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I confess I have never tried the e-mail route to read and answer forum questions. So I am wondering what happens if a response is made, the person gets it by e-mail. and then the person making the response goes back in an edits their answer. Does the person get just the original response, or do they now get another e-mail with the edited version?
This can make a huge difference as sometimes the response is altered due to the "oh crap, I read the OP message wrong" syndrome, or the "oh crap, why did I say that" syndrome.
Curt Y wrote on 6/11/2010 5:33 PM:
So I am wondering what happens if a response is made, the person gets it by e-mail. and then the person making the response goes back in an edits their answer.
Email notifications are send out when a message is created, not when
messages are changed.
So the answer I see is No they do not get
the edited message, only the original message.
That is correct.
Edit: since you cannot edit the original message in the user's mailbox, only the actual forum topic will show the updated post.
And I understand that posts gathe
red by Google and the like also do not reflect later edits...
Extra linefeed kindly provided by the software.
Oh great! If the edits do not show on
e-mail then the usefulness of the e-mail sy
stem is broken.
Guess that builds on my disgust of the e-mail system for Forum reading and responses.
Extra carriage returns courtesy of Jive.