Some weeks ago I saw a discussion where a teacher intended to use Deltachat for communication with his pupils. With this discussion he asked how to use a broadcast group with DC.
Especially now in “Corona” times, where many pupils are at home and are forced to do “home schooling” a broadcast function as requested would make sense.
Unfortunately I don’t find the discussion any more for reference. I know, it was here at forum or at delta’s github issues.
To focus on that requested function I opened now this new FR.
Having a group where - outgoing - mails are sent individually to each group member.
No one should see the whole group list.
All addresses into BCC header!
Standard group sends a message to all group members.
All addresses are included in the “To:” header field.
Every group member can see the whole address list.
Approach (first idea):
Extend existing group with a flag, to be a “Broadcast group”.
This flag could be set in group settings.
When a message to group is send, all addresses are placed in “bcc:” header instead of “To:” header.
“To:” header could include only sender address?
Possible answers to this group could
- end in 1:1 chats or
- mapped by “In-Reply-To:” header to group