2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 27, 2011 5:54 AM by Ted Smith

    Question about this forum

    Ted Smith Level 3

      What on earth does this mean in my preferences?

      "Always subscribe via email to threads I create: Yes No"

       

      How can a person 'subscribe' to anything via email?

       

      Why would I want to subscribe to a thread or not?

       

      From a dictionary a typical definition of "subscribe" is:-

      "to pledge, as by signing an agreement, to give or pay (a sum of money) as a contribution, gift, or investment: He subscribed $6,000 for the new church."
      or
      "to agree or assent to"

      Can anybody explain this weird use of the word subscribe?
        • 1. Re: Question about this forum
          the_wine_snob Level 9

          Ted,

           

          There are basically two ways/places to get e-mail notification:

           

          • One can subscribe for notification for the posts that they initiate. If one is seeking an answer to a question, they might want to be notified of any activity in that thread.
          • One can subscribe to a forum, so that every post to that forum generates an e-mail notification. If one is following the forum, this would be their choice.

           

          This ARTICLE will give one the location for turning ON/OFF the e-mail notifications.

           

          Personally, I have both OFF, and just drop by the forum, when I have a moment. Otherwise, my InBox would be filled, since I follow several Adobe Forums.

           

          Good luck, and hope that this helps,

           

          Hunt

          • 2. Re: Question about this forum
            Ted Smith Level 3

            I suspected this is what was meant but why on earth use the word 'subscribe'  which means something totally different?