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Default email notification preferences are very verbose, disable Mailing List mode by default?


#1

Hi folks,
I signed up here a couple of days ago, and it appears that I’ve received an email for every new thread created since then.

I looked in my discourse user prefs, and turned a few things down (automatically tracking things that I spend 4mins time in), but it didn’t stop the new thread emails.

It turns out that required managing prefs from the email unsubscribe link (well, I hope it worked). In that prefs form there was a “Disable Mailing List mode” checkbox which I ticked - I assume this refers to the way a Mailing List subscription exposes you to every email sent to that list.

In my experience (20+ years on various different BB style forums), every forum I’ve ever joined makes the assumption that I will opt-in to any discussions I want to follow - I found this default “Mailing List enabled” mode means I have to opt-out (of every discussion, or I presume by disabling the Mailing List mode), and just a bit annoying.

My feature request is to set Mailing List mode=disabled by default (obviously pending forum manager agreement/weight of public opinion) :stuck_out_tongue:


#2

hopefully I have now stopped mailing list mode to be the default. Shout if not.


#3

Thanks David, it’s been a few day, and it’s notifying me the way I’m expecting now - appreciate it :slight_smile: