But what if I want a threeway? March 8, 2011 9:38 PM   Subscribe

Pony Request: the ability to send MeMail to more than one person simultaneously.

Unless I'm missing something, I don't see that there's any way of sending the same single MeMail to two people at the same time. And I wanted to talk to two people simultaneously about something.

I acknowledge that there's probably concerns about spam, but might not a cap on the number of people you can cc on a MeMail take care of that?

(Of course, if this already exists, then I am a loon. Huzzah.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos to Feature Requests at 9:38 PM (136 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I bet this gets the "MeMail is not a full-fledged email system, and is not intended to replace normal email" boilerplate response.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:44 PM on March 8, 2011


Yeah, we purposely kept it simple to keep it simple and prevent spam. So just copy/paste to the second person.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 9:48 PM on March 8, 2011


But how do I tell people about the penis enlargment devicies I sell? PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW! MY WIFE PASS OUT. YOUR GIRLFRIEND WILL FREAK.
posted by hal_c_on at 9:56 PM on March 8, 2011 [3 favorites]


memail: not for this.

✓email is for this.
posted by carsonb at 9:59 PM on March 8, 2011


MeMénage à trois
posted by Burhanistan at 9:59 PM on March 8, 2011


Or

If you want a three-way, get a chat room.
posted by carsonb at 10:02 PM on March 8, 2011


get a chat room

The preferred nomenclature is "go fuck a rainbow".
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:24 PM on March 8, 2011 [7 favorites]


The preferred nomenclature is "go fuck a rainbow".

That's a very-special-snowflake AskMe waiting to happen, featuring an annoyed leprechaun.
posted by holgate at 10:47 PM on March 8, 2011


But how do I tell people about the penis enlargment devicies I sell? PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW! MY WIFE PASS OUT. YOUR GIRLFRIEND WILL FREAK.

Is that what those emails say? Never read one before. But you do, eh?
posted by heyho at 11:00 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


NO JUDGMENT
posted by heyho at 11:01 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Ixnay on the eesomethray! My girlfriend reads this site!
posted by klangklangston at 11:15 PM on March 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


go fuck a rainbow

My God... It's full of Lucky Stars!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:16 PM on March 8, 2011 [12 favorites]


go fuck a rainbow

Now all those Skittles commercials make so much more sense!
posted by amyms at 11:38 PM on March 8, 2011


go fuck a rainbow

✓ <---this guy just did
posted by doublehappy at 2:01 AM on March 9, 2011


What does it mean!? It's so beautiful!
posted by Meatbomb at 2:43 AM on March 9, 2011


Hey, you can only send 30 Memails an hour!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:43 AM on March 9, 2011


For the record, all I was trying to do was send the same email to Brandon and Klangklangston about the magazine, since it seems y'all are a bit confused about who I should be emailing directly (each of you said "talk to the other guy"). But that was it.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 4:39 AM on March 9, 2011



My God... It's full of Lucky Stars!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:16 AM on March 9


gosh i missed you
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:56 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh, you were asking about whether it to send a certain story in, so I meant yeah, that's fine, send it to Klang, the guy accepting submissions.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 4:59 AM on March 9, 2011


So the simple solution is to post a MeTa thread.
posted by shakespeherian at 5:16 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]




Subject: FW: Metafilter and AOL merger

I'm forwarding a forwarded message...read on, it it works you may get $$ from Metafilter. Certainly Mathowie has enough to share-maybe today we'll be blessed financially!

I am forwarding this because the person who sent it to me is a good friend and does not send me junk. Metafilter and AOL are now the largest Internet company and in an effort make sure that Internet explorer remains the most widely used program, Metafilter and AOL are running an me-mail beta test. When you forward this me-mail to friends, Metafilter can and will track it (if you are a Metafilter Windows user) for a two week time period. For every person that you forward this me-mail to, Metafilter will pay you $5.00, for every person that you sent it to that forwards it on, Metafilter will pay you $3.00 and for every third person that receives it, you will be paid $1.00. Within two weeks, Metafilter will contact you for your address and then send you a check. I thought this was a scam myself, but two weeks after receiving this me-mail and forwarding it on, Metafilter contacted me for my me-mail and within days, I received a check for $800.00.

posted by special-k at 6:29 AM on March 9, 2011 [6 favorites]


So the simple solution is to post a MeTa thread.

