email notifications

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by bobfitz14, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2008
    okay so i made my options as "instant email notification," little knowing it would email me for every new post on the thread.

    how do i make it so i only get emails when some one replies to my post? not a reply to the thread.

    ...i'm new to this site obviously
  2. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
  3. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    MacNut is correct. You can't get email when a reply is made to your post but not when a reply is made to anyone else's post. You are subscribing to the thread as a whole, not to a post in the thread.

    However, when you subscribe to a thread with instant email notification, you don't get email for every reply. You get email once for every set of replies made since the last time you last visited MacRumors. As a result, once you leave the site you should get only one message if posts are made in the thread, no matter how many subsequent posts are made, until you again return to visit the forums. While you are actively using the forums, however, you may get lots of messages about posts in the thread, because your use of the site keeps "resetting the clock."

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