Used sparingly, group e-mail alerts are a great tool. Keep in mind that you probably won’t want to enable them for every group on your site though—that’s a lot of notifications! To get started:
Click on Groups along the left menu of any page in the Commons, then select the My Groups tab.
There are several things you can do here. What we want is next to the envelope logo immediately underneath the Leave Group button: the text that says “Daily Digest.” This means that right now you are getting one e-mail digest a day from this group. If you want to change this, you just need to click the change link. A new menu will appear:
If you choose No email (at the top of the list), you won’t receive any e-mails connected to that particular group. If you choose All email (at the bottom of the list), you’ll receive an e-mail whenever anything happens in the group. The other options allow you to receive e-mails of different types and with more or less frequency. Click the option you want and you’re finished.
It’s important to note that this changes settings for a single group on the Commons, not for every group to which you belong. You can update settings for groups of which you’re already a member, and adjust other settings related to e-mail, on your e-mail settings page. You can also choose a default subscription for groups you might join in the future.
Learn more in our e-mail FAQs.