Just posted a message to the p2pu-dev list (link) about how email notifications from P2PU can be streamlined, and how important it is to enable two-ways email integration (which many users have been asking for for several years).
I'll repost the message below, but feel free to add to the discussion on p2pu-dev mailing list so the devs can see it more easily - they might not be reading this forum:
Ah, that's why I suddenly got lots of notifications, I was wondering at the explosion of activity! :) However this raises three other issues, in increasing importance: 1. The title of the group is still weirdly formatted: The Researchers' Homestead 2. Could we clean up the formatting? Is there a reason why the person's name is not in the "from" field instead of "no-reply"? Do we need all the boiler plate at the top of the message: -- The Researchers' Homestead was updated. Jennifer Claro posted a new comment at May 26 - June 1 Compliance-without-pressure techniques for Online Communities. Comment: --- 3. Can we prioritize up enabling two-way email integration (ie being able to reply to messages and have them posted on the forum). To my mind, GitHub issues are great examples of something we should strive towards. They have very nicely formatted subject lines - from the person sending it (but the from email address is a reply-to at github), the subject line is simply [project shortname] Topic, and when you open the message the first thing you see is the actual message, then there are two lines at the bottom giving you the option of opening the message in GitHub. And of course you can easily reply to the message directly. And they thread perfectly in GMail - I have had discussions in GitHub issue messages going back and forth for 28 messages, most of them sent from GMail, and it works seemlessly - and is also nicely stored for posterity on GitHub.com. I really believe improving on this can have a huge impact on participation in our discussion-based courses! Stian