Ward Organizations Feature Accessibility Question

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AileneRHerrick
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Ward Organizations Feature Accessibility Question

Postby AileneRHerrick » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:40 pm

I noticed a new ward organizations feature that allows people to email a certain group of people in an organization (for example, someone can email everyone in the Relief Society). My question is, can ANYONE use this feature to email everyone? Or is it only available to those with administrator privileges? What about people in presidencies, such as the Relief Society Presidency? Or the Deacons Quorum Presidency? Would members of the presidency be able to use this feature to contact members of their auxiliary, quorum, or group? I want to clarify this before I start "advertising" this feature to the members. Thank you!

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Postby jdcr256 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:00 pm

This is available to all users. Keep in mind that this is simply a mailto: link that includes all the email addresses in the list. Members will still need their own email client and the messages will be sent from their own email account, not from the church's email servers.

Basically it is just convenient access to all the email addresses that you already have access to through the list.

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Postby AileneRHerrick » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:01 pm

Perfect. This is what I needed to know. Thank you!

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:02 pm

jdcr256 wrote:Basically it is just convenient access to all the email addresses that you already have access to through the list.


Assuming you have a email client installed on your computer. I don't think it works if your email is a web service like gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc. and you don't use a local client like Outlook or Outlook Express.

I think there's tricks to dealing with that, but they're not common.
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Postby aebrown » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:45 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Assuming you have a email client installed on your computer. I don't think it works if your email is a web service like gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc. and you don't use a local client like Outlook or Outlook Express.

I think there's tricks to dealing with that, but they're not common.


I don't know about all the services you listed, but with gmail, the mailto links work just fine, as long as you have installed the Gmail Notifier.
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Postby russellhltn » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:16 pm

aebrown wrote:I don't know about all the services you listed, but with gmail, the mailto links work just fine, as long as you have installed the Gmail Notifier.


Good to know. And it works for members of this forum, but I'm not sure as I want to tell all the ward members that - not unless I want to start doing free tech support for all the members. :)
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