One of our QB notifications includes a "travel quote request" that is sent to a list of travel agents. I need to be able to configure the notification email so that the travel agents can reply to the notification email and have their reply sent to a list of email addresses that I specify.
What I did for a client was to set up an email distribution list address as my client had that ability in their Corporate mail system. I registered it as a QuickBase userid. Then the mail Notification went to external Vendors and like you are wanting to do, the Vendor just does a Reply to the email.
We currently have a web page that includes a travel request form that, when submitted, generates an email to all of our travel agents along with a "travel requests" email group here at the company. When the travel agent replies all, the reply goes to the email address that created the request and the "travel requests" email group. This is the key downfall of the QuickBase notification: it does not support the "reply all" to multiple email addresses. Perhaps there is enough of a support base to have this feature added to the QuickBase notification?
In the mean time, I need some help developing the "submit" button that automatically saves the record in addition to executing the URL that generates the notification email.
You are on the right track with creating the distro list and having it set up as a QuickBase User. You would then go to the "Advanced Options" for the notification and change the from address to the distro list. This will allow the recipient to reply to the distro list from the notification.
In the detailed comments you say, "In the mean time, I need some help developing the "submit" button that automatically saves the record in addition to executing the URL that generates the notification email. "
I can help you with that!
First, we'll be snatching a snippet of code from haversineconsulting credits go to dandiebolt, and modifying it slightly. https://haversineconsulting.quickbase.com/db/bgcwm2m4g?a=dr&r=ph&rl=cejw. We'll take his code and modify it to the following... (Don't forget to credit dandiebolt!)
(Remove the spaces before a and /a!). For a different color button, you can change the class from Vibrant Success to one any of the following: Vibrant Success (Green), Vibrant Primary (Blue), Vibrant Danger (Red), Vibrant Alert (Orange).
Anyway, it is a little bit of a duct-tape method, but it does get the job done.