Message not going to the message board. E mail??

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Tramp
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Message not going to the message board. E mail??

Post by Tramp » Nov 14th, '12, 10:41

:? I received a message which does not appear in the regular message context where all the messages and answers appear. It said something about me having selected to receive messages via e mail???

Anybody know whats going on and how I can change it?

Steve

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Re: Message not going to the message board. E mail??

Post by MoodyBlue » Nov 14th, '12, 11:39

You may have accidentally ticked "Subscribe to Message"?

Top left of the message screen.
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Re: Message not going to the message board. E mail??

Post by zebedee » Nov 14th, '12, 12:12

I'm trying to find this option now, because I'd prefer private messages to come to my email account, but I can't see "Subscribe to message" anywhere?

Which window do I need to be in to find it?

Under User Control Panel - Board preferences - Edit global settings I have ticked YES for Users can contact me by e-mail: (was NO).
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Post by zebedee » Nov 14th, '12, 12:20

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OK I found it and it does something completely different. By subscribing to a thread, you get an email whenever a new post is added to the thread. This is like the standard emails to tell you you have a private message.
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Re: Message not going to the message board. E mail??

Post by zebedee » Nov 14th, '12, 12:21

Would you trust that bumbling twit zebedee as a forum administrator?
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Re: Message not going to the message board. E mail??

Post by Tramp » Nov 14th, '12, 12:28

Thanks everybody. I will give it a try. However I dont remember ever having ticked any of those boxes. I really dont know how it suddenly started happening. Still, hopefully all will be well. Will confirm.

Steve

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Re: Message not going to the message board. E mail??

Post by zebedee » Nov 14th, '12, 12:33

OK, I had this thread "subscribed" and your post just now resulted in this email:

Hello zebedee,

You are receiving this notification because you are watching the topic,
"Message not going to the message board. E mail??" at "". This topic has
received a reply since your last visit. You can use the following link to
view the replies made, no more notifications will be sent until you visit
the topic.

If you want to view the newest post made since your last visit, click the
following link:

viewtopic.php?f=35&t=9141&p=96172&e=96172

If you want to view the topic, click the following link:
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=9141

If you want to view the forum, click the following link:
viewforum.php?f=35

If you no longer wish to watch this topic you can either click the
"Unsubscribe topic" link found at the bottom of the topic above, or by
clicking the following link:


viewtopic.php?uid=477&f=35&t=9141&unwatch=topic

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If that looks like the email you got, then follow the link back to the thread and click on "unsubscribe..." in the location marked with the red box in the image a few posts above.
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Re: Message not going to the message board. E mail??

Post by MoodyBlue » Nov 14th, '12, 22:00

I have received notifications of topics in the past and I am 100% positive I had nog ticked the subscribe box. This site does doe some strange things sometimes
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Re: Message not going to the message board. E mail??

Post by rseydler » Nov 14th, '12, 22:14

If you reply you automatically get subscribed :) unless you untick the notify option.

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