Currently, users are not reachable by email, there is only the option to “show emails”.
The new “show emails” option, however, has not been a good fit, neither for closed chat-clients-only user groups, nor the average user that also knows some email contacts. The reas is that it is not actually adjusting the chat reachability, it neither allows to reduce nor expand it as needed in many cases.
I think a slight adaption would improve the “show emails” option a lot for all users. Even without any further customization as designed here,
if “Show emails?” instead becomes:
Who should be allowed to contact you directly in Delta Chat?
- Nobody (chats only started by you)
- Known contacts (address book and email-approved)
- Any contact (beware of spam)
Default: “known contacts”
Above question would not imply any fragmentation in the email-to-chat interaction possibilities of the deltachat users any more.
(The question of email-to-chat interaction could be better solved by some start-chat metrics for email messages. )
Above question would allow any email-visibility option within deltachat to be a question that is properly separated from the interaction decision.