Hello, all: have this general question on how to handle member's email in a site...
what is the right way to setup an email-system structure, say like in dating site, where members can email between each other, and if a member receives a new email it will "show" new email, and once it is read, then it turns off... member would either receive email notices to their email, or coudl also login in the site to read their email... (like Yahoo too per say)
Not sure how the whole system would be setup... would the emails that are sent back and forth between members be entered into a database, which then will show in each member's email list as send/received email? and if so, how would the site know that an "email" has been read or not? and show appropriate "new" email warning? I am thinking, maybe a conditional statement like "if email present in users[email] field, show "new-mail" icon, else show-nothing"??
Or am I completely off base?
Any feedback much appreciated!