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Implement email alerts for user mentions

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Martok, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    This is currently possible using the Tag Me add-on and it is useful to be able to alert people by email that they have been tagged in a post.

    In Tag Me there is an option in the ACP to turn this off or on for the site, thus giving the choice to admins as to whether or not to use it. If enabled, users can then choose to enable/disable email alerts individually.

    This is something that members of my community, myself included, have found invaluable. It's also a great way of giving AWOL users a nudge to return to the forum without having to compose a Conversation.

    Would be great to see it in the core.
    cdub, viper357, maethlin and 33 others like this.
  2. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I'd love to see this option added.

    Please & thank you in advance :)
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    For those people that love email ... this would definitely be popular.
    That being said, the Tag Me addon is so good and so well supported ... it's like it is in the core :)
    It's probably better than being in the core ... because xfrocks is likely to keep it fresher than Xenforo itself !
  4. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Yes, the Tag Me add-on is indeed good and I've used it for quite some time, before Xenforo introduced tagging to the core. I'm just asking (and others are agreeing) that rather than just implement some of the features of the Tag Me add-on, they add ALL of the feature, namely:

    1. email alerts (this suggestion)
    2. Tagging on user profile posts
    3. Group tagging

  5. ProCom

    ProCom Active Member

    Yup, I'd love to see this as an option as well; i.e, option to receive email on tagging.
  6. whynot

    whynot Well-Known Member

    Pray not to be a popular poster! ;)
  7. ProCom

    ProCom Active Member

    Ya, it would need to have an option to turn it on / off like most other notifications. On another popular forum the members HATED that they were auto-subscribed to topics in which they posted, but on a less-busy forum the members loved it.

    Too much activity is definitely a problem I'd like to have on all my forums! :D
  8. Carla Birch

    Carla Birch Well-Known Member

    Email alerts should be part of the core, many a time I have alerts on xenforo sites I don't view that much, where I been tagged for help or asked something and because I don't view them that much I did not know.

    If email alerts was core, I would have knew almost right away, it helps keep people on and viewing your site.
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    @Carla Birch - ask xfrocks to add it to his Tagging addon.
  10. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    It's already in his add-on. This thread is about suggesting it should be a core feature.
    whynot likes this.
  11. Denny Crane

    Denny Crane Member

    I'd like to see it possible to mention @Username in a post and have @Username sent a notification by email if he's not online. If online, a traditional notification.

    If @Username is mentioned 10 times in 15 minutes, he should only get 1 email notification.
    cdub, Xon and Ashley.S. like this.
  12. Ashley.S.

    Ashley.S. Active Member

    +1 for this to become part of the core in the future (y)
  13. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I updated the thread title to reflect the recent name change of user tag => user mention in XF 1.5.
  14. _NANO_

    _NANO_ Member

    Still isnt possible to get email notifications of mentions without an addon?
  15. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

  16. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

  17. We are wanting email notifications for tagging as well. Without this most of our users would never know they were tagged, and most of them don't check the site unless they get an email notification. Is this on the road-map?
    Beanjam likes this.
  18. Donny

    Donny Active Member

    Anything knocking about for this now?
    Beanjam likes this.
  19. maethlin

    maethlin New Member

    would love to see this - i agree it would be great for engagement
  20. ProCom

    ProCom Active Member

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