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Email notifications alert you to changes to your talk page and/or all pages on your watchlist.
To enable notifications, edit preferences (bottom section of main tab). Options can be selected.
Your email address must be confirmed before notifications will work.
Using an email filter
To avoid your Inbox filling up and distracting you, you might set up an email filter to put these emails in a particular folder. (In Gmail, the filter archives and labels Appropedia "WikiAdmin" emails.) For example if you check them daily, call the folder or label "! Daily" - the optional ! puts it at the top of the list, so you don't forget.
You may wish to use exceptions, so that high-priority changes come straight to your inbox. For example, if you want to immediately see emails about changes to any page with water or wastewater in the title, or to certain community pages, or to your user or talk page, your filter (in Gmail) looks something like this:
- from:(WikiAdmin appropedia.org) subject:(Appropedia-page has-been -YOURUSERNAME -water -wastewater -Technical-questions -Appropedia-policy-discussion -Village-pump)
Paste that in the Has the words: box in Gmail - and don't forget to change YOURUSERNAME to your actual username.
Note - the problem with not viewing every email that comes in is that you will not be alerted next time there's a change. You may wish to view all the pages in your watchlist occasionally, to reset the alerts.
- mw:Extension:Email notification - about the MediaWiki extension that enables this feature.