Learn@Illinois Moodle - Managing Email from Forums

Depending on how forums are set up by an instructor, you may or may not automatically receive an email each time something is posted. You can control these emails by changing your forum subscriptions and how often you receive emails from the forums you are subscribed to.

For a permanent link to this information, please use: http://go.illinois.edu/MoodleForumEmail

Subscribing or Unsubscribing to Emails from a Forum

  1. Click the forum.
    News forum screenshot
  2. If you are allowed to make changes to your subscription, blue links will appear below the subscription type. Here are the possible subscription options: 
  • Optional subscription. You won’t get emails from this forum unless you subscribe to it. Click to this link to subscribe to forum emails.
    Optional subscription screenshot
  • Forced subscription. You will automatically get emails from this forum and cannot unsubscribe from it.
    Forced subscription screenshot
    Note: If you think your instructor has chosen this option in error, please contact them.

  • Automatic subscription. You will automatically get emails from this forum unless you unsubscribe from it. Click on the link to unsubscribe from forum emails.
    Auto subscription screenshot
  • Subscription is disabled. You can’t get emails from this forum.
    Disabled subscription screenshot

Changing How Often You Receive Emails from Forum Subscriptions

  1. In the upper right-hand corner of the course homepage, click your profile box and select Preferences.

  2. Under  the "User account" section, select Forum Preferences.
  3. Use the "Email digest type" drop-down list to manage how often you receive forum emails.

The options are described below:
No Digest (recommended) – receive an email each time someone posts to a forum to which you are subscribed
Complete – receive an email each day with the contents of each post in forums you are subscribed to that day.
Subjects – receive an email each day with only the subject names of each post in forums you are subscribed to that day.


Note: If you choose the “Complete” or “Subjects” options, you may not receive an important course announcement (such as class cancellation) in a timely manner.




Keywords:moodle, subscribe, unsubscribe, optional, auto, disabled, forced, student   Doc ID:71247
Owner:ATLAS-TLT .Group:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
Created:2017-03-02 13:47 CDTUpdated:2018-08-03 13:36 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences
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