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Old 08-15-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
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Subscribe to a thread, but stop email notifications?


I tried to find this under options, and I may have just missed it, so if I did, I'm sorry But would there be any way that a user could subscribe to a given thread, but turn off email notifications whenever the thread gets posted on? I have my spam email address set as my email currently simply because of this. I subscribe to a lot of threads, and just check them by clicking on "user cp". I can't get emails from people now though thru the site because I never check the spam address.

Once again, sorry if I'm just doing things the dumb way or if I just missed an preference.

On a side note, what does cp in user cp mean anyhow?
 
Old 08-15-2003, 11:53 AM   #2
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Re: Subscribe to a thread, but stop email notifications?

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On a side note, what does cp in user cp mean anyhow?
Control Panel

As for the subscribing to threads, there is no option to not recieve emails that I know of. I do know if you subscribe to a forum, you can have it mail you daily or weekly or not at all. Maybe this is something that could be implemented on a thread level, but that would be up to jeremy though.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 12:28 PM   #3
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If I understand you correctly setting "Allow LinuxQuestions.org To Send You Email Notices" to no and then subscribing to threads should do what you want.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-15-2003, 12:35 PM   #4
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If I understand you correctly setting "Allow LinuxQuestions.org To Send You Email Notices" to no and then subscribing to threads should do what you want.

--jeremy
Didn't even think about that one..
 
Old 08-15-2003, 12:40 PM   #5
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If I understand you correctly setting "Allow LinuxQuestions.org To Send You Email Notices" to no and then subscribing to threads should do what you want.

--jeremy
Would this mean the user wouldn't get the Bulletin though?

Cool
 
Old 08-15-2003, 12:59 PM   #6
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jeremy- thats not how it works for me. I originally put my spam address in when I signed up on the site (force of habit), but then yesterday decided to switch to my normal one in case people wanted to email from threads or whatnot. I figured you wouldn't be the type to sell email lists. But when I switched it, I started getting all kinds of emails notifying me that people had responded to my threads. I looked in options, and I have/had "Allow LinuxQuestions.org To Send You Email Notices" set to no. So I set my email back to my spam address. I'm pretty sure thats how it is, I'll double check now though by setting my email address back to my real one.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 01:15 PM   #7
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sorrodos,

Click the "Unsubscribe from all" link to clear any old subscriptions. You can then set "Use 'Email Notification' by default?" to no and Allow email to yes. This will allow LQ members to email you, but will stop you from getting any thread notifications. The Community Bulletin is a separate option, but setting the email option to no will override a setting of yes for the Community Bulletin.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-15-2003, 01:19 PM   #8
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So if I subscribe to any threads, I'll still get email notification? I really like being able to check for new messages by seeing my subscribed threads in user cp, but I don't like the emails.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 01:33 PM   #9
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Exactly like jeremy stated:

1. Clear all old subscriptions.
2. Turn off Email notification by selecting no.
3. Allow email to yes.
4. Subscribe to thread of choice.

And that should do what you want.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 01:37 PM   #10
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I wasn't clear on if I could subscribe still without getting emails. I understand now. Thanks guys, didn't mean to annoy any of you.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 01:40 PM   #11
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I wasn't clear on if I could subscribe still without getting emails. I understand now. Thanks guys, didn't mean to annoy any of you.
No annoyances, perfectly legitimate questions you were asking. Better to be on target than to stay confused on the issue..
 
Old 08-15-2003, 01:42 PM   #12
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To clarify, if you set "Allow email to yes." and then manually subscribe to the thread you *will* get an email.

--jeremy
 
Old 08-15-2003, 02:58 PM   #13
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Well, I tried that and I am still getting notification on thread updates. Oh well, its not that big of a deal.
 
  


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