What emails go to community and when?

(Andrea Roberts) #1

Hi All,

I’m sure Discourse has a solid cadence built into the tool, but I need to know. When exactly are community members getting auto generated emails from Discourse? Is it only a welcome message and a weekly digest? If yes, what day of the week does the weekly digest get sent or does it vary by when someone signed up? If there are other auto generated emails that go out please let me know or if there is documentation on this I missed somewhere please point me to it.


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(Jay Pfaffman) #2

Well, I just answered some of this on this thread. . .

If you search the system settings for “digest” you’ll find “default email digest frequency:”

Note that it affects only new users.

If you want to change a setting for all users you can.

It varies by when they signed up. In general, it’s better that stuff like this be spread around the clock and calendar rather than potentially sending thousands of emails at Midnight Sunday.

See your profile notification settings/

(Andrea Roberts) #3

Thanks. What do you mean when you say it only affects new users? Do you mean it only affects users who haven’t changed the default setting in their preferences?


(Jeff Atwood) #4

It only affects users who sign up and create their account after you made that change.