Discussion capture

Discussion Capture

Discussion Capture pages are synced with a distribution group or mailing list. Once configured, all email messages sent to the group are captured and stored within ThoughtFarmer.

Enable/Disable Discussion Capture

Discussion Capture is disabled by default on new installs. Once you enable Discussion Capture, a new admin page appears at the Administration panelNotifications section > Discussion capture page.
  1. Go to the Administration panelAdvanced options section > Configuration settings page.
  2. Type capture in the Search config settings field to narrow the config settings results.
  3. Find the config setting discussionCapture.enabled
  4. Click in the Value column beside the config setting. The default setting is false.
    1. Select true if you want to enable Discussion Capture.
    2. Select false if you want to disable Discussion Capture.
  5. Click Save.

Create a Discussion Capture page

You can create a Discussion Capture page with any mail or distribution list. This can be an external mailing list run through a 3rd party such as Gmail. All that is required is that you can access the settings for the mailing list in order to add addresses.

Before you begin, incoming email must be enabled. Check the Incoming email page. You will need this email address for configuring Discussion Capture.
  1. Add the email address from your intranet's incoming mail screen (Administration panelNotifications section > Incoming mail page) to the mail or distribution group.
  2. Add a page in the navigation where you want the Discussion Capture page to be.
  3. In Edit mode, click on the Content type dropdown under the Content type & template heading on the right. Select the Mailing list content type from the menu that opens.
  4. Enter the mailing list email address in the Mailing list email address text box.
  5. The checkbox Archiving enabled is selected by default. Deselect it if you do not want to automatically archive the emails.
  6. Add content to the page if desired and click Publish.
After adding a Mailing List page, you will be able to see the new page listed on the Administration panel: Notifications section > Discussion capture page. On this page you can choose at any time whether or not a mailing list's emails are captured and archived by clicking enable or disable in the Archiving column.