IndieEmail: Messages and Newsletters was a session at IndieWeb Summit 2019.
Notes archived from https://etherpad.indieweb.org/indieemail
IndieWebCamp PDX 2019
Date and Time: 2019-06-29 16:10
- Jared White (session facilitator)
- John Karabaic
- Cheryl Crowe
- What to do with incoming messages (aka a Contact form)?
- Can you POSSE your email newsletter?
- What's the future of email and the IndieWeb?
Getting webmentions to work for email
- One of the strategies is similar to what salesforce does for "Email to Salesforce"
- On the contact form, indicate if communication is private or can be syndicated.
- Websites can have associated maildrops that they check for syndicated content.
- When an email is sent, it gets copied to a drop box that the site checks to syndicate the content to the website.
- Perhaps the checkbox adds a header that the website respects when deciding whether to forward the content to the drop
You can publish an issue as a simple HTML template on your own website. and then use a script or something to send that URL to a service like MailChimp. That way your email newsletter content isnt stuck in a silo (MailChimp, etc.)
- Example: https://jaredwhite.com/newsletters/
The future... don't use AMP for Gmail :-)
- Cheryl: Put your most important content at the top of the email issue, people won't scroll through a long message