Here's help figuring out when you want to be notified about new activity in your streams and when
Stream and Inbox notifications
Part of the power of your community is the
ability to "live" in it for most of your working hours. You can keep track of activity
in your community without ever leaving it through notifications in your community Inbox and through
When you collaborate on content in your community, you're automatically
notified in your community Inbox when updates are made to that content.
If there is content that you want to watch but have not directly
collaborated on, you can follow it in a stream. When there is new activity
in your streams, such as likes, comments, edits or new content, you'll see
an indicator dot next to the stream name on your News (Home) page if the
indicator is enabled for your community. If you hover over the indicator,
you'll see a count of new activity for that stream since you last viewed it.
Tip: Relying on these notifications can save you time and cut down on your
If you want to receive email notifications, do so prudently. You may find that you rapidly accumulate hundreds of email messages in a busy community, since you'll
get an email every time that stream is updated.
To receive emails in addition to Inbox and stream notifications, click your avatar > Preferences, answer Yes to Receive email or
mobile notifications when there is activity in the community?, and select Email next to your Inbox or streams.
Note: The option to change your email
notification preferences may be unavailable in your community.
Here are some good email notification strategies:
On your Preferences page, answer
No to Receive email ? (This
option may be unavailable in your community.) Spend one hundred percent of your
time in the community. You'll never miss an email when you keep an eye on
updates in the community.
Receive emails for the Community
Digest only. Click your avatar > Preferences, answer Yes to Receive
notifications?, and select the frequency for
Community Digest. (This option may be unavailable in
your community.) You can change the frequency that you receive this digest.
Create an Email Watches stream and only follow critical items. Then, on your
Preferences page, answer Yes
to Receive email or mobile notifications
when there is activity in
the community? and select Email for that stream. (This option may be unavailable in your community.) This stream can be helpful
when you're away from the community for a few days or if you want to watch something that you haven't directly collaborated on.
Change the frequency of your email notifications. On your
Preferences page, answer Yes
to Receive email or mobile notifications when there is activity in the community? (This option may be unavailable in your
community.) Select a summary option from the drop-down list next to your Inbox
and streams. Instead of receiving an email for every update, you'll receive a
digest of updates.