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Set default settings for all users to receive alerts when responding

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:27 pm
by Harrison76
hello,
Is there a way to set default settings for all users to receive email alerts when responding to a discussion?
graces

Re: Set default settings for all users to receive alerts when responding

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:07 pm
by stevemaury
Unsolicited emails are spam. Users can subscribe, or check the appropriate box when replying or posting. You could post an Announcement explaining to them how to do this. Also, depending on the number of users and the size of the forum, you could quickly run up against host-imposed email number limits.

Re: Set default settings for all users to receive alerts when responding

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:13 pm
by Harrison76
thank you for your reply,
Yes, I know that the user can choose whether to subscribe or not, but you can't put the checkbox by default so that if one does not change it automatically subscribes? can always check it out if you do not want to subscribe. graces

Re: Set default settings for all users to receive alerts when responding

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:22 pm
by david63
You can use this extension to set the defaults for new users - viewtopic.php?f=456&t=2428976

Re: Set default settings for all users to receive alerts when responding

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:30 pm
by Harrison76
at thanks! and change the existing ones in a single blow, so you can't, right?

Re: Set default settings for all users to receive alerts when responding

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:37 pm
by david63
Harrison76 wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:30 pm
change the existing ones in a single blow, so you can't, right?
Correct, for the very reason Steve outlined in his reply

Re: Set default settings for all users to receive alerts when responding

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:37 pm
by stevemaury
I note that Notifications in the UCP only are available for subscribed or bookmarked topics:

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Someone replies to a topic you have bookmarked		
Someone replies to a topic to which you are subscribed		
Someone quotes you in a post		
Someone creates a topic in a forum to which you are subscribed
So even if you could force the Notification setting, the user would have to be subscribed or have bookmarked the topic.