Changing Your Email Notifications & Preferences

Document created by Judi Cardinal on Sep 14, 2014Last modified by Julie Brancik on Apr 11, 2016
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From your Preferences page

Click your avatar (top right of the page) > Preferences, and answer Yes to Receive notifications?.Then, you can select Email notifications for each stream and your Inbox, and you can select the frequency of notifications for each from the drop-down list.

CAUTION:  When you select All Activity, you'll get an email every time that stream or Inbox is updated. We recommend leaving Email unselected or choosing one of the summary options from the drop-down list; otherwise, your email notifications could get overwhelming pretty quickly.Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save when you're done.

Important: You must answer Yes to Receive notifications? on your Preferences page before you can select notification preferences and frequency for the Inbox and streams listed in the table below.

Note: Select Include body of content in email if you'd like your email notifications to include the full text of the item you're being notified about.

Notification PreferencesWhen you select Email or Mobile
Inbox: ActivityReceive a notification when content you create or participate in is updated.
Inbox: Direct Social ActionsReceive a notification when someone @mentions you, shares content with you, or sends you a message in the community.
Inbox: AlertsReceive a notification when you have a new task, a new follower, or a new skills endorsement.
Inbox: ModerationReceive a notification when you have content to moderate (if you're a content moderator).
FollowingReceive a notification when a followed person, place, or item posts an update.
Custom streamsReceive a notification when new activity is posted in your custom stream(s).
News DigestReceive a summary of community news.

Remember: You can choose the frequency of these notifications from the drop-down list next to each Inbox or stream.