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How to receive Askbot email alerts?

Hi everyone,

So we use Askbot for our Q&A forum, and a problem that we often have is that people come to the forum to ask their question, the community responds, but the OP rarely comes back to validate a solution or even give feedback.

We'd like to set up an email reminder, like if I post a new topic, get some answers, I'd like to receive some sort of email reminder telling me "You have new answers on your topic, please come back and see if the community answered your question".

It is possible to do that with the settings ?

Thanks, Franck

franck.oscaro's avatar
asked 2016-12-09 02:53:20 -0500
Evgeny's avatar
updated 2016-12-20 10:47:21 -0500
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There are two kinds of alerts: "instant" and "delayed". Instant should be sent, if you're not receiving them - either your account is configured to not receive email or outgoing mail server is not configured in or your outgoing mail server has trouble delivering email to users' mail boxes.

There is a number of management commands, sending "delayed"email alerts, please have a look in "askbot/management/commands" or here These commands can be run with cron jobs.

Also - your user profile must be set up to receive email alerts - it's available in one of the tabs in the user profile page. Default settings for that are in the admin "settings" menu.

The pre-requisite is a proper email setup of the Django project - please see relevant Django docs for that.

If you are not ready to set up your own mail server to insure successful email delivery - there is an option to use a mail delivery service such as mailgun, sendgrid, etc.

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answered 2016-12-20 10:40:58 -0500, updated 2016-12-20 10:46:53 -0500
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Hi Evgeny, Thanks for your answer.

franck.oscaro's avatar franck.oscaro (2017-01-02 07:52:07 -0500) edit
<@franck.oscaro">p>@franck.oscaro -- If the answer solves your question, mark it as acceptd (click the accept button, the one with a tick mark next to the answer). This will mark the answer as accepted, and the question as solved.

slelievre's avatar slelievre (2018-04-17 16:47:54 -0500) edit
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