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Email me when someone posts - is it possible?

Started by robg2251, February 18, 2010, 10:05:49 AM

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robg2251

I run a small forum for a club.  There are so few members, I want to offer the option for people, if they'd like, to be able to receive an email every time someone posts anything to the forum (example:  New topic, reply to topic, etc.). 

Our site is kind of a "help" site also, so being able to hop on and respond right away would be nice.  I set up an RSS feed to email me, however, the RSS to Email software I use only digests once a day.   

Is this possible with the regular software, or is there a mod available? 

Thanks in advance,

Chas Large

The notify button at the bottom of a topic will generate an e-mail if a reply to that topic is posted. This can be used to turn ON or OFF notifications for that topic on a per user basis rather than sending out notifications for all boards. Use the Newsletter feature for that.

You may need to adjust your notifications settings within your profile too.
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robg2251

Yeah, I'm more talking about - I'd like to receive an email, any time anyone posts to my site.  I

- When someone creates a new topic..   I want an email

- When someone responds to someones post, regardless if I was even involved in the discussion...  I want an email


Basically, I'd like an email every time there is any activity on my forum.  We don't get that much, so I'd like the option - and it'd be cool to offer it to everyone who would like to participate. 

I'm imagining a "Sign up to receive activity emails"  - maybe there could be levels   
- Check this box to receive an email alert when a new topic is created
- Check this box to receive an email whenever anyone responds to a thread

Make sense?    it seems like it should already be built in, i mean, without having to into every single thread and check that I want to subscribe to replies.   


Chas Large

I think the reason why it's not built in is that it would generate a huge amount of traffic even for a small forum. This could cause bandwidth problems. It's maybe an Idea for a mod but at the moment it's a user preference to be notified by e-mail about individual topics.
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robg2251

Thanks for your help. I'm going to go that route for now.  I did update my settings, so any topic i participate in, I'll get all the responses, that should do it.  Thanks again. 

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