Not possible right now without a plugin, you can wait for https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/issues/7217 to be implementedbarisusakli created this issue in NodeBB/NodeBB closed make "allow group creation" a global privilege #7217
User to user email
Is there a plugin to send an internal email to another user, without having so see or ask for their email address?
Instead of CHat with, it'll be email user.
jarey last edited by jarey
Hi @evoixmr ,
Don't think it exists.
For users that have public email selected in user>settings page, you could send and e-mail just using your email client directly, so the plugin would not have any sense in my opinion; and for the users who have their e-mail hidden, in my opinion again, the plugin should respect the user's choice and don't let anyone see/use their e-mail adress, so you should not be able to contact them via e-mail even with the plugin approach you are suggesting.
That said you send a chat message to someone, they receive an email if they have selected the related option once again in user>settings page wich i even think can be selected as a default setting from the Administration Control Panel for all users to have by default.
This could also be illegal in some countries unless you have a terms of service the user must opt-in to that explicitly mentions that the user agrees to receiving these types of e-mails.