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How to get fewer (or no) emails when there are new comments

Let's say, you're getting too many emails from my course platform. Go to the course in question. So this is the course homepage that says course summary and the course name. And then there's the bell icon there that sets the default for all the lessons. So if you're not sure, you probably can do okay by following staff, but sometimes when I make comments, you'll get emails for these various lessons when I make comments there.
So if you're just wanting to say, alright, I don't wanna get any emails, click on unfollow. So now you're not by default, you're not following any of the any of the new lessons that are posted. But if you had gone in to any specific lesson, and changed the comment of that lesson earlier, I changed this. You may have to go back and let's say, for example, you you had changed the intention thread and you're getting a lot of comments because people are posting their intentions. Well, If if if that's the problem, then go into that that lesson and just make sure you select not following.
I've already done that. So like I said, for each lesson, you can select it as not following or follow everyone's comments or follow only staff's comments. Or you could set it by default for the entire course for new lessons going forward. Now, let's say you are inside a lesson and you're like, well, how do I get back to course's homepage. What what you do is you click on the title of the course on the top left, and that'll bring you back to the course homepage.
So I hope this helps.
Last updated 9 Jan 2023.

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Kim gordon-cumbo
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This was helpful.ย 


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Very helpful

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i like the explanation of turning notification on or ofย 

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@George Kaoย If I click on "staff only", will I still receive emails if someone has tagged me? I'm thinking I will, but just want to be sure. Thanks!

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George Kao
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@Colleen Adrianย  It's a valid question. I've gotten different answers depending which Simplero staff I asked ๐Ÿ˜‚ so perhaps we can run an experiment.ย  Colleen, click "staff only" for (1) this course overall, and also (2) at the top of this comment thread.ย  Once you've done so, comment below and we'll move onto the next step of this test...

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@George Kao Thanks George. Okay so I've clicked 'staff only' above the comments on this page. To click 'staff only' for the course overall, is that on the "home page" for orientation? If so, that's what I've done.ย  I've attached a screen shot.

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@George Kaoย thanks for leading me through 1 step at a time ๐Ÿ˜‚

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George Kao
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@Colleen Adrian Great!ย  Let's see if you get this very message I'm writing to you now, as an email? ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

One more setting to check is your account notifications. Do you have "mentions" turned on for "Anyone"? If yes, then hopefully you'll be notified when anyone mentions you.ย  ย See this screenshot:

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@George Kaoย Yes, I got the email! And yes, I have "mentions" turned on in account notifications. So it looks like I will get emails as long as I've been tagged--right?

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George Kao
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@Colleen Adrian One thing I'd be curious to test... would you able to turn off "following staff" for this thread, as well as at this course's homepage, but keep your "mention" notification on, and let's see if in that case, you get an email when I tag you in a comment here?

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George Kao
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In other words, what if you unfollowย the thread and course... would you still get email when you're mentioned in this thread?

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@George Kaoย Okay, I've unfollowed this Orientation course, and this thread, but left the mention notification on. Let's see what happens!

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George Kao
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@Colleen Adrianย Thank you!!ย  Let's see if you get this message.ย  Here's a secret phrase: authentic experiment :)

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@George Kaoย got it! "authentic experiment" ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Reply about 1 year ago

@George Kaoย Thank you for the clear explanation and guide through your course! I'm curious, if I mark the whole course as "not following" and then mark "following" for one module, will I get notified?

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George Kao
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@Veronika Archer thanks for asking! According to Simplero's support team, it is true that youย willย get notifications by following a course lesson even if unfollowed the course as a whole.ย  If you find it behaving differently, please let me know ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

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@George Kaoย thank you!

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Judy Solomon
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Jaaa !

That is very helpful, thank you

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