Receiving emails for watched threads

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  1. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    Hey everyone!

    As far as I can tell, any preference that mentions receiving emails is turned off in my settings. Specifically the one that says something like "Receive emails for new replies on watched threads". I would still like to be able to "watch" threads and I like getting alerts when I'm on the page. But I really don't want to receive emails for every single reply, quote and post to a watched thread.

    Anyone else have the same problem? Anyone know how to fix it?

    Elliot

    edit: to clarify, I just need to stop the emails
     
    #1 Elliot, Jul 11, 2017
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  2. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    Go to "Alert Preferences" and check the boxes for what you want alerts on. They'll just show up in the top right of the page. I get zero emails from the forum, except I do have the option open for email from administrators.
     
  3. toothace

    toothace Zombie Thirteen, DFZ

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    See that faded gray "Watch Thread" to the top right of your original post? Click that.
     
  4. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    yeah my biggest problem is getting the emails to stop. @garrett it sounds like you have it figured out. Any special email check box that I'm missing?
     
  5. garrett

    garrett knows just enough to be dangerous

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    How about under "Preferences" > "Automatically watch threads that you create or when you reply...". I have that checked, but there's a sub row about receiving emails which I have unchecked.
     
  6. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    yeah me too but I still get them
     
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  8. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    Oh nice. I think you're on to something. I clicked "manage watched threads" then I clicked "disable email notifications". I'll update and let you know if it worked. I hadn't seen that before.
     
  9. prsguitars

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    excellent. hope that works!
     
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  10. Elliot

    Elliot Gandalf the Vintage Yellow

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    I'm cured!
     
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