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No notification on a subscribed thread (and it's only the 1st post after mine)

  1. Apr 2, 2008 #1
    I was wondering why I did not receive a notification for this message:

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=1670147#post1670147

    which was posted immediately after mine (not a subsequent message which would produce no notification by design).

    I see my subscription is set to "instant" for this thread. So do I need to change anything else to get email notifications?
     
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  3. Sep 17, 2008 #2

    Redbelly98

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    I also have this problem. Occasionally, I do not get the email notification that somebody has replied to a thread I am subscribed too. Or maybe not so occasionally, because I'm sure I've missed a bunch. But occasionally I do happen to notice. And I even recheck that I am actually subscribed to the thread.

    It happened today with this thread, for example:
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=257016
     
  4. Sep 18, 2008 #3

    Kurdt

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    The My PF main page is useful in keeping track of subscribed threads with replies since you last logged in. I mainly use that otherwise my e-mail box would be clogged.
     
  5. Sep 18, 2008 #4

    Redbelly98

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    Thanks Kurdt, I'll try to get in the habit of using My PF to track new posts in subscribed threads.
     
  6. Sep 19, 2008 #5
    I'm also not getting any notifications to threads I've replied to (and I'm not subscribed to enough threads that it clogs my inbox). Even after explicit subscription after reply, I don't appear to get the emails.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2008 #6

    Kurdt

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    Check your default thread subscription is set to give e-mail notification. You can check this in My PF > edit options.

    My PF button is top left and the edit options button is in the menu down the left hand side.
     
  8. Sep 19, 2008 #7
    Ironically, I got this notification fine;) My thread subscriptions are still set to give e-mail notifications, so maybe the problem has just fixed itself.
     
  9. Sep 19, 2008 #8
    Thank you Kurdt, that's very usefull ! Should have figured it out myself, but I'm not the most computer-literate person in town :redface:
     
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