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Author Topic: How to get posts as an email digest  (Read 1208 times)

GinJones

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How to get posts as an email digest
« on: January 02, 2016, 09:27:48 PM »
This sounds complicated, but after the first time, it's easy. If you try, and can't figure it out, PM a moderator with your choices: immediate emails, daily or weekly, and whether you want just a notification or the notification plus the post itself. 

First, choose a topic, like "dental" issues in either the adult or pediatric area (you can change this later).

Second, click on the topic. There will be an index of all the threads in that topic. At the bottom of the page, you'll see the word "notify." Click on that. You'll get a popup message that asks if you're sure. Click "okay."

Third, go to the blue bar at the top of the page and click on "profile."

Then, beneath the blue bar, to the right, you'll see three boxes. The middle one is "modify profile." Hover over that, and you'll get a drop-down menu. Choose "notifications."

Now, you get to make your choices for what notifications you want and how often.

If you want to get the entire posted message (not just a notification that will allow you to decide whether to go read it at the forum), then mark the third box ("When sending notification of a reply to a topic, send the post in the email.") Note that you cannot respond to these emails, but need to go to the forum if you want to post a response or ask a follow-up question.

If all you want is to get a notice that someone has posted, without the actual message (so you can decide whether to go read it or ignore it), skip down past the first three lines with the checkboxes.

Finally, you need to decide how you want to get the notifications. Beneath the three check-box options are two more questions. In the first one, the drop-down box allows you to choose whether to get the notices immediately (like the old default option on the listserv), daily (like the digest option on the listser) or once a week (a new option). For the second question, you probably want to choose "only replies."

From there on out, you can change which boards (the big subjects like "dental issues") and which threads (the individual questions within the board) you want to get by email simply by checking "notify" on the main page of the board or on an individual topic. You can cancel the notifications either by going to the board/topic where you'll see "unnotify" where "notify" used to be, or else you can cancel them from this page, where you set you preferences initially.
« Last Edit: September 11, 2016, 07:20:02 PM by GinJones »