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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. salivape

    salivape Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I had noticed that. You're probably right about inactivity, but if I got a notification then I would become active in my watched threads.. catch 22 situation
  2. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    This is exactly right. If you ignore an alert the XenForo assumes you don't care any more and stops alerting you. This is XenForo behaviour and not something FC can change as far as I know.

    You did get a notification but you ignored it.
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  3. olivianewtonjohn

    olivianewtonjohn Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this is in the wrong section, I didnt know where else it could go. So I like the alerts that I get on this website when I goto this site I can see I have new alerts. My question is there anyway to stop getting emails? I visit this site usually 1+ time a day and getting emails every two seconds on my phone is alittle annoying.

    Thanks for any help

    mod note: Merged into existing thread.
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 16, 2013
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  4. t-dub

    t-dub Vapor Sloth

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    Go under "preferences" and uncheck the box that says "Receive e-mail notifications of replies"
  5. olivianewtonjohn

    olivianewtonjohn Well-Known Member

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    I did that but thought I was still getting emails maybe they were old unread ones because I haven't received an email due to this thread. Maybe it took a second for that setting to apply.

    Thank you t-dub; I kept getting alerts and this site is addicting instead of studying right now I kept checking out my alerts that kept coming on my phone. I mean I love this site but its not going to help me learn biochem lol
  6. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    I seem to remember someone else having this problem and they also had to log out and log back in for the change to take effect. :hmm:
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  7. Tweek

    Tweek Well-Known Member

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    I've tried most of the tips in the past and I still get emails.

    I think Paka mentioned the reason and that there was a work around. Can't remember though.
  8. olivianewtonjohn

    olivianewtonjohn Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know the work around? Ill try the log out log back in routine but im still getting emails. Problem not resolved......
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  9. nopartofme

    nopartofme Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the email setting is saved on a per-thread basis and the setting you changed only affects threads you watch from now on.

    Try unwatching and rewatching the threads you're getting the most emails from. The button is at the top right of the first post on every page.
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  10. Puffers

    Puffers Well-Known Member

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    You have to unsubscribe and then resubscribe to older threads that are still set to give you email notifications.



    Dang kids distract me and nopart beats me to it :lol:
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  11. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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    This is how to disable notifications, email or otherwise:

    1. Go here http://fuckcombustion.com/watched/threads/all
    2. Check the box beside the threads you don't want email notifications for
    3. Select Disable email notification from the drop down and click Go
    It sounds like you've already got the other part figured out.
    Hope that helps. :)
  12. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    Must I unsubscribe from all emails every time I post in a new thread?

    I check the website often and do not need any emails from FC.
    Is there a way I can set it up where the default is for no emails?
  13. Tweak

    Tweak T\/\/34|<

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    Under Browsing Preferences:

    Options:

    Automatically watch threads that you create or when you reply...
    • and receive email notifications of replies
    The first should be checked to receive notifications, the second one must be UN-checked to NOT receive emails.
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  14. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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    Thanks, I see where you are referring now.

    I also see the boxes at the bottom of the screen when I click on Reply with "more options."
    It would be great to see these boxes under the quick response dialogue box as well, but now that I have changed it in my Preferences I guess that would be moot and redundant.

    Thanks for the help!
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  15. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu Show compassion to animals

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    I disabled email alerts after a week of using FC, and a few of the threads that I followed PRIOR to disabling alerts still alert me via email when someone replies to those threads.
    Doesn't bother me, but thought the info may help
  16. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Interesting. Try unwatching one of those threads, then turning watch back on. Do the alerts stop?

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