How can I receive email notification for new posts or PMs?

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by BantyMom, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. BantyMom

    BantyMom In the Brooder

    Oct 22, 2008
    Salinas, CA
    I'm sorry if this is not the right forum for this, but I can't find one where I can just ask for this kind of help.

    On some boards, there is a User Control Panel where I can set it to email me when there is a reply in a thread I've posted in (a subscribed thread) or when I receive a PM. Is it possible to subscribe to particular threads on this board and to receive email notification?


  2. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

    May 8, 2008
    Sharpsburg, MD.
    yes, you can click on "subscribe to this topic" to subscribe to a thread. It is highlighted in blue at the bottom of the screen of that thread. It will show in "your recent posts" but Im not sure it will email you. I've never tried it. Maybe it will if you're email is linked to your byc account.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Mine sends me email notices to the email I signed up with.
  4. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    I receive emails from the posts that I subscribe to. But I too would like to find out if I can receive an email when I get a PM. Does anyone know?
    I am glad you asked, I have been wondering the same thing!
  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    We may add that in the future, but are worried it would cause a lot of excess emails.

    We may build a script that simply notifies members every once in a while that they have unread messages waiting in their inboxes.
  6. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Just another quick idea, what about being able to make a PM new again after you have read it. Then maybe the box showing that you should check your messages could continue to show up.

  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    Add it to the list of suggestions in the feedback thread!
  8. Chicken Vigilante

    Chicken Vigilante Chicken Trader

    Nov 22, 2008
    Nifty, I am getting along quite well sending pictures through the PM section to other people who i am doing chicken deals with doewn here in MO. However, I do believe that i can fill someones PM box to capacity very quickly with the pictures I am sending.

    I can also email people, but really, I do not want others to know my email address. Not that I am in the witness protection program, but I worry about spam and such. Nobody is as vigilant as I am when it come to protecting my email accounts. When I get an email, I want it to be from someone I know and for a reason.

    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009

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