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Email notifications of new posts to a thread

You can watch a thread by clicking the Watch icon.

You have to be logged in at that point, so the system knows who is doing the watching – the button doesn’t even appear if you’re not logged in.

Then if you’re not actively reading it and someone posts you’ll get a notification a few minutes later.

You’ll only get one, even if lots of new posts are added, until you’ve been back and viewed the thread.

This means that if somebody logs in to make a posting, and then they log out and remain logged out, they will get just one notification and no more – because the system has no way of knowing when they have been back to read the posts represented by the notification.

So if you are not getting the notifications, it’s probably because you are not logging in

Administrator
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

Will clicking on the email notification take you to the correct follow on post from the last one read, or will it simply direct you to the end of the thread?

Egnm, United Kingdom

Will clicking on the email notification take you to the correct follow on post from the last one read, or will it simply direct you to the end of the thread?

The former, provided you’re logged in.

Administrator
EGTR / London, United Kingdom

You’re right, it does!

Egnm, United Kingdom

I have watching turned on for the Malibu channel thread.
Not sure I’m getting the usual notificatrions – will monitor

Sandtoft EGCF, North England

Have also turned ‘watching’ on for this thread – will also monitor this one.
‘Watching’ always (in the past) gave me a notification

Last Edited by WarleyAir at 29 Jan 12:41
Sandtoft EGCF, North England

Notifications should work fine; I tested them recently.

What I haven’t tested (in recent years) was the Pushover option. Nobody used it, and the Pushover system was not reliable. I have just set it up again for myself on some thread(s).

OTOH email notifications don’t always work because, ahem, emails don’t always work, for all sorts of reasons to do with antispam – more here.

Administrator
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

This has stopped working for me. I’ve tried logging out and back in, and checking spam. Am I missing something obvious?

EGHP-LFQF-KCLW, United Kingdom

Test

Administrator
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom

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Administrator
Shoreham EGKA, United Kingdom
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