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UNSUBSCRIBING FROM OUR NEWSLETTER
1. Click here to edit your profile settings
2. Under the "Receive Email" box, UNCHECK "Receive e-mails from the MacInsiders Team with occasional important campus news and updates"
3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click SAVE CHANGES.
HOW TO TURN OFF E-MAILS ABOUT NEW REPLIES TO THREADS
Issue: I keep getting lots of emails about replies to the forum that I don't want to get sent anymore!
Reason: You currently have automatic thread email subscriptions turned on.
Threads in a forum allow you to 'subscribe' via email for updates. You can see all your thread subscriptions in your account settings here.
You're going to want to go to the link above and then check off all the ones you're already subscribed to and at the bottom where it says "Selected Threads", click that dropdown and choose "No email notification" under "Update subscription type".
You have a 'global' default setting for all threads that you reply to, and you may have set yours to automatically subscribe you to any thread that you add a reply on. To alter this default setting for all new threads that you reply to go HERE and then you'll see "Default Thread Subscription Mode" and turn that to "Do not subscribe".
If you come across a thread that you really do want email updates every time there is a new reply then look at the top of the page under the "Similar Threads" box and you'll see a "THREAD TOOLS" dropdown you can click on. Click it, then click on the option that pops up called "Subscribe to this thread".
Forum - the high level topic or category you're discussing in (ex:
Thread/Discussion - A single discussion on a certain topic of your
choice. You can open as many 'threads/discussions' as you'd like. Other users
can reply to those discussions by 'posting'. (ex: "When is the next Chess
Post - An individual message/reply that a user has put in reponse to your
thread/discussion. (ex: "Next meeting is on October 12th!")
POSTING NEW DISCUSSIONS
To get started, click the FORUMS/DISCUSS button at the top of the site.
To post a new thread/discussion click on the "Start New Discussion"
button. This will let you post a new 'thread'.
Type in a title for your thread, and fill in the body text for your thread. You
can also use emoticons/smilies from the right side, as well as change colors of
your text and font size.
Once you're done, click "SUBMIT MESSAGE" button and your thread will
be posted for everyone to see.
If you want to respond to something that a user said and add your '2 cents'
click on the "NEW REPLY" button to add your own response.
Go ahead and start exploring the many sections of MacInsiders by clicking the
buttons at the top of the page. Or, read below to get an overview of some of the
MacInsiders is a network for students, so it is a great place to find classmates
or friends at Mac. All users have their own profiles that you can read, and you
can private message any member at any time!
You can setup your profile using the "My Account" link at the
top of the site. From there you are able to edit your profile, check your mail,
and edit your forum signature and avatar plus a whole bunch of cool things. Be
sure to click it! Putting a photo in your profile helps you gain more friends
and popularity! CLICK
HERE to add a photo to your profile now. Also, choose an avatar
for your forum posts by CLICKING
HERE. Theres hundreds of avatars to pick from!
MAIL & PRIVATE MESSAGING
Mail (also known as Private Messaging) on macinsiders is like a quick and simple
version of e-mail. Sending a private message is simple. Click the MY ACCOUNT
button at the top of the site, then on the left click "Send New
Message" to compose a new message. Type in the username of the person you'd
like to talk to, and then type a title and body text just like you would in an
e-mail. Once you send your message, your friend will receive an e-mail telling
them they have a new message, and they will reply to you!
EVENTS, NEWS, and CALENDAR
macinsiders is all about informing you of events on and off campus that you can
get involved with. Various MSU clubs have participated on the site with their
own forums, but they also are able to post events in the calendar. If you
have an event that students may be interested in, you can also post an event on
the calendar (after it is approved by a moderator) or you can email [email protected]
with your event information.
HELP AND ASSISTANCE
If you require help you can always click on the help link in the top
right corner of the site to access MacInsider's help section and FAQ's.
You can also contact
us at any time!
MacInsiders has a whole bunch of neat features that you will enjoy. Begin
exploring all the sections to see what you can do!
If you need further help, click
All the best,