Little Known Facts About ATP: Tree Mail Questions

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Little Known Facts About ATP

By dave
January 5, 2015

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jan 4, 2015 8:13 PM CST
@dave

How do you "send tree-mails to multiple recipients"?
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Jan 4, 2015 11:02 PM CST
I'm not Dave, but I can answer this one nodding

When you go to create a t-mail, and enter the first name, you just add a comma and then the next name.

it really is that simple! Hurray! Hurray!

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jan 5, 2015 7:03 AM CST
fiwit said:I'm not Dave, but I can answer this one nodding

When you go to create a t-mail, and enter the first name, you just add a comma and then the next name.

it really is that simple! Hurray! Hurray!



Thanks Mary! Thumbs up

I had no idea how this was done!

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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Jan 5, 2015 7:22 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.

When I start typing the screen name I want to send it to, ATP suggests names for me. When I select the name I want from the list, it automatically supplies the comma Thumbs up
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 5, 2015 5:51 PM CST
Yes, & let's say you have a plant or seeds of a plant that you saw 5 other people had on their want list and you had enough surplus to provide 5 people with. Then instead of tree-mailing each person individually to notify them you can fulfill their wish you could just create a group tree-mail using each of the hopeful recipients screen names. Saves a lot of time! Smiling
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
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Marilyn
Jan 6, 2015 1:53 AM CST
chelle said:

Thanks Mary! Thumbs up

I had no idea how this was done!



I agree I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Birds Hummingbirder Salvias Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Container Gardener Cottage Gardener Bee Lover Forum moderator Butterflies Apples
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Marilyn
Jan 6, 2015 1:54 AM CST
Thanks Ann!

I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Jan 6, 2015 5:47 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
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critterologist
Feb 1, 2016 8:49 AM CST
Thanks! I had the same question, since I want to continue to do Mid-Atlantic info "blasts" here (for example, there will soon be a tree mail going out to the MAG folks who participate in the local group buys we do).

That's easier than doing a "blast" list, and hopefully I can copy/paste the recipient list for future use. :-)
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
We're all learners, doers, teachers
Charter ATP Member Region: Maryland Bulbs Amaryllis Tropicals Cottage Gardener
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critterologist
Feb 3, 2016 8:42 AM CST
So, I used this feature and discovered it works a little differently than a Dmail "blast" at Dave's Garden.

Whenever somebody responds to your multiple-recipient tree-mail, EVERYBODY sees the response. For some purposes, that might be a good thing. But this spring when I send a notice out to a hundred people to be sure Mid-Atlantic gardeners know about the spring plant swap... well, all those people do not need to see every "sorry I can't make it" or "do you realize I am 4 hours away" response... they don't even want to read the "I'll be there; can't wait" responses... those who are coming will connect up on the discussion thread.

Is there any way to do a multiple-recipient mailing so that replies are seen only by the original sender?
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Feb 3, 2016 10:00 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Nope, sorry.

The feature is the same as a "group email" with a "group reply to all" response. It can't function differently.
This feature was meant to replace private forums, if people wanted a private chatting place for off-topic sensitive topics on ATP.

I know some people note in their group treemail to please respond individually to the sender. I tip my hat to you.
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 3, 2016 11:33 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I'll add that this question has come up from time to time. Occasionally members who receive such a treemail do not want it, and as replies continue to add up they continue to get annoyed with this tree mail popping up again and again on their homepage.

I have plans to allow recipients of group tree-mails to withdraw themselves from a treemail. I also want to let the sender have the power to "lock" the tree mail so that nobody can reply to it (except for the sender.)
Name: Critter (Jill)
MD (Zone 6b)
We're all learners, doers, teachers
Charter ATP Member Region: Maryland Bulbs Amaryllis Tropicals Cottage Gardener
Critters Allowed Birds Butterflies Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bee Lover
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critterologist
Feb 3, 2016 1:29 PM CST
Locking would work great for the way I'd like to use the feature to send out announcements to our MAG forum folks from time to time. Meanwhile, I'll use Trish's suggestion of adding a note to please not respond to this tree-mail.

I can definitely see the utility of the feature in doing private or sidebar chats.

I've been lurking more than posting on ATP forums since the beginning, while trying to have one foot here and one foot in DG. Now that our Mid-Atlantic group has essentially moved here in its entirety, I'm learning to use various features that I didn't need before... @dave and @trish, I appreciate your patience with my questions and comments as I dig further into ATP!
I'm learning to dance in the rain. Thank you, Sally & Chris.
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Feb 3, 2016 4:00 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Happy to help! I tip my hat to you.
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.

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