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Dpreview: Email notifications of new content and forum activity

By dpreview staff on Jun 14, 2011 at 22:42 GMT

Just launched: Email notification of new content. We've been doing some behind-the-scenes work on the site and can now offer the first of a series of additional features: email updates. Visiting the 'Notifications' tab of the 'Edit my settings' option in your profile will allow you to specify which emails you wish to receive, and how often. You can receive messages every time a news story is posted or opt for either hourly or daily summaries. You can also choose to receive similar updates and summaries about responses to posts you've made in the forums, or to forum threads that you've bookmarked.

Click here to modify your preferences and choose which updates you wish to receive

The feature will be expanded in the coming months to add the ability to chose which updates you wish to receive, based on keywords.

Comments

Total comments: 5
SamZhln
By SamZhln (Jul 1, 2012)

My e-mail notifications worked fine until the 24th of May, but I haven't received any since then. Anyone else have this problem?

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audiophile666
By audiophile666 (Dec 29, 2011)

And how to follow an article by not writing to it?

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kimhill
By kimhill (Oct 10, 2011)

How do I stop following (get email) for a particular thread?

I don't want to change my global notification preferences, I just don't want to hear about a particular thread anymore.

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xlynx9
By xlynx9 (Jun 26, 2011)

DPR: I really like this feature. It could be improved upon by having the news item title as the email subject field when using 'immediate' notifications.

This would be more convenient for two reasons:
a) you wouldn't have to open the email if it didn't interest you.
b) in many mail systems (eg. gmail) the emails get grouped by subject. Many of these systems (eg. the gmail mobile app) do not let you 'mark as unread' a single message in the group, so it becomes cumbersome to track notifications you want to read later on.

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Adrian Godong
By Adrian Godong (Jul 14, 2011)

Hi,

Thank you for your feedback. The reason that we don't put info in the subject is because we combine all 'immediate' notification (not one per news). I believe this would reduce the amount of e-mail that you receive without affecting the intent of notification.

Thanks,

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