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E-mail notification turned off - how to turn back on

post #1 of 6
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Due to a major issue with the ISP that has control of the domain nameservers for my domain, I wasn't getting e-mail for about 5 days. That seems to have been enough for the AVSForum software to turn off e-mail notification for all of the threads that I have started and/or responded to.

I ultimately got e-mail from the forum saying that notification was turned off and that I could turn it back on when the problem was fixed. BTW, that is a catch-22 situation, in that if e-mail isn't working, how was I supposed to get the e-mail telling me that notification was turned off?

So, I went into my profile and turned on the default for e-mail notification. Due to what I consider a bug in the forum software, all of the subscribed threads are still off. I saw no option in the area dealing with the subscribed threads to blanket set the notification option. I haven't found an option anywhere to correct this.

I have a sh!tload of threads, so how does one turn them all back on, i.e., setting the instant e-mail notification to on? It was nice of the forum software to turn off all of the threads (NOT) and not have a way to turn them all back on.
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post
So, I went into my profile and turned on the default for e-mail notification. Due to what I consider a bug in the forum software, all of the subscribed threads are still off. I saw no option in the area dealing with the subscribed threads to blanket set the notification option. I haven't found an option anywhere to correct this.
Did you try this procedure?

Go to UserCP
Under Subscribed Threads, click List Subscriptions
At the top of the displayed column, click the Check All Box
At the bottom of the column, select the notification you prefer.

Yes, this has to be repeated for each page, but not for each thread.
post #3 of 6
Let us know if you still aren't getting anything after doing the above.
post #4 of 6
Also..."BTW, that is a catch-22 situation, in that if e-mail isn't working, how was I supposed to get the e-mail telling me that notification was turned off?"

It is sent to you via PM. When you come back to the site, the site tells you that you have a PM waiting. If you have your setting to alert you via email when you receive a new PM, that is why it was also sent via email.

Thank you member Roger for the help.
post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Roger Dressler View Post

Did you try this procedure?

I initially saw that at the bottom of the page, but it said "Move to Folder" so I assumed (we all know what that means) that the options listed there were like the options listed for messages in the PM section. So, I didn't drop the list down, or I would have discovered that the list was two fold.

Maybe a heading to the left of the pulldown that says "Thread subscription/E-mail notification: " would end that dual uasge confusion.

Thanks for the pointer. All are reset now.
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by David Bott View Post

It is sent to you via PM. When you come back to the site, the site tells you that you have a PM waiting. If you have your setting to alert you via email when you receive a new PM, that is why it was also sent via email.

Which means that the PM e-mail is not disabled like the thread notification, so that normal e-mail queue rules take over, i.e., how often the e-mail connection is tried before the message is eventually deleted. In this particular case, even getting the DNS MX record so that the connection can even be tried

Eventually the user would notice that no e-mail was coming in after posts, but the PM message is a nice touch.
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