Email Notification
DBAsupport.com Forums - Powered by vBulletin
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Email Notification

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    49

    Question Email Notification

    Hello,

    Can anyone tell me whether the email notification feature is working on this forum?
    I've selected it in my profile and activated my account by following the link in the verification email, but still don't get notified when people respond to posts I'm subscribed to????

    I did see a post with the same question posted in 2001 thought it might be fixed by now 04/2004?

    Cheers Al

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Geneva Switzerland
    Posts
    3,142

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    49
    Dapi,

    I posted this question after starting a rant off topic. If I manually click subscribe to this thread will I receive an email when someone replies? Or are there no emails ever?

    Cheers Al

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Geneva Switzerland
    Posts
    3,142
    If you read between the lines of that old thread, it would appear that something in the forum software/configuration is not quite up to spec. It seems from my experience:
    EITHER we can have no e-mails from posts in threads (as it is now)
    OR we can have an e-mail every time there is a post in a subscribed thread, even if the user profile says no e-mails - which can be MUCH TOO MUCH!

    Perhaps Linda can tell you more . . . .

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    49
    The best option IMO is -
    Send an email when a post is made to a subscribed thread but no more until you view the post again.

    Which is the way it works at vbforums.com, also Powered by: vBulletin Version 2.3.4, so I don't see why it couldn't be configured in the same way

    Unless of course this is what you object to? However the way I understand what you saying is that you get an email every time someone responds to a subscribed thread whether you've viewed it since the last post or not. Which I agree would be very annoying especially for the prolific posters.

    Cheers Al

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    1,994
    Ok, I'm playing with this again. Someone please post a reply to this thread, in fact, several someones please reply. I want to see if I get an email, and if so, how many emails I get.

    No DaPi, I have not changed the forum config...yet. You won't be inundated with email. Eventually, I guess we'll have to change the forum config to test, but I'm planning on getting the techs involved again, so hopefully VB will be working right and only those who want email will get it. For now, I want to see if ~I~ can get email, probably not, but I need to check it out anyway.
    ____________________
    Thanks,
    Linda

    http://dbasupport.com/
    http://databasejournal.com/



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Posts
    4,439
    Got any email recently, Linda?
    Jurij Modic
    ASCII a stupid question, get a stupid ANSI
    24 hours in a day .... 24 beer in a case .... coincidence?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    greenwich.ct.us
    Posts
    9,095
    Did ya, did ya?

    Personally, I think the email notification is for people that don't really want to participate but want answers to their questions. These people typically put URGENT in their posts.
    Jeff Hunter
    marist89@yahoo.com
    http://marist89.blogspot.com/
    Get Firefox!
    "I pledge to stop eating sharks fin soup and will not do so under any circumstances."

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Geneva Switzerland
    Posts
    3,142
    My 2 says keep it like it is.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Geneva Switzerland
    Posts
    3,142
    . . . that is to say:
    - no e-mails (other than generated from PM's)
    - posting auto-susbcribes

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Click Here to Expand Forum to Full Width