There's a forum in my xenforo installation that we wanted all account holders to watch and receive email notifications of new threads. so I went into the database and in the xf_forum_watch table put a new line for each account holder, entering the data into the fields: user_id, node_id, notify_on, send_alert, send email. That was easy and worked fine. so now all my users are in that table set like this: <user_id>,2,thread,0,1 I can log in as any of the users and see that the forum is in their "Watched Forums" list as "New Threads, Emails". The problem is that when I post a new thread in that forum, no one gets the email. Is there anything else that needs to be done in the db to get this to work? Thanks everyone.