Email notifications allow you to receive an email when a page you are following is changed. To look at this feature, please choose "My Preferences" from the drop menu of your Wiki-Avatar (down left corner of your screen, at the bottom of the Fandom navigation bar), and pick "email" from the tab options.
You cannot send or receive emails to or from other users on Fandom, despite this being a feature in MediaWiki.
How do I enable email notifications?
To use email notifications, you need to add an e-mail address in your preferences, confirm that e-mail address, and enable the options you desire in your user preferences. The email used for these notifications can be set in Preferences → User profile → Email options.
How many emails will I receive?
That depends on which options you choose. Email notifications can be configured for both social/communication features and content monitoring.
If you select "E-mail me when my user talk page is changed," you will receive emails when others are trying to contact you via your talk page. You can choose to receive an email whenever there are new messages on a Message Wall thread you are following (including threads on your own Message Wall).
Email notifications about replies to a followed Discussions post will be sent once every 24 hours, or until the recipient visits the post.
If you select "E-mail me when a page I'm following is changed", then the volume of mail depends on how many pages you have on your watchlist, and how active other editors are on the wikis where you are following pages.
You will receive a single e-mail whenever a followed page is edited. You will only be notified once per page, even where multiple changes are made between visits (i.e. you get an email on the first edit by someone else after you viewed the page). You won't be notified of changes you made yourself. You can choose whether you want to be notified of all changes, or only those which are not marked as minor edits.
The email will provide a link to the article and also a direct link to the difference between the version you last saw and the current version.
Followed Pages Digest
You can also choose to receive a weekly digest ("E-mail me when a Weekly Digest of changes to my followed Fandom pages is ready"). This is a weekly email that will inform you of any changes to pages you are following that you haven't visited yet. It's a great reminder for those important pages that slip by on occasion, or if you have a large number of followed pages.
How do I unsubscribe from all emails?
To unsubscribe from all emails, select the last option in your email preferences: Disable all emails from Fandom (overrides all other options). Once you select this and save, all other options will be deactivated.
With some user rights, like sysop, you'll see an additional section after the "Disable all emails" section. There you can add further options when you'd like to receive emails:
- ...when someone edits the wiki
- ...a daily summary of total views
- ...a daily digest of activity