Controlling Group Notifications

It’s very easy to set up e-mail alerts on activities in a group on Humanities Commons, though this is probably not something you want to do for every group on the site. That’s going to be a lot of alerts, and you may start ignoring them. But used sparingly, this can be a great tool. Here’s what you need to do.

Click on Groups along the top of any page in Humanities Commons, then select the My Groups tab.

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There are several things you can do here. If you click the Leave Group button, for example, you’ll leave the group. But what we want is right underneath that 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 mail icon. A new menu will appear:

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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 Humanities Commons, not for every group to which you belong. If you want to change your global settings—for example, if you want to receive no e-mails from Humanities Commonsyou need to go to your personal-settings page.