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Email Forum Notification

Discussion in 'Support' started by samintz, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. samintz

    samintz Scott Mintz

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    Did email notification from the forums get turned off? I used to get notifications for all the forums and I haven't received a peep in quite a while.

    -Scott
     
  2. Christian Albaret

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    Same for me, the email notifications stopped 1 or 2 weeks ago.

    On http://jpsoft.com/forums/forums, none of the forums was "wached" anymore for my profile. I turned them "watched" again, and it seems I get the notifications again.
     
  3. samintz

    samintz Scott Mintz

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    How? When I click on my Alert Preferences and select Watched Forums, I get no way to select which forums I want to watch.
     
  4. Christian Albaret

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    I clicked
    - 'Forums' tab
    - one the forums (e-g 'Support')
    - 'watch forum', at the top-right of the list of threads

    but I don't remember if I did it this way originally.
     
  5. samintz

    samintz Scott Mintz

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    I finally figured it out. It is extremely non-obvious.
     
  6. rconn

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    Previously, email notification was a (dreadful) hack because it wasn't supported in XenForo. The XenForo 1.2 release (a couple of weeks ago) added this capability -- but it was incompatible with the old email notification, so that has been removed.

    You will have to resubscribe to the forums you want to watch.
     
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    After the server migration I very laboriously reentered my notification requests, and they seemed to work (including 5 today, but they seem to be for new threads only...
     
  8. Steve Fabian

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    I only get notifications for new messages in old threads sporadically: only 3 since 2013-09-07 04:00 EDT (last Wed.). I thought there was no activity!
     
  9. rconn

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    WAD - you will only be notified once if there are multiple new messages that you have not read in a watched thread. When you read them, you'll get another notification if any new messages are posted. (This is the same way that notifications worked previously.)
     
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    In the past all posts were sent out as notification emails, so my mail client would notify me of each on arrival. and needed to "browse" a\only my own posts. If I did not post for a week, I could keep my browser off and still get all the news. No more - I have to search for them, and I can no longer search for messages without fresh internet access. More expensive but less convenient - not an enhancement...
     
  11. rconn

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    No, they definitely were not. (See your previous several dozen complaints about this.)
     

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