E-mail notifications - own posts

Apr 09, 2009

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If I start a new discussion or post a reply to an existing discussion via email, I don't get notified of my own post. This is a major drawback, for at least two reasons:
(a) There have been plenty of cases where posters have said that they tried to post by email but 'it didn't work'. There could be many reasons why it didn't work (it looks like some of them included the mailto: protocol prefix in the To: address, for example), but not getting notification means that it's impossible to tell whether it worked or not without visiting the website.
(b) If and when the engineers manage to tidy up the emails so that some sort of threading in an email client is possible, own posts will be missing. Whatever mechanism one might set up to achieve a newsgroup-type view of a thread will not accommodate messages sent from the client, because the format is entirely different. If the designers thought they'd be helping to minimize clutter by excluding own posts, then in my view this was misguided. Please, admins, arrange for posters to receive notification of their own posts along with all the others.

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E-mail notifications - own posts

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If I start a new discussion or post a reply to an existing discussion via email, I don't get notified of my own post. This is a major drawback, for at least two reasons:
(a) There have been plenty of cases where posters have said that they tried to post by email but 'it didn't work'. There could be many reasons why it didn't work (it looks like some of them included the mailto: protocol prefix in the To: address, for example), but not getting notification means that it's impossible to tell whether it worked or not without visiting the website.
(b) If and when the engineers manage to tidy up the emails so that some sort of threading in an email client is possible, own posts will be missing. Whatever mechanism one might set up to achieve a newsgroup-type view of a thread will not accommodate messages sent from the client, because the format is entirely different. If the designers thought they'd be helping to minimize clutter by excluding own posts, then in my view this was misguided. Please, admins, arrange for posters to receive notification of their own posts along with all the others.

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The only reason I need is for people that want to use email as an archive. But, ya, it's been requested, recommended, suggested, and demanded enough that it's on the to-do list.

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>But, ya, it's been requested, recommended, suggested, and demanded enough

>that it's on the to-do list.

Thanks, Dorothy - good to know. Where are all these requests, recommendations,

suggestions and demands? I didn't see them anywhere...

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Scattered through the comments forum here and elsewhere. Also discussed among the forum hosts with general agreement.

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Ildhund wrote:

If I start a new discussion or post a reply to an existing discussion via email, I don't get notified of my own post. This is a major drawback, for at least two reasons:

I'd love to get e-mail notifications of my own posts, too.

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It should be a user setting; I don't need any more email notifications than I already get.

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But, ya, it's been requested, recommended, suggested, and demanded enough that it's on the to-do list.

Good job people keep banging on, repeating themselves and endlessly 'whining' then.

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<blockquote>It should be a user setting;</blockquote>

yes

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