Yeah, that was dumb. Sorry.

...I hereby encourage all comers to mock me in the most creative way possible.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:51 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


So, I never believed these messages, but I noticed something for the first time.

In order to get the money, one has to forward the message. Then, it takes two weeks for the money to come through. But by that time, your recipients have already had the email for two weeks. The email where you wrote that you already had the money. Which GAH! Brain.
posted by Night_owl at 6:51 AM on March 9, 2011


For the record, all I was trying to do was send the same email to Brandon and Klangklangston about the magazine, since it seems y'all are a bit confused about who I should be emailing directly (each of you said "talk to the other guy").

This is exactly the sort of robust-feature situation where I'd heartily recommend moving over to actual email, especially if it's going to be an ongoing conversation of any kind. Makes things like links, attachments, and strings of replies a lot more manageable as well, which is probably important for a collaborative project.

...I hereby encourage all comers to mock me in the most creative way possible.

Once upon a MeTa, darkly
As I pondered wry yet FARKly
O'er many a snide and snarky
Things to say about YOUR MOM
posted by cortex (staff) at 7:02 AM on March 9, 2011 [13 favorites]


This is exactly the sort of robust-feature situation where I'd heartily recommend moving over to actual email...

EmpressCallipygos probably tried MeMail 'cause I didn't have my email listed in profile (somebody was annoyingly emailing me). My email is back on the profile, but that shouldn't stop anyone from creatively mocking EmpressCallipygos.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:08 AM on March 9, 2011


Oh wow, an open thread with random stuff in it...





backs away on tiptoes
posted by infini at 7:08 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


If anyone wants to email me, I am spouse34@ Brandon's domain.
posted by special-k at 7:10 AM on March 9, 2011


somebody was annoyingly emailing me

If you won't answer your goddam phone I am going to keep emailing you.
posted by shakespeherian at 7:43 AM on March 9, 2011


Hey, have ya'll heard of MetaFiller magazine? It's accepting submissions for previously written or original content through March 14th, midnight PST time.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:52 AM on March 9, 2011


Hey, Doc. I'm wondering if you can help me, I've got this burning itch, you know... down there. About a week ago I took the suggestion of a forum that I frequent, and they suggested that I try something new and sexually adventurous in a way that I'm typically not, but I figured what the hell.

So I went to that place over on 6th street, you know, the one called The Prism and I met this nice colored girl... no, I know, it seems like the wrong thing to say, but it's the term they prefer, I guess Visible-Spectrum-Americans seems too unwieldy. Anyhow we went back to my place, had a bit of fun, and when I woke up the next day the itch had started.

Oh, really? Focused light? You don't say. I didn't know you could even get sunburn that way. Hmm, well, Ok, so some SPF 30 for protection next time?

Will do, Doc. Thanks.
posted by quin at 8:08 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


shakespeherian: "So the simple solution is to post a MeTa thread."

That would actually be a fine stopgap solution to the multiple MeMail problem.
This MeTa post contains an important private message from me to Brandon Blatcher and klangklangston. NOBODY ELSE READ IT BECAUSE IT IS JUST FOR THEM OKAY THANK YOU. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi at 8:26 AM on March 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


And then on the inside is a picture of a pissing elephant.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:35 AM on March 9, 2011


...I hereby encourage all comers to mock me in the most creative way possible

Mefi Mail, past Brandon Blatcher and klangklangston's, from want of more to gang of grey, brings us by a commodious vicus of recirculation back to MetaTalk and Environs. A dreaming comes across the tubes. Call a plumber. Call me pb. Call me, pb. Please.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:13 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Memail is like punching someone in the dark.
posted by The Whelk at 9:25 AM on March 9, 2011


With a fist made of Comic Sans.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:29 AM on March 9, 2011


Covered in beans.
posted by cashman at 9:35 AM on March 9, 2011


A FIST OF COMIC SANS is my new typography related noir thriller.
posted by The Whelk at 9:39 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


ALL THE KERN'S MEN
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:42 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


HEAVY LEADING
posted by The Whelk at 9:43 AM on March 9, 2011


THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RASTERIZES TWICE
posted by elizardbits at 9:53 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


THE MALTESE FUTURA
posted by The Whelk at 9:54 AM on March 9, 2011


THE ETAOIN SHRDLUIAN CANDIDATE
posted by elizardbits at 9:56 AM on March 9, 2011


LOREM IPSUM, MY LOVELY.
posted by The Whelk at 10:02 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


