guess is that new topics require a visit to the website. Not necessarily a bad thing, since there are lots of advantages to the Discourse interface once you get used to it. (Or so I’ve been told.)
I see another issue - it seems if you reply to a thread on the web-site, then the old messages are not included in the email… that means you HAVE to go to the web-site all the time so see the conversation … or use the sort feature of the email client and click through message by message, which was before in one email, which you can scroll down. If this is a permanent feature and not just a setting, which can be changed, then this feature is really a change for the worse…
As far as I can see now, the web-interface has clear advantages in searching old threads , but in real time usage it is more time consuming and actually not an improvement… or maybe I’m just getting old and wanna keep old-fashioned stuff …
Hi @Jan_Wienold, Aren’t they not included or trimmed? By default Discourse includes the starting part of each topic. Not sure if there is setting to include all of it like a plain email. I stand corrected - If you are using mailing list mode you should get all of them as full emails. Here is how this topic looks like in my email.
I tried today twice to reply to a post - I always get the same error-message, see below.
It is not on our email side- the email is rejected on the lbl-server.
I’m using thunderbird-email-client on Mac.
Hope you can fix it soon.
This appears to be a problem with many e-mails, not just Jan’s. Apologies to all who have tried to reply to e-mails, never to see their responses post. It might be best for now to use the Discourse website directly to reply, until we can work out what we’re doing wrong.
sorry for creating multiple email-test- messages - we are still encountering problems with email-replies, so we will use this thread to test - you might get several test-replies.
This message is sent via web-interface.
Here is test reply
Radiance is a suite of programs for the analysis and visualization of lighting in design.
Input files specify the scene geometry, materials, luminaires, time, date and sky conditions (for daylight calculations). Calculated values include spectral radiance (ie. luminance + color), irradiance (illuminance + color) and glare indices. Simulation results may be displayed as color images, numerical values and contour plots.
The primary advantage of Radiance over simpler lighting calculation and rendering tools is that there are few limitations on the geometry or the materials that may be simulated. Radiance is used by architects and engineers to predict illumination, visual quality and appearance of innovative design spaces, and by researchers to evaluate new lighting and daylighting technologies.