Originally Posted by SeekingNirvana
I know....i know its been said a hundred times before, but how do I change my email notifications. Im tired of getting 20 emails a day whenever someone post in a thread i'm subscribed to. Im glad its nice and easy
.....it should be under the thread tools drop down. But why put it there?
The email notifications are part of your thread subscription options.
To change default subscription options
- Threads you were not subscribed to but then post a message to that thread. (Posting a message to a thread automatically subscribes you to that thread if you aren't already subscribed.)
- The default subscription setting if you are viewing a thread and, at the top of the page, click on "Thread Tools" and then click on "Subscribe to This Thread".
Click on "User CP" (for User Control Panel).
In the navigation bar on the left, in the "Settings & Options" section, click on "Edit Options".
On the "Edit Options: SeekingNirvana" page, scroll down a short ways to the "Messaging & Notification" section, and continue down to the "Default thread subscription mode" paragraph. At the bottom right of that paragraph is a pull-down box that you can set at any of these options:
- Do not subscribe
- No email notification
- Instant email notification
- Daily email notification
- Weekly email notification
Pull down and then click on the one you want.
At the bottom of the page, click on "SAVE CHANGES".
To change existing subscription options
Click on "Thread Subscriptions" near the upper right of every page. (If there are threads where you have subscribed but haven't yet read all the messages, there will typically be a red circle with a number in the circle representing something like the number of threads with new messages, or something like that; it seems that often the number is smaller than the actual number of threads with new messages.)
Now you should see the threads you have subscribed to with the subscription in folder "Subscriptions". The threads will be listed in a table with Thread (the thread title), Last Post, Notification, and a column of check boxes. If the Notification says anything other than "None", click on the check box for that subscribed thread. Go through the current page and click where appropriate.
At the bottom of the subscription page, there is the label "Selected Threads" followed by a pull-down box. If you want no email notification, click on the pull-down, click on "No email notification", and then click on the "GO" button at the right of the pull-down box. This will change the subscriptions you clicked on to not
send you any emails, and the screen should refresh with the updated settings. Note: you have to do this before moving off the page. (I tried checking threads from multiple pages, but the action ended up changing only the current page of subscribed threads I had checked, not on subscribed threads I checked on previous pages.)
This exercise will have to be repeated for every page of subscribed threads listed for "Subscriptions".
If you have multiple folders for subscriptions, go back to the top of the page and at "Jump to Folder" use the pull-down box to select the next folder of subscriptions to change.