DESCENDER INTO MADNESS
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:05 AM on March 9, 2011


THE FONT 'N HEAD
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:07 AM on March 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLE OLD FACE
posted by elizardbits at 10:08 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


MURDER ON CENTER ORIENTED.
posted by The Whelk at 10:08 AM on March 9, 2011


COOPER BLACK AND A DOLLAR SHORT.
posted by The Whelk at 10:09 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like how we're basically just writing Discworldy puns now
posted by The Whelk at 10:09 AM on March 9, 2011


KISS ME DROP CAPS
posted by shakespeherian at 10:10 AM on March 9, 2011


THE LADY FROM SANS-SERIF
posted by elizardbits at 10:11 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well, you know what they say, "a leopard can't change its shorts."
posted by quin at 10:11 AM on March 9, 2011


THE BOLD DAHLIA
posted by The Whelk at 10:13 AM on March 9, 2011


THE MAN WHO WAS TRUE TYPE.
posted by The Whelk at 10:14 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


THE LOST WINGDING
posted by elizardbits at 10:16 AM on March 9, 2011


CURSIVE FRANKENSTEIN
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:16 AM on March 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


THE 39 SPURS
posted by The Whelk at 10:17 AM on March 9, 2011


THE LEADING VANISHES
posted by shakespeherian at 10:19 AM on March 9, 2011


CAPTCHA-22
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:27 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


TAHOMA, TAHOMA ON THE RANGE
posted by amyms at 10:27 AM on March 9, 2011


SHE'S THE SERIF

oh wait wrong genre
posted by dersins at 10:28 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


LEADING OF THE BASKERVILLES
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:29 AM on March 9, 2011


NIGHT OF THE HEADER
posted by shakespeherian at 10:30 AM on March 9, 2011


FROM RASTER, WITH LOVE
posted by elizardbits at 10:30 AM on March 9, 2011


SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SERIF!
posted by amyms at 10:31 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


THE PURLOINED LETTERFORM
posted by The Whelk at 10:31 AM on March 9, 2011


SMALLCAPS ON A TRAIN
posted by elizardbits at 10:31 AM on March 9, 2011


FUTURA
posted by Mister_A at 10:31 AM on March 9, 2011


WE'RE GOING TO HELVETICA IN A HAND BASKERVILLE
posted by amyms at 10:32 AM on March 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


JUSTIFIED
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:33 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


THE SPY WHO KERNED IN FROM THE COLD
posted by elizardbits at 10:33 AM on March 9, 2011


BASELINE SHIFT AND OTHER TALES
posted by Mister_A at 10:34 AM on March 9, 2011


THE LITTLE MERMAID
posted by doublehappy at 10:34 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


THE CALLIGRAPHY OF THE WILD
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:36 AM on March 9, 2011


DOUBLE INDENTITY
posted by elizardbits at 10:36 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY GOTHIC
posted by Mister_A at 10:36 AM on March 9, 2011


BRAVURA NEW WORLD
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:37 AM on March 9, 2011


HELVETICA IS OTHER PEOPLE
posted by The Whelk at 10:39 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


THE BODINI SUPREMACY
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:39 AM on March 9, 2011


THE MAN FROM GARAMOND
posted by Mister_A at 10:39 AM on March 9, 2011


TINKER, TAILOR, SUP, SUB
posted by elizardbits at 10:39 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


METAL GEAR SET SOLID
posted by doublehappy at 10:39 AM on March 9, 2011


THE LITTLE MERMAID

Is this an Arial joke?
posted by Mister_A at 10:40 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


THE THIN MYRIAD
posted by The Whelk at 10:41 AM on March 9, 2011


TOUCH OF EMDASH
posted by shakespeherian at 10:41 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


2001: A SANS-SERIF ODYSSEY
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:41 AM on March 9, 2011


DIACRITIC IN A BLUE DRESS
posted by elizardbits at 10:42 AM on March 9, 2011


THE SECRET GARDEN what are we doing
posted by shakespeherian at 10:43 AM on March 9, 2011


THE LONG GARMOND
posted by The Whelk at 10:43 AM on March 9, 2011


CITIZEN KERN
posted by doublehappy at 10:45 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


ANATOMY OF A MARGIN
posted by elizardbits at 10:46 AM on March 9, 2011


SCALING PRIVATE RYAN
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:48 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


