Discussion:Can you add a feature that auto emails responses?

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DianeOffutt (talk|edits) said:

22 February 2006

I really like all the updates to TAX ALMANAC and want to be a part of this great site. However, I was wondering, when I post a question it would be great if I could check a box so when I get a response to my question I will receive an email. This will prompt me to get back to the TAX ALMANAC site.


Diane Offutt Accounting Connections, LLC Woodstock, Georgia 30189

Tdoyle (talk|edits) said:

22 February 2006

Although we do need to make this a bit more user-friendly, you can currently do this!

To Set Up Email Notification of Changes to your Watchlist Items:

  1. Log in and go to your preferences on the very top line.
  2. Make sure you have a valid email address in the Email field.
  3. Scroll down a bit on that page until you can see the Email section. Make sure that the options to Send me an email on page changes and Send me an email also for minor edits are both checked.
  4. If a notice is displayed in the email section indicating that your email address is not yet authenticated, select the confirm your email address link and from that page select the Mail a confirmation Code button.
  5. You should receive an email within a few minutes. Open that email and select the link that is included. You should receive a message indicating that your address has been authenticated.

At this point, you are set to receive email notifications when any page on your watchlist changes. These pages can be in the discussion forum or anywhere else on TaxAlmanac - the main page, Internal Revenue Code sections, etc.

How to Add Items to your Watchlist

  • Either check the Watch this discussion checkbox at the bottom of the discussion pages or select the watch tab at the top of any page, including discussion pages.
  • To view or edit your watchlist, select the my watchlist link at the top of any TaxAlmanac page.
  • Keep in mind that you will only receive one email per page that changes until you view that page. If 5 people add replies to a discussion, you'll only get one email. Once you view the page, the trigger is reset.
  • I don't believe that an email is sent if you make the change to the page - it has to be someone else.

I hope this helps!

Thank you!

- Tim Doyle, TaxAlmanac Moderator 22:45, 21 February 2006 (CST)

DianeOffutt (talk|edits) said:

26 September 2006
Thank you Mr. Doyle.

Diane Offutt

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