I have a user who is trying to remove himself from all mailings from my Discourse server. He’s technical and has seemingly done everything right, as you can see in this screenshot of his Emails preferences:
so I copied and pasted that link into Safari and was taken to an unsubscribe page that accepted my request to set summary emails to “never”.
Unfortunately, none of this has stuck and he keeps receiving the daily summary. I’ve verified that he has only one account and that’s the one that is receiving the message.
And I can go into Admin > Emails > Sent and verify that he’s being sent a message every day, via the mailing_list type.
I do have the discourse-mlm-daily-summary plugin installed and activated. At this point, I’ve gotten a little mixed-up about which summary is which, but here’s a screenshot of the top of what he’s getting.
Remembering the issue now—the plugin restores Discourse’s previous behavior for providing a digest of all messages for users in mailing list mode. Since I was moving from a traditional mailing list with roughly half our users in Mailman’s digest mode, I wanted to replicate that option.
@joebuhlig is the author, so I’ll see if he has a suggestion.
To close the loop on this problem, just disabling the plugin didn’t work, disabling and rebuilding didn’t work, and the only thing that finally made a difference was deleting it entirely and rebuilding.
And now I have people wondering where their full-text digest of all messages has gone, but they’ll just have to live with the built-in summary of popular topics.