I am receiving too many email messages from my Moodle forum. How do I prevent myself from being auto-subscribed to forums in Moodle?

By default, Moodle forums have optional subscriptions.  That means that students can choose to receive email alerts when someone posts to a forum (by subscribing to the forum), but students can also choose not to receive those messages by not changing that forum subscription setting. If a student is not subscribed to a forum, s/he needs to check his/her Moodle course frequently, especially when the act of posting to the forum (along with reading entries by fellow students) is required by the instructor.

Sometimes, a user's profile automatically subscribes that person to all forums to which s/he contributes.  If you are overwhelmed by the amount of forum-related email messages you are receiving, you can change that setting as follows:

  1. Log in to Moodle at https://moodle.bucknell.edu.
  2. You will see your name in the top-right corner of the screen.  Hover your mouse over your name, and click on "Preferences":

    Modify Preferences

  3. In the "User account" section, click on "Forum preferences." 

    Forum preferences

  4. On the "Forum preferences" screen, if the "Forum auto-subscribe option" says "Yes: when I post, subscribe me to that forum discussion," click on the drop-down arrow, and change that setting to "No: don't automatically subscribe me to forum discussions."  (Note: while you are on that screen, you may want to change the "Forum tