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SMF Development => Feature Requests => Topic started by: cen1 on April 27, 2020, 07:51:23 AM

Title: Feature to disable non essential email
Post by: cen1 on April 27, 2020, 07:51:23 AM
Properly setting up your own email server is a pain so a lot of us are using email providers (mailjet, sendgrid, mailgun etc). These are easy to set up as SMTP relays but they also cost a lot of $$ if you got serious volume. Right now there is no option (or, at least I did not find one) to disable all chatty email traffic except essentials (registration, pass reset). There is a lot of emails sent for watched topics and private messages. It should be possible to disable these and leave only essential ones.
Title: Re: Feature to disable non essential email
Post by: Arantor on April 27, 2020, 08:04:20 AM
This is mostly covered in 2.1 where you can turn off emails for notifications etc and get alerts instead.
Title: Re: Feature to disable non essential email
Post by: cen1 on April 27, 2020, 09:38:03 AM
Good to know, thanks. But is that a user setting or an admin setting? It should be admin's choice to turn it off.
Title: Re: Feature to disable non essential email
Post by: Arantor on April 27, 2020, 11:15:56 AM
It’s mostly a user setting, especially in 2.1 where alerts are likely more useful (and by default).

Not sure I agree this should be an admin setting, especially with the base argument of “setting up email is hard” rather than any stronger argument.