I know many of you have been concerned about the email listservs being replaced by the Community Forums because you were afraid that you would miss information or discourse that is so important to a college community.  Well now it appears that you can still have that email interaction even though the lists have moved to forums.  Per Andrew Bergstrom, Director of Web Strategies,

The web forums at http://community.cofc.edu now have the added option for instant notification by email.  In addition to daily or weekly notification, users can select to receive an immediate email for each new post to a forum.

To enable this feature,

  • Sign in in to http://community.cofc.edu and click on the forum you want to subscribe to.
  • On the right side of the screen, select Forum Tools, then click Subscribe to This Forum.
  • Choose your preferred notification method and click the Add Subscriptionbutton. (Note: in this case choose Instant Notification by Email).
  • If you are already subscribed to the forum, unsubscribe and re-subscribe to change the notification setting.

When I tried this is didn’t work immediately so give it a day to kick in.  In addition you will only receive email for new postings that occur after you subscribe.  Lastly, these are just notifications.  You cannot reply to an email notification.  You actually have to log in to community.cofc.edu in order to reply to a discussion.

More information about using the forums is available at http://it.cofc.edu/vvw/web/forums.php.

Please direct any questions or issues to Helpdesk at 953-3375 or helpdesk@cofc.edu.