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FC Email Alert Overload! How Do I Manage Watched Threads?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by happyTrails, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. happyTrails

    happyTrails phishpanicjam

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    I searched to no avail... I get an email every time a thread I participate in has a new post. I have selected not to receive any email alerts in my profile on the page where you list/change your email address, but they still keep on a comin'! I like getting the alerts when I log into this site, but do not want them cluttering up my email inbox. I am sure I am missing something simple, but I need your help! TIA!
  2. Tweak

    Tweak T\/\/34|<

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    I believe its under:

    Your Account
    Preferences
    Options -

    Automatically watch threads that you create or when you reply...
    • and receive email notifications of replies
    Uncheck that second box.
  3. happyTrails

    happyTrails phishpanicjam

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    That one has been unchecked for a while, but I still get them... :( Thought the same thing...
  4. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Pick an active thread you're watching. Unwatch it and see if you still get email alerts. If you don't, watch it again and see if the email alerts resume. Basically we want to try to isolate the source of the problem.

    Edit: Actually, use this thread because a test post to check for email alerts won't be off-topic here. ;)

    Oh wait, you started it in the wrong forum. No worries, I'm moving it.
  5. happyTrails

    happyTrails phishpanicjam

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    Yeah, I was not sure where to post and figured Ask FC has traffic and seemed fitting, but either way...my bad. So I "un-watched" the UD and Solo threads. I will report back. Thanks for your help.!

    edit to add....So, there was an update in the UD thread. No email, no FC alert. Does that help the diagnostic team?
  6. happyTrails

    happyTrails phishpanicjam

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    back to back posted to test alerts...

    pak, I am not getting any emails for this thread, but am getting alerts...so that is good. Newly "un-watched" threads are getting new posts with no email as well.
  7. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Okay, now watch them again and see if the email alerts still happen.

    I left a re-direct in Ask FC so you won't miss any traffic. ;)
  8. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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  9. happyTrails

    happyTrails phishpanicjam

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    thanks a bunch guys! have a great holiday weekend!
  10. chimpybits

    chimpybits Well-Known Member

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    Title says it all. I cannot figure this out.

    I would like to use Alerts more, but don't bother as they're burdened with too many threads.

    Modnote: Thread merged. :)
  11. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    "Unwatch thread" link at the top of any thread you are currently watching

    It's right where "Watch Thread" normally is.
  12. chimpybits

    chimpybits Well-Known Member

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    Duh why did I not see this. No, don't answer that. Thanks SD_haze.
  13. ictus

    ictus Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,

    I set my preferences to NOT email my about updates (that is, uncheck the box saying "receive email notification of replies), but I am still getting the emails.

    I want to be subscribed to everything, but I never want to get emails of any kind.

    How do I set that up?
    Thanks
  14. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    There are two places where you can control the sending of email notifications. To get what you want, you have to turn off notifications in your Preferences, but you also have to go to each Watched Thread and make sure that you have also turned off email notifications there. Go to All Watched Threads, then select every thread in the list. Use the drop-down at the bottom of the page to disable email notifications for all of them.

    Basically, if you've replied to a thread you are automatically watching it unless you specifically set it to unwatched. If you had email notification turned on when you first started watching a thread, this automatic subscription continues to send email even though you've later turned off the global setting.
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  15. ictus

    ictus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! got it all set up.

    But what happens if I now reply to another thread? Will I be receiving email notifications about just for that thread then?

    basically I want to receive all alerts so I see the alerts when I come here, but I don't want any emails sent. I hope the solution isn't to deactivate email notifications for each thread from now on.
  16. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    If you have turned off email notifications in Preferences, you don't need to do anything. You will not get an email notification for any thread you post in unless you specifically turned them on for that thread. Alerts are handled separately.
  17. Symbolik

    Symbolik Active Member

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    Thanks for this, the constant emails were bugging me
  18. mvapes

    mvapes Surrounded by the healthy!

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    This is weird cause I like the email alerts and barely ever get any. Once in a blue moon I get the alert emails but really, that's it.
  19. Symbolik

    Symbolik Active Member

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    I won't get email alerts for days.. And then as soon as I log onto my account here it blows my email up
  20. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    I've discovered that if you "unwatch" then "watch" the thread, a dialog box pops up that has the option for email notifications. I just re-watched my threads without email.
  21. goatgobaahh

    goatgobaahh Well-Known Member

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    I like the alerts HATE the e-mails. If Im at work I dont want anyone passing my computer and seeing e-mails with vape or anything else in it.
  22. Hoops

    Hoops Well-Known Member

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    I just setup rules in my mailbox and all FC emails go to their own folder. I like the emails, but don't always want them clogging my inbox. Works for me.
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  23. Meremoth

    Meremoth AKA ♫ Stinky Wizzleteats ♫

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    This is very helpful, thank you.


    :cheers:
  24. salivape

    salivape Well-Known Member

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    This is kind of relevant and I didn't want to start a thread for this but for some reason I don't get notifications a lot of the time. For example I wont get an alert about new posts in the ascent thread for a few days. Then I will get one but when I go to the thread there's pages of posts that I haven't been alerted about. Any ideas why? I like to keep on top of threads I'm following so I don't have to read too much at once.. especially after a session or two.
  25. Tweak

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    Happens to me to and I can't figure out why. As soon as I visit the watched thread, I start getting notifications.

    My theory is that if you get a notification alert and ignore it, then they stop alerting you until you visit that thread again.
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