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Posted: 1/3/2016 12:16:34 PM EDT
Why, when I have subscribed to a post, do I have to go to my topics and then turn on enable mail alerts?  Am I missing a preference some where?
Link Posted: 1/3/2016 1:55:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/3/2016 2:35:05 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:
That's part of the way the subscription system works for paid accounts.

As a free account you have to subscribe to threads manually and set the email option to on.

On your subscriptions page threads that you want to receive email updates from should show this symbol not this one

Free accounts do have access to the subscription system, although it is limited when compared to paid accounts.

Free accounts cannot subscribe on all boards(General for example), have fewer results shown on their subscriptions list, no default to Disable Automatic subscriptions, Subscribe without Email Notifications, or Subscribe with Email Notifications, no ability to Change the Subscription Option at the time of posting (Do Not Add to Subscribe List, Without Email Notification, Subscribe With Email Notification).

If the subscribe button isn't present then you are in a community, i.e. General, that you do not have access to the subscription system for.

Additionally threads you have created are available under MyTopics

subscriptions=threads you have subscribed to, via posting or marking as subscribed.
My Topics=threads you have started
My Board =forums you have marked as such will show up as a custom community for you under MyBoard
Active Topics=Topics most recently posted in.

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Thanks, so the answer is:for freebie accounts, its manual and limited to certain forums.  
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