Get the Most From Subscriptions

Subscribing to Forum Topics & Threads


While browsing the forums and threads in a community, you may come across some that interest you; if so, you can subscribe to them and set up notifications to easily stay up-to-date on future activity without even having to log in to the site. You can also subscribe to community announcement lists, which are special forum topics that function as "one-way" email lists designed for you to receive information from your community leaders.

All of your subscriptions are stored on your My Subscriptions page from your My Options menu, allowing you to quickly view and manage all of your subscriptions from a single page.

Subscribing to a Forum

To subscribe to a community forum:

  1. On a community's landing page, select the desired topic in the Forum area.
  2. Click the Subscribe to Topic button to display the Add a Subscription pop-up.
  3. Select the desired Subscription Type from the drop-down menu. Refer to the Subscription Types section at the end of this page for descriptions of each one.
  4. Click the Add button to subscribe to the selected topic.

Subscribing to a Forum Thread

To subscribe to a community forum thread:

  1. On a community's landing page, select the desired topic in the Forum area.
  2. In the topic, select the thread you want to subscribe to.
  3. On the thread's page, click the Subscribe to Thread button.

NOTE: Unlike topic subscriptions, you cannot set up a Subscription Type notification for thread subscriptions; however, you will receive an email notification each time a new post is added to the thread.

Subscription Types

For each of your forum and announcement list subscriptions, you can select how you would like to receive notifications about any associated activity. You can choose from the following options:

  • Immediate Email: If selected, you will receive an immediate email notification when new forum posts are received.
  • Immediate Digest with links: If selected, you will receive a digest providing the first 100 characters of any new forum posts as soon as they are received. Links will be included, which you can click to view the full forum post(s) and any attachments.
  • Summary Digest: If selected, you will receive a digest once per day listing the titles of any new forum posts received that day. Links will be included, which you can click to view the full forum post(s).
  • Full Digest with attachments: If selected, you will receive a digest once per day providing the full text of any new forum posts received that day, including any attachments.
  • Full Digest with links: If selected, you will receive a digest once per day providing the complete text of any new forum posts received that day. Links will be included, which you can click to download any attachments in the post(s).
  • Immediate Email on Thread Creation: If selected, you will receive an email notification when new threads are created in the topic.