ALL IN THE FONT FAMILY
posted by doublehappy at 10:48 AM on March 9, 2011


THE WITNESS FOR THE PAGINATION
posted by elizardbits at 10:49 AM on March 9, 2011


ATTACK OF THE COPY EDITORS
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:49 AM on March 9, 2011


A VIEW TO A GILL
posted by shakespeherian at 10:50 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


CRIME OF THE CENTURY SCHOOLBOOK
posted by The Whelk at 10:53 AM on March 9, 2011


THE COURIER AND THE DINGBAT
posted by Mister_A at 10:53 AM on March 9, 2011


THE THIN MEAN LINE
posted by doublehappy at 10:53 AM on March 9, 2011


OUR MAN IN HELVETICA
posted by elizardbits at 10:53 AM on March 9, 2011


DEATH AT 300 DPI
posted by Mister_A at 10:56 AM on March 9, 2011


ASCII NOT FOR WHOM THE BELL TROLLS...

it trolls for thee
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:57 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


PORTENTOUS TYPE JOKE
posted by Mister_A at 10:59 AM on March 9, 2011


SIMSUNSET BOULEVARD
posted by elizardbits at 10:59 AM on March 9, 2011


UN COLOPHON ANDALOU
posted by shakespeherian at 10:59 AM on March 9, 2011


META JOKE
posted by The Whelk at 11:00 AM on March 9, 2011


CHICAGO
posted by doublehappy at 11:02 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


LOREM IPSUM, PRIVATE EYE
posted by Mister_A at 11:02 AM on March 9, 2011


POINT BREAK
posted by doublehappy at 11:04 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


THE GLYPHS OF WRATH
posted by elizardbits at 11:05 AM on March 9, 2011


THE SANS OF TIME
posted by doublehappy at 11:06 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FONT
posted by elizardbits at 11:08 AM on March 9, 2011


NORTH BY NORTH WINGDINGS
posted by nickmark at 11:15 AM on March 9, 2011


EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LUCIDA
posted by amyms at 11:21 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


HARD TIMES
posted by Mister_A at 11:23 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


CURLZ JUST WANNA HAVE FUN
posted by amyms at 11:23 AM on March 9, 2011


TIMES NEW ROMAN HOLIDAY
posted by elizardbits at 11:24 AM on March 9, 2011 [3 favorites]


DANSE MACABRE, AKZIDENZ GROTESK
posted by Mister_A at 11:28 AM on March 9, 2011


THE SCARLET BLACKLETTER
posted by doublehappy at 11:31 AM on March 9, 2011


oh my god i have been doing this for 90 minutes

GUYS I THINK MAYBE I AM A BIG NERD
posted by elizardbits at 11:31 AM on March 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Is it ALL CAPS day again?
posted by infini at 11:32 AM on March 9, 2011


THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
posted by doublehappy at 11:35 AM on March 9, 2011


ALL THE CAPS MEN
posted by The Whelk at 11:35 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


THE ITALICS JOB
posted by The Whelk at 11:35 AM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


PAPYRUS MOON
posted by gingerbeer at 11:40 AM on March 9, 2011


TO GILL SANS MOCKINGBIRD
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:45 AM on March 9, 2011


NO COURIER FOR OLD MEN
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:23 PM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Triple Ponies
posted by galadriel at 12:46 PM on March 9, 2011


SUDDEN IMPACT oh wait
posted by mintcake! at 1:37 PM on March 9, 2011


THE OLD MAN AND THE CSS
posted by elizardbits at 1:55 PM on March 9, 2011


Well, I'm back. Did it work?
posted by Eideteker at 3:43 PM on March 9, 2011


"...I hereby encourage all comers to mock me in the most creative way possible."

I shall, instead, create you in the most mocking way possible.

*steps into Delorean*

Be back in a second.

*pulls door closed*
posted by Eideteker at 3:43 PM on March 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Aww, fuck.
posted by Eideteker at 3:43 PM on March 9, 2011


THE FRENCH ARE COMING!
posted by clavdivs at 5:39 PM on March 9, 2011


FAST TIMES NEW ROMAN IN RIDGEMONT HIGH
posted by misha at 5:59 PM on March 9, 2011


TOY STORY 3D
posted by dougrayrankin at 3:54 PM on March 10, 2011


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