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CupCakes Report 3 May 2013 16:06

Agree but you can switch it off if they are too much.
Very good for those asking for help and those that don't have much traffic on the boards :-D :-D :-D


Renes Report 3 May 2013 17:55

Am running a test for one of my watched threads

It has been posted on ,,,

I have yet to receive and email


jax Report 3 May 2013 19:11

I have just seen a brand new user to the site and the boards post a request on Find ancestors today and recieved 16 replies....two hours later he posted the same request on Living relatives board, obviously not realising he had replies to his first thread.

A member has sent him a friendly message explaining how to return....or should it have been left for him to work it out for himself?


Renes Report 3 May 2013 19:45

Well have to report

Received an email from the test watched thread

So it appears to be working

So well done GR


SylviaInCanada Report 4 May 2013 02:18

What about the entries in My Watched threads file that I have NEVER clicked on, and not even posted on ............. and for which I am not receiving emails?????

I'm one of the many who find it just as easy to use My Threads

and I think it would be very nice to receive a pm from another member saying "Welcome to GR and the Boards." and then giving helpful advice.

It also does depend on someone actually paying attention to any emails sent in response to My Watched threads.

For example ....................... one of your own threads has had lots of replies on it NS, with some very interesting information, between about noon and 11 pm on May 3, but you have not commented on it?????

I know because I am one of the people who found the information


Gai Report 4 May 2013 11:03

Oh well I must be one of the unlucky members who never receives emails for my Watch Threads.

Just checked my email preferences and yes I should be receiving the emails.

Gai :-(


CupCakes Report 4 May 2013 13:01

Doesn't seem to work from email preferences.
It only works when an individual post is ticked.

:-D :-D :-D


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 4 May 2013 13:08

It seems to be that you have to first 'watch' a thread. Then you have to go into the 'My Watched Threads'. If you want to get email alerts when someone else posts, you have to tick the first column 'Watch'

If people don't realise ( or at least try it out) Cyn is still going to be busy ;-)


Gai Report 5 May 2013 04:28

Well the Watch box is ticked for this thread and still no email.

2 other threads that I was watching with the watch box ticked have been added to over night and no email received.

Gai :-( :-( :-(

Edit. Just noticed that the 15 credits I had left from the credits that GR gave up have disappeared as well.


SylviaInCanada Report 5 May 2013 05:20

Gai ..................

I and several others got an email from GR last week to say that any credits we had left from the November 2011 "gift" would end their life on April 27.

I think we got about 2 days notice.

Could emails from GR be going into your Junk mail?????


Gai Report 5 May 2013 06:14


I had 4 emails from GR through the week. There were 2 emails letting me know I had a couple of pm's and also 2 emails wanting access to my tree.

The week before Renes and I were sending pm's to each other and in those cases I received an email letting me know the pm was there.

On our Mac there isn't a junk mail folder. All our emails come into our inbox and any email that the program thinks is junk is in a different colour.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 5 May 2013 09:40

Yesterday I 'watched' this thread and double checked that it was ticked in the 'Watched Thread' list. Low and Behold - 3 alert emails this morning :-D


Gai Report 5 May 2013 10:48

So I've unchecked the watch boxes and have now rechecked them to see whether I receive any emails.


SuffolkVera Report 5 May 2013 12:20

I hadn't noticed that my "free" credits have gone. I certainly had no warning from GR and their emails do go into my inbox, not the junk file. I also check the Announcements board regularly and there is nothing on there. GR being inconsistent again I fear.