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  1. Sakai
  2. SAK-42118

Email button in Forums should use Messages tool instead of mailto:

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    • Type: Feature Request
    • Status: Awaiting Information
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 12.6, 19.1, 20.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Forums Tool
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      1. Add the Forums tool to a site where you are the organizer/instructor.
      2. Start a new conversation in the General Discussion topic and then post it.
      3. Click into the conversation to see the post.
      4. When you hover over the Email button you'll see that it's a mailto: link.
      5. If you then click the Email button, your computer's default mail client will open.
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      Add the Forums tool to a site where you are the organizer/instructor. Start a new conversation in the General Discussion topic and then post it. Click into the conversation to see the post. When you hover over the Email button you'll see that it's a mailto: link. If you then click the Email button, your computer's default mail client will open.

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      An instructor was using the email button in Forums to send messages to students, and discovered the messages were coming from a personal email address.  This is because the email button in Forums is a mailto: link and he was using a personal email client.

      Because the button is "in Sakai" it might be beneficial to have the button use the Messages tool instead, and pre-populate the address field with the posting user.

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                  Reporter:
                  hauerwas@providence.edu Adam Hauerwas
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