@Mittineague, I could be wrong, but I don’t believe digests are affected by that setting. Won’t digests only be sent if the user is not seen for x (default 7) days, regardless of admin side or user profile setting?
This comes up from time to time, so below is the reply from the team unless things have changed in codinghorrorland. I still think it would be a valuable user setting and would enable it myself if it were available - people like to catch up on what they are missing via digests even when they have been logging in.
In our community we solved this with a monthly member newsletter, which we call “discussion highlights”. It’s basically a copy-paste job from the digest preview admin page right now, but we are considering upgrading it into a fully fledged structured member newsletter covering more than just discourse discussions.
Hi Tobias - are you willing to give me step by step on how to do that? I went to admin > Emails > Preview Digest and I am not sure how to get that to provide a preview, let alone send it out to everyone.
Go to that page, choose the last seen date (e.g. the day of the last monthly mailing) and the username of a regular user who does not have access to private content. Then you will see the summary email containing all the new content you want to share.
How you get it from here and out via email is up to your preference. What I do is, using chrome, select the text I want, then right click on it, then select INSPECT. From the inspector pane I then copy the HTML of the text I want into the clipboard and then paste it into the source HTML part of a mailchimp content block. From there I make some minor tweaks, add an intro “ask”, and schedule the mailing!
(note: mailchimp is a bit fussy about formatting so be sure to avoid editing your discourse HTML in the wysiwyg.)