Default email digest frequency

Would it be possible to get something between “Weekly” and “Daily” in “Default email digest frequency” setting?
Perhaps “Every other day”

Even better would be a list of days which could selected … e.g.
x Monday
x Tuesday
x Wednesday
x Thursday
x Sunday


I’d love “every 3 days” to make a comeback because it seems to be the sweet spot for our private forums.
(was changed here: Bigger intervals/ lower frequency for activity summary?):

We want this so much that we over-ride the setting and have an ugly “4320” minutes showing on people’s email settings.

Also, it would be nice to be able to turn off the automatic suppression of the summary email that happens when users receive any email from the instance, as per:


That’s interesting … how do you override the minutes? Is there a setting I’m missing?
I have the options :

  • never
  • every 30 mins
  • every hour
  • daily
  • weekly
  • every month
  • every six months

You’ve gotta have some crazy traffic for every 30 mins to be useful … lol

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You have to force a change via the Rails console. My fellow admin @pacharanero did this, and he might be able to drop the code required in here as I can’t find it documented anywhere.


I’m not sure it really worked, actually. I changed it (back in 2015, according to our Admin log) on the Rails console using


Back then, there was no validation of that input. But it seems there is now, and the input of anything that is not in the enum results in

Discourse::InvalidParameters: value
from /var/www/discourse/lib/site_settings/type_supervisor.rb:207:in `validate_value'

That’s probably a good thing in terms of Discourse code quality and stability. But I do get the OP’s point about wanting better options here. The 30 and 60 minutes options seem odd.