Can I edit email settings?
Hello all! Is there a way to not receive email notifications about my account, like when I get a reply to a question? My computer is shared and I would like to keep my TMB activity private 🙂
Every time you ask or answer a question, you automatically “follow” that question. You can “unfollow” that question and no longer get notifications. What device you are on will determine where you find the “unfollow” button…. it’s likely up in the top righthand corner of that question’s box. You may have to hover over that corner to have icons pop up. If it’s not there, look around the question, at the bottom of it, etc.
I’ve missed some comments meant for me because I’ve unfollowed a thread to keep from getting emails. It would be great to somehow get all my notifications here on TMB instead. Just a thought! Coming from someone who does not know all the complicated IT issues of trying to set up something like that.
I do not believe that comments give you an e-mail notice even if they’re on your question/answer and you’re following that thread. That is why many people choose to do a new “answer” even if it is responding to another answer (e.g. this is what I’m doing right now).
Another thought: have you considered setting up an e-mail filter on your e-mail to route the notifications to a dedicated folder? That way, these won’t gum up your inbox, but you can still go through/read the notifications if/when you desire?
I have a similar problem. I have now got to the stage that I need to cancel myself from the forum in order to set up a different e mail that my wife does not see rather than the shared one we have. I have been trying to sort this for a few months now but am still in the same boat.
Does anyone know how to cancel their subscription in order to set up a different e mai address?
To add. Changing one’s e mail address on the profile didn’t work for me as it bounced back to my old e mail address straight away afterwards. I believe I have to sort it myself now but need to know how to cancel my subscription to start again.
I went to ‘user settings’, changed my email. Hit “UPDATE Profile”. It changed. I logged out and back in. Same changed email. I checked my original email spam folder (because that’s where much of my QNA stuff ends up), and there was actually a confirmation from WordPress that my email got changed and if it wasn’t me to “contact them at….”.
I have not received any kind of email from my “testing” with an answer, at my updated email. I will watch for that, and make any updates if I find out anything.
I would recommend trying again. Make sure to hit “UPDATE Profile” at the bottom afterwards. Log out and log back in and see if it is still changed.
I have not seen anyway to personally delete your account yet, but I know that if you PM Dale, he can delete it for you.
@Scott is correct. There is no form of notifications, other than continually going back and checking. If I recall PaulB’s comments correctly, they have decided that the only way to show some form of notification of comments, also showed who did downvotes (and maybe upvotes) and that’s a place they didn’t want to go….I assume for peace’s sake.