Choosing between email and stream notifications

You can receive notifications in Inbox and on email. Here you can find details about choosing when and how you want to be notified about new activity in your streams and when you don't.

Stream and Inbox notifications

You can keep track of activity in your community without ever leaving the community page through notifications in your Inbox and through streams.

Inbox notifications
When you collaborate on content in your community, you're automatically notified in your Inbox when updates are made to that content.
Stream notifications
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 can see an indicator dot next to the stream name on your News or Home page. If you hover over the indicator, you can see a count of new activity for that stream since you last viewed it.
Activity indicator and activity count
Tip: Relying on these notifications can save you time and cut down on your emails.

Email notifications

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 may get an email every time that stream is updated.

To receive emails in addition to Inbox and stream notifications,

  1. Go to your avatar > Preferences.
  2. Select Yes for Receive email or mobile notifications when there is activity in the community?.
  3. Select Email next to your Inbox or streams.
Note: The option to change your email notification preferences may be unavailable in your community.

Examples of email notification strategies

Here are some email notification strategies:

Note: The options to change your email and Inbox notification preferences may be unavailable in your community.