On HelpExchange - one of the woofing platforms - members when receiving a message from another member, can see the email address of the person who contacted them and they are offered the possibility to reply to that person directly to their email address.
Having used HelpExchange myself for woofing, I really liked to see that when someone contacted me I could reply to them directly to their email address as this possibility promoted trust and friendship between the members and made it possible from the start for the two members to keep in touch more easily also outside of the platform.
With consideration to the fact that hospex platforms always promoted the positive aspects of cultural exchange between people and with consideration to the fact that more experienced members prefer to host and be hosted by members they feel they connect with at least at some level, maybe is a good idea to include this feature by allowing members to reply directly to the email address of the person that is contacting them.
What is your opinion about this? Do You think it is a good idea? Would You like to have such possibility implemented?