"Send a Message" Function on LCR

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Re: "Send a Message" Function on LCR

Postby scgallafent » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:47 am

abc46 wrote:Looking at my member record, there is a "Preferred Name" field that is not populated. Perhaps it is looking in that field, and then not defaulting to the "Member Name" field when that field is empty. It doesn't appear that I can change my own Preferred Name online, but I'll try on Sunday. If this is the issue, then the Member Name field should probably be used as the backup when there is no Preferred Name.

It should be falling back to the member name if there is no preferred name.

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Re: "Send a Message" Function on LCR

Postby josh.witt » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:00 pm

It is showing "null" as the person sending the message in the auto text at the bottom of the email. Anyone know how to resolve this?

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Re: "Send a Message" Function on LCR

Postby scgallafent » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:19 pm

josh.witt wrote:It is showing "null" as the person sending the message in the auto text at the bottom of the email. Anyone know how to resolve this?

Add a preferred name to your member record or wait for the big fix release of LCR that will be coming shortly.

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Re: "Send a Message" Function on LCR

Postby mrgsandala » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:30 am

I am an Ward Executive Secretary and have noticed a problem with 'Sending a message'....I use to send messages to 'Leaders' and 'Members' in my Ward and when I checked off the box for my name or calling, would also get a copy of the message that I sent to others....But Now, for some reason, when I select the group ( lets say Bishopric) they all get the message in their emails, but I Do Not....What has happened...??? Nothing about my computer has been changed but I never seem to receive a copy of any 'Message' that I send...Is this a 'Glitch' that is being worked on...??? Just want to see if I can do something to get back my copy of sent messages...!!! Thanks for all you do...!!!

If you have a fix, Please email me ....
mrgeoff@juno.com
Thanks...!!!

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Re: "Send a Message" Function on LCR

Postby scgallafent » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:38 am

You should always get a copy of a message you send. Have you checked to see if it is being caught in a spam filter?

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Re: "Send a Message" Function on LCR

Postby Jonathan.Monson » Tue Dec 15, 2015 10:07 am

I love the send a message feature in LCR. However I just found out that in only applies to bishoprics, clerks, and executive secretaries (on a ward level). For the leaders in quorums or auxiliaries they have to go a backwards way into the directory and copy and paste lists to e-mail their organization. It would be extremely useful if the Church allows the 'Send a Message' feature to be available to the leaders as well. Is there any plans for them to do this?

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Re: "Send a Message" Function on LCR

Postby dfchamplain » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:48 pm

Jonathan.Monson wrote:I love the send a message feature in LCR. However I just found out that in only applies to bishoprics, clerks, and executive secretaries (on a ward level). For the leaders in quorums or auxiliaries they have to go a backwards way into the directory and copy and paste lists to e-mail their organization. It would be extremely useful if the Church allows the 'Send a Message' feature to be available to the leaders as well. Is there any plans for them to do this?

Jonathan Monson


You will also notice that the directory only lists those who have the appropriate priesthood office. In our ward, we have several members who hold the office of Elder, yet go to the High Priest Group. We also have several prospective elders that meet with us. These individuals do not show in the directory under the Elders list. Every time I send an email to the EQ, I have to remember to remove people and add others. I have gone round and round with SLC on this, but have never received clear direction when the directory will mirror my EQ class list like LCR does.

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Re: "Send a Message" Function on LCR

Postby russellhltn » Tue Dec 15, 2015 9:03 pm

dfchamplain wrote:but have never received clear direction when the directory will mirror my EQ class list like LCR does.


I think the answer is when the higher priority development tasks are done. When will they be done? They might have some idea, but it's too vague to share. They're done when they're done.

Basically, we rarely hear when things will happen, unless it's near release.
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Re: "Send a Message" Function on LCR

Postby kisaac » Wed Dec 16, 2015 7:12 am

Jonathan.Monson wrote:I just found out that in only applies to bishoprics, clerks, and executive secretaries (on a ward level). For the leaders in quorums or auxiliaries they have to go a backwards way

We just send an email to the exec sec and ask him to use the "Send a message feature" to send it on to the organization members. While you "could" use the directory to copy the emails and send them yourself, that really only works if your organization is small... your email provider likely will limit your ability to send mass emails (gmail is 100 per dAy, I believe) or worse, flag you as a spammer and lock your account.

The calendar also is a "backwards way" to sending out messages.
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Re: "Send a Message" Function on LCR

Postby tstear » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:25 pm

I am a high priest group leader and cannot find the "send a message" or "email all" button/hyperlink anywhere!!!!! I am following the "Sending email to your ward or stake" help document under directory/managing directory. Seriously, where is the coordination between who writes the help files and what actually appears in LCR? I am frustrated. I want to send an email to the 40+ high priests in my ward. Do I not have permission to do this? What good is being the HPG leader if I can't email except for cutting and pasting 40 emails? Seriously? I am from unit 73911.

Here is the help file:
Click Ward Organizations.

Click the group you want to send an e-mail to.

Click Email all... below the title in the main column.

I can click the organization (high priests) and then they all show up on the right half of the screen but there is NO "click email all" button or hyperlink anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How is this not possible for me?

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