We have two new features relating to email that I know you will be very excited about. One feature allows you to add another recipient (by finding them in the database) just before sending your email. The other lets you CC an email address (which does not need to match anyone in the database).
Add Another Person
This is so simple. Click the + sign to the right of the recipients. This opens the normal Search/Add dialog, allowing you to find a person and add them as a recipient. You will receive warning messages if 1) the person does not have an active email address; or 2) the person is already included in the original list of recipients. In both of these cases, the person will not be added.
Send a Copy
Again – so simple! Check the box Add CC/Reply-To, and enter one or more email addresses separated by commas. The email will be copied to those addresses. Also, if a normal recipient replies, the reply goes, not only to the sender, but also to anyone copied on the email.
A Word of Thank You
Not only do we have two wonderful new features that will prove to be extremely helpful, we have an added bonus. Two of our developer friends at Good Shepherd Baptist Church wrote the code for these features and donated it to the open source project. We are so pleased to have Heath and Nathan volunteering their expertise and participating in making TouchPoint a better product for ministry. Thank you both!
By the way, no code gets added to the project without first passing muster with us. Whenever a developer wants to participate by adding a feature to TouchPoint, we take the code through the same rigorous examination and testing as if we created it ourselves. Heath and Nathan’s work certainly passed the test! Great work, guys!