Regarding Email Notifications


totally wholesome magical girl
Staff member
Feb 14, 2020
When we first launched the closed test of the Destructoid forums, we got numerous comments from you lovely folks saying that you were still receiving email notifications, despite having opted out of them in the user preferences.

Well, the fine and sexy folks working tirelessly on the forum backend have managed to figure out what exactly was going on in these cases. Their response can be found in this forum post, although I'll explain the process in this thread, regardless. Just giving credit where it's due.

Before I get to that, I'll explain the basic process for disabling email notifications.

First off, go into your user account preferences, which can be found by clicking on your avatar on the forum page, or by following this link:


From there, you can disable email notifications with the following settings:


All right! Most of you have already figured that out. So let's get to the issue that many of you folks were dealing with; email notifications occurring even after disabling those options.

See, it was discovered by Enthusiast's tech folks that even if you disable these options, any post that you were still 'watching' will not have these settings applied to them automatically. That is to say, you have to manually opt out of notifications on watched threads.

To access your watched threads, simply follow this link right here:

You can also access that using the forum's menu sidebar thingy.


From there, it's as easy as clicking on a dropdown menu.


For more information, Xenforo (our forum backend software) has a support page right here:

Hope that helps! <3
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