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How it works
Every group that is created comes with it's own e-mail address By sending a message to this address, you are sending a message to the entire the group. When any member of the group sends you a message, you will get an e-mail. However, we aggregate messages in order to reduce the number of e-mails sent in an active group. The current aggregation time is 7 minutes, but we are working on making this configurable.
For example, lets say you created a group called 'funtimes'. This group will have the e-mail address 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. By e-mailing this address, you are sending that message to the entire group.
The following is a list of commands you can to a group e-mail address. Note that these commands must be entered in the body of the e-mail.
Stop receiving messages from this group for 1 day. If you send another e-mail to the group later on, you will start receiving messages again.
Start receiving messages from the group.
Get a listing of valid commands.
Get a listing of members in the group.
Join the group. You will need to know the group passcode in order to start talking to the group. If the group is public, you do not need to enter a passcode.
Get the last # messages posted to the group (default is 1, max 100).
Stop getting messages for # minutes (default is 20).
Switching to E-Mail
If you want to receive messages on e-mail, simply send the @go
command to any group e-mail address or send an e-mail to any group. Once you've done this, all messages for all groups will go to your e-mail.
Why is my E-Mail contact in 'pending' status?
See this faq entry
I want to receive my messages via e-mail, but nothing's showing up!
Please check your junk mail folder. It is possible that your e-mail client is treating the messages as junk mail.
Will I get a new e-mail for every text or gtalk message?
Nope - we figured that would get pretty annoying. Instead of sending you a new e-mail for every text or IM message, we collect everything that was said for a period of time and send it to you. For text messages, we try to aggregate as much as possible in real time so that your phone doesn't explode while having a very chatty conversation. Stay tuned for interesting developments in this space!