Send Discussion Replies via Email

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When a new message is posted to the challenge discussion board, an email is sent out to everyone participating on the challenge. Implement the functionality for a user to reply to this email using an Apex Email Service which will insert the record in the Challenge_Comment__c object below for the correct Member, Challenge and Reply_To, etc. You do not have to actually send out the email.

The key to the service is to associate the incoming email with an existing Challenge_Comment__c record that the person is replying to (this creates a discussion thread). Perhaps putting the name of the original comment (e.g., CC-11532) in the subject or somewhere in the body? You may have to change the format of the email that goes out to accomidate your code.

Create the following Challenge_Comment__c custom object (disregard the UserProfileFeedId field as not needed):

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Create the following Mail__c custom object:

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When a new record is inserted into the Challenge_Comment__c custom object, an "after insert" trigger fires (the actual code is attached in the assets section) to add the record to the Mail__c custom object. Another service will eventually pick up this record in the Mail__c object and send it out via email.

Must have 90%+ test coverage. Be clear and concise on how to setup this service and any changes to existing functionality.


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