Subscription emails should carry more context in message body


(Jason May) #1

Sometimes when I receive notification emails, I can’t remember why. Even though the context is all in the message subject, some additional info would be nice.

Possibly add to the message footer, after the “To respond…” line, something like:

You received this message because you are subscribed to email notifications for the "XYZ" category at Meta Discourse.

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(Michael Downey) #2

This is a great idea, and although notifications are technically likely considered “transactional” and exempt from it, would help align Discourse notifications with the US CAN-SPAM Act.


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(Kane York) #3

Yeah, that sounds great!

Here’s some of the reasons that I can think of:

You received this message because you are watching this category.

You received this message because you are watching this topic.

You received this message because you are receiving emails for every post.

You received this message because it was a direct reply to you.

You received this message because it mentioned your name.


(Michael Downey) #4

The only thing I’d add would be the site name, e.g., “… watching this category on Discourse Meta.”


(Erlend Sogge Heggen) #5

We now support customizable e-mail templates:

I’ll leave this topic open though since it’s about improving the defaults.


(Allen - Watchman Monitoring) #6

Think this is solved here:

EDIT - But I don’t see a way to implement w/o diving into the console.