I am wondering what content goes in the activity summaries that are sent out to users if they haven’t visited the forum in the period specified in their user preferences?
First off, it seems to me that if a user is Watching a category then they get an email for every post in this category (i.e. the behaviour is the same as if they had enabled ‘Mailing List mode - Send me an email for every new post’, and there will be nothing from this category in the activity summary). Is this correct?
What happens though if a user is Tracking a category or Watching First Post?
And what happens for public categories that the user has not entered any settings for - are these also included in activity summaries, meaning that the only way to block categories from activity summaries is to Mute them?
I would like certain users to get an email which contains all activity since their last visit (according to the frequency set for activity summary). Am I right in thinking that, if I set the ‘digest topics’ setting to a very high number then all new content will be included in activity summaries?
If I am right about the above, then, as long as I set a very high number for ‘digest topics’, I shouldn’t need to add any categories to users preferences, as they will get all content from the forum in the activity summaries. Again, I would be glad to know if this is correct.