So actually the forum I’m thinking about has it automatically set so I am ‘watching’ a specific category. So I automatically got emailed a notification as soon as a post is made (even though I wasn’t aware of why I was getting it - I had to login to view under category why).
The reason the unsubscribe button worries me - is I didn’t want to click to completely ‘unsubscribe’ from all emails (and I feel like some users might get confused/worried that is what happens when they click the word unsubscribe). And what I actually wanted to do - was just stop ‘watching’ that topic (which is different from Mute correct? Mute would mean that I get no notifications even if mentioned)?
I know its a more unusual situation anyways and I had been worried to mess with clicking unsubscribe since I still wanted emails… (Maybe the wording of unsubscribe should say “change notification settings”? Unsubscribe reads as a very direct ‘action’ in my head is all - but maybe it is just me!
In that case, you should get three checkboxes - the middle one is to stop watching the category.
Unsubscribe actions need to be confirmed, otherwise antivirus engines etc will accidentally trigger them. You don’t need to worry about simply clicking on a Discourse unsubscribe link, and you can reverse the changes via the UI if you know where to go.
Tip: you may want to adjust the category to “Watching First Post”