How do I stop email notifications of subscribed thread activity?


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Jan28-13, 05:37 PM
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while you're tweaking --

how do i prevent the emails notifying me of updates to thread?
I found it once on my profile, but darned if i can again.

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how do i prevent the emails notifying me of updates to thread?
I found it once on my profile, but darned if i can again.
My PF, settings and options, edit options, scroll to messaging and notifications.
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Be aware that once you change the settings, they are only applied to future threads that you post in or subscribe to. Existing subscribed threads will still generate email.

When you get an email about a previously-subscribed thread, you can go to the thread and click:
Thread Tools
Unsubscribe from this thread
Voila! No more email messages -- for that thread.

Then, if you want you may resubscribe -- so that the thread still appears in your subscribed threads list:
Thread Tools
Subscribe to this thread
Notification Type: No email notification (should be default)
Folder: Subscriptions (should be default)
and click Add Subscription
You'll basically have to keep doing this to individual threads for a while, but the frequency of doing this will decrease as older threads seldom get posted to.

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How do I stop email notifications of subscribed thread activity?


You can change the subscription type for threads in groups of 40 in the subscription list: Check the upper right box (in the header of the table, this checks all threads on that page), and change the subscription type (below the table) to "no email notification".

You can remove all subscriptions at once, too, but then you don't have them in the control panel any more.
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You can change the subscription type for threads in groups of 40 ...
Wish I'd known about that 4 years ago


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