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How can I receive alerts but not emails?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by ericguttormson, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. I love the alert system in Xenforo. But I have a question... is there a way to still receive alerts yet not receive email alerts? Can users set that somehow in their preferences?

    In the user profile alert preferences it appears that you can either turn on or off alerts but not merely turn off email alerts. Some folks want to see the alert on the website but not get so many emails.

    Is that possible?
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I am going to presume you mean alerts and e-mails as a result of someone replying to a thread, etc.

    In your preferences, you have this option:


    If the second box is checked, that will automatically watch threads with email notifications.

    You can also set this as a default in Admin CP > User Registration:


    Both of these settings are not retroactive. They'll only apply to new threads/posts and new users.
  3. Thanks Chris. So... some alerts send emails and others do not right? Is there a list of types of alerts that also send an email?
  4. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    With PCs it would be very important to be able to turn off email notifications,
    while doing it.

    15-20 emails in a short period of time...
    Email provider smells spam.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2013
  5. imno007

    imno007 Well-Known Member

    You can choose to receive or not receive email alerts for any thread or forum you choose to watch (it'll be in the pop-up menu you'll see each time you choose to watch something). You can also choose to automatically receive alerts (including email) for any thread you post or respond to under your Preferences/Alert Preferences. Conversation alerts are configured under Contact Details in your profile.

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