Again, before I continue though, I'm sure this idea has been brought up before. And I'll support the staff for whatever reason if they say no because as of right now they already have top-of-the-line applications such as Nexus and Blog etc.
My idea for IP.Mail
It would be really cool if you guys made a indvidule app where users may implement a E-Mailing System that can be easily accessed by users and administrators. Unlike cPanel where they use 3rd party Apps like Squirel Mail etc, IP.Mail has its own perks and professtional design that can be a slave or master application.
URL Example to Application for Admins
URL Example for Online Users
Admins needs to reach out to their user base by letting them know on such occations like Billing, Newsletters, and well anything really important. So instead of manualy using all these other path ways to intergrate your server to your mailling system, why not make a complete application based on your mailing system.
For example you can deticate your Billing Team to firstname.lastname@example.org and have their e-mails be setup where whom will get it by forwarding to a active billing agent that can respond to them soon using a queue system. Perhaps make it where tickets are made on Nexus it will forward to an agent's e-mail so they can respond much faster.
Also IP.Mail can be used for users to sign up for their own e-mail account on your forums. And with IP.Nexus you can intergrate it where users can purchase a e-mail slot that goes directly to your site.
Plus, you can make custom designs on what your newsletters will look like to your subscribers and/or customers.
A complete interface so that its a all-in-one managed area where Administrators can add/disable e-mails.
Some Users or customers whould be so pleased to have a mailing system that is there where they can store e-mails and be apart of something unique. Of course the PM system has always been there for us. But of course what about those who would like to get so in deph with the concept of easy access or even community access.
I see two perks for this would work like this....
Perk 1. Within the forums a user can be sent an e-mail from another user like this:
From @ChadA To @SindeyDx2x2 Subject: Hey this is pretty Cool Hey Sindey, I'm likeing this new IP.Mail application from IPS, we should use it more. -------------------------------------------- From @SindeyDx2x2 To @ChadA Cc/Invite @Mattinc, @DestroyerBK, @TotalCoolDude Subject: RE: Hey this is pretty Cool I completely agree, Chad. I also invited our friends to this e-mail conversation.
Notice I put a "@" as the preffix. That can be the user to user mailing system within the mail system. And with outmail it will be something like ChadA@domain.com. The suffix is plain e-mail to another person off site that is not registered to the site.
People may not use your mailing service if they do not want to, they can just use PM, but within the PM system people that are identified with a preffixed "@" is a e-mail registered user.
As many may say, there are several thousands to even millions of different mailing services out there. Make your community unique with using the option to sync your notifications and everything to your phone etc. This will also help in a way so that admins may send out newsletters to their users faster than ever and recieve feedback from you. They even may want to talk to you about your feedback, this way your guranteed a patton about your inovative idea to their site. Or perhaps discuss your resume and application to becoming staff in complete privacy.
Whatever the case may be, it can be something very useful.
Anyway, that is just an idea of it, you may twist a few things around if you want. That's my idea of "IP.Mail."