I’ve been using email enabled discussion boards lately, but I’ve found them to be far less than ideal. Are e-mail enabled discussion lists are really this finicky, or have I configured something wrong?

1.) You cannot change the subject. All replies must match the subject of the discussion and include Re:. (This is reasonable, and far less concerning than #2)

Discussion board subject

“My Subject Name”

Discussion board e-mail reply:

“Re: My Subject Name”

2.) The replying email must include the original discussion body.

“This is my response”

On Jan 9, 2018, at 9:15 PM, MyName wrote:

This is the discussion I am replying to

I have read that SharePoint decides that an e-mail is a response by checking the body of the message for the reply separator (-------).

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