Getting too many emails? How to change your notification settings

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By default, this forum sends out certain notifications to help keep you up to date on the discussions you’ve been following as well as highlighting popular discussions you haven’t.

Here’s what you’ll get by default:

  • A notification when someone @ mentions you in a discussion
  • A notification when someone replies to a post you’ve made
  • A notification when you receive a private message
  • An email summary of activity from across the forum once a week

Most notifications are also sent by email.

You have full control over the notifications and emails you get. If you find you’re getting too many notifications (or not enough!), here’s how to change them…

How are notifications set?

For each category and discussion, you choose from the following notification settings:

Notification setting For a category For a discussion
Watching You will automatically watch all discussions in this category. You will be notified of every new post in every topic, and a count of new replies will be shown. You will be notified of every new reply in this discussion, and a count of new replies will be shown.
Tracking You will automatically track all discussions in this category. You will be notified if someone mentions your @name or replies to you, and a count of new replies will be shown. A count of new replies will be shown for this discussion. You will be notified if someone mentions your @name or replies to you.
Watching First Post You will only be notified of the first post in each new discussion in this category. N/A
Normal You will be notified if someone mentions your @name or replies to you.
Muted You will never be notified of anything about new discussions in this category, and they will not appear in latest. You will never be notified of anything about this discussion, and it will not appear in latest.

Changing your default notification settings.

You can change your global notification settings in your preferences. Click that link or find it manually by clicking on your profile picture, then on the cog icon to access your preferences. Find the ‘notifications’ menu on the left.

As well as changing your default settings here, you can also change your settings for individual categories and tags.

Changing your notification settings for a specific category.

If you’d like to change your notification settings for a specific category (e.g. if you want to receive more or fewer notifications), you can do so by clicking on the grey notification button just above the list of discussions on the category page:

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Changing your notification settings for a specific discussion.

You can also adjust your notification settings for individual discussions (e.g. if you want to be notified of every new post, want to mute it entirely etc.). Just click/tap on the circular, grey notification button underneath the timeline on the right of the discussion:

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Noting that some users joined at a point in time where the email summary defaults were one daily message - if you joined before November, please go in and change your email preferences to your liking.

Apologies if this has been an issue for anyone using this forum! :pray: