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    Email notifications setting for Ubuntu forum posts

    Sometimes the most basic things can be staring right at me and I don't see them. Although I've looked for the setting, I don't see how to set my forum settings so that I receive an email notice when someone replies to my posts. If this is possible, how is it done?

    Thanks!

    Bret

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    Re: Email notifications setting for Ubuntu forum posts

    Check the upper right corner of any thread. There is a menu named "Thread tools", which has a sub item named "Subscribe to this thread".

    Voila

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    Re: Email notifications setting for Ubuntu forum posts

    Also, you can change the default in your Settings/General Settings.

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    Re: Email notifications setting for Ubuntu forum posts

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    Re: Email notifications setting for Ubuntu forum posts

    The fact that this setting cannot be edited until I've made 10 posts is frustrating. Seems to add too much friction to "new" users engaging with the forum.

    Hey, I'm one post closer!

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    Re: Email notifications setting for Ubuntu forum posts

    Quote Originally Posted by joee2 View Post
    Hey, I'm one post closer!
    Ah, chat areas do not count, only support areas
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    Re: Email notifications setting for Ubuntu forum posts

    Quote Originally Posted by bapoumba View Post
    Ah, chat areas do not count, only support areas
    Doh.

    Well I do see there's a "Subscribe to this thread and notify me of changes" checkbox under "Additional Options" section. Just seems like that ought to be the default, even for new users.

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    Re: Email notifications setting for Ubuntu forum posts

    You may think it should be set by default, but there are plenty of others that don't want notifications of any kind. As a matter of fact, we've been asked several times to turn the feature off, as some users see it as spam.

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