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    Follow a Thread? How to Get Email Notification of New Posts

    Is there a way to sign up to receive e-mails every time someone posts on a thread even if you haven't posted to it yet?
    Last edited by Linda Buquet; 07-24-2012 at 12:30 PM. Reason: Expanded title and made post a sticky
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    Yes. Open the thread. At the top you'll see a row of drop-down menus in a small gray font:

    Thread Tools | Search Thread | Rate This Thread
    Click on Thread Tools >> Subscribe to This Thread

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    Great question and I'm going to make this a sticky so others know as well.

    Yes right above the thread >> Thread Tools >> Subscribe to Thread

    Then any new post will send you an email alert.

    Thanks for asking, Colan.

    (David, sorry we posted at same time. Great minds think alike!)
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    Re: Follow a Thread? How to Get Email Notification of New Posts

    I don't seem to be getting ALL of the replies to threads that I have subscribed to. I seem to get the first few, but after that they seem to stop coming to my e-mail.

    Am I missing a setting option?
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    Re: Follow a Thread? How to Get Email Notification of New Posts

    I'll ask David,

    But in OTHER forums I subscribe to it always says something like here is an alert for a new reply, but you won't get more new alerts until you visit the forum. Or something like that. I think it's to prevent someone from getting an inbox full of emails if it's a thread or forum they are no longer interested in.

    I also put a link in sidebar to comments RSS feed and that will show all new relies to all posts (except in private forum.)
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    Re: Follow a Thread? How to Get Email Notification of New Posts

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    it always says something like here is an alert for a new reply, but you won't get more new alerts until you visit the forum. Or something like that. I think it's to prevent someone from getting an inbox full of emails if it's a thread or forum they are no longer interested in.
    That's correct. But beyond that, the vBulletin forum software has always been a bit quirky for me on a lot of forums. Sometimes I don't get a notification for a subscribed thread at all. Sometimes, despite the warning, I'll get 2 or 3 before I visit to read the first one. And sometimes I'll get more than one notification for the same post.

    To maximize the likelihood of getting notifications, make sure that you add the forum email address to your address book and/or whitelist for your email client.

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    Re: Follow a Thread? How to Get Email Notification of New Posts

    Oh good point too. Thanks David.
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    Re: Follow a Thread? How to Get Email Notification of New Posts

    I just got a subscribed thread notification and it DOES say:

    "There may also be other replies, but you will not receive any more notifications until you visit the forum again."

    I couldn't remember the wording in my previous post but yes that is standard vbulletin setting and wording.
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