Default settings for notifications can be seen below.
By default, all topics you create or reply to are added to your watch list.
By default, all topics you are watching will send you an email, and you will also get emails for new chat messages or when someone mentions you in a post.
You can Edit or change your settings by clicking your avatar/user icon and then click settings.
By default, all topics you create or reply to are added to your “Watch” list.
If you do not want to receive emails by default on anything topic you create or reply to, you can uncheck the two checkboxes for “Watching” topics.
Add Individual Topics to Your Watch List
You can always go to any topic and individually choose to “Watch” a topic and still receive emails about updates on it if you have email selected on the notification option for “When a new reply is posted in a topic you are watching”.
Category Email Notifications
In each category, there is an option to subscribe to all new topics and posts in a category. This setting overrides any settings on your profile regarding email notifications. If subscribed, you will get an email for every new post or topic. The default is to not be subscribed to any categories.
Turn Off All Emails
Go to your profile settings and change all notification settings to remove the “Email” option from any dropdown selector.
Then check the subscription status on each category and make sure you are not subscribed to any categories. Each category must be checked individually.
Turn Off Specific Groups/Types of Emails
Look for the unsubscribe option at the bottom of any email.
Unsubscribing to an email notification about a chat message will stop all future chat message email notifications.
Unsubscribing to an email notification about you being mentioned in a post will stop all future email notifications when you are mentioned by anyone.
Get Emails for Everything in a Category
Simply visit the category and click the green subscribe button
Get Emails When Someone Mentions Me, But Not for All Replies on Topics
Make sure you are unsubscribed to any categories, then visit your profile settings and make sure email is selected for “When someone mentions you”, but disable email on other dropdown selections like “When a new reply is posted in a topic you are watching”.
Get Emails For Only Topics I Create, When I am Mentioned, and Other Selective Topics
Unsubscribe to any categories. Then uncheck the option in your profile settings to “Watch topics that you reply to”. Verify the “Watch topics you create” option is selected. Make sure “When a new reply is posted in a topic you are watching” is selected for email and “When someone mentions you” is selected for email. For any other topics you want specific notifications for, simply add them to your watch list by clicking the bell icon in the topic toolbar.