Help Please ...

Started by morty, October 09, 2022, 02:20:42 PM

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morty

I'm a little baffled.

At the bottom of a thread where you can subscribe for Notification (emails) and Alerts (forum based) ... could you explain how  the  [email protected] works please? 

Anyone know how it works? 

Alex

I'd never noticed it  :grin:  :grin:  :grin:

morty

:worried: It's me ... I'm terrible for rummaging and trying to figure things out.


Ashy


klondike

#4
The site uses a free email service which limits numbers of mails so notification emails and most others are turned off to ensure that the limit isn't breached which would be a problem should anybody register or somebody forget their password and need a reset email.

I have no idea what @mentions are. I'll see if I can find out.

October 09, 2022, 03:12:00 PM
It looks like you may be able to mention users in posts. Not sure what it will do here. No email I hope but maybe an alert. I'll try it on my alterego @Mark to see what happens.

Nothing with @Mark which is an alias I'll try the actual user @digitalham and @morty for good measure


October 09, 2022, 03:17:47 PM
So far as I can see the answer is nothing.

Checking further it's an optional feature which I never enabled. As there is a PM option it seems to me to be superfluous and potentially annoying.

Something for voters to ponder. ..
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

morty

#5
Gotcha, thanks for explaining ... I didn't realise it was connected to emails, I'd assumed it was part of the online/on-forum Alert system up at the top left of the home page .... which I like very much.

Bet you're getting sick of me already.  :embarrassed:

October 09, 2022, 04:45:03 PM
Quote from: Ashy on October 09, 2022, 02:25:38 PMSuck it and see!
Hee hee ... I'm not that brave.

klondike

I didn't know what mentions meant myself. Now I do. Questions are no problem.

Notifications on many boards would use emails but I didn't take a mailbox with the domain and as I said use a freebie option instead which limits the number of emails - https://www.smtp2go.com/ That is fine for lost passwords and signups but doesn't allow lots of emails - they are just blocked once the limit is reached.

Something for voters to ponder. ..
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

morty

I'd never really thought of it before ... but in that case you don't really want Notifications stuffing up your quota. ( I hope that isn't as painful as it sounds).  :smiley:

The irony is, the first thing most folk do when joining a forum is to duck into their settings and disable it.

klondike

Alerts are no problem. It's emails that could cause an issue. I doubt anybody wants loads of those anyway. I think the settings should stop it happening anyway.

Something for voters to ponder. ..
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.