In the MMO / 3D VW of Second Life, there are a variety of ways to receive information:
1. IM’s from People
2. IM’s from Groups
3. Notecards from People
4. Notices from Groups
While Gmail manages to store 3GB of mail for you, SL caps out at about 3 messages! I’m joking – only slightly – it’s not a hard number but it seems to be around 20 or so. If your IM’s and Notices from 1 & 4 are over 20, you lose messages. You probably have to sign on more than 1x every single day to not lose messages. You can have your ALL your messages forwarded to email and not lose them. But this can really clutter up your in box. You can set individual groups to not send you notices, but the only choices are ALL notices and NONE ever. You can turn email forwarding on or off, but only for everything or nothing.
What I want, is to be able to get notices from all my groups when I’m online, and have IM’s from all my peeps forwarded to my email when I’m offline. And there’s no way to do that. There’s only the choice to:
1. Turn email off, and lose IM’s
2. Turn email on and be flooded by group notices
3. Turn email on, and set all groups to no notices, effectively removing yourself from them
I just want email on/off to be set separately for IM’s and Group Notices.
How are offline communications handled in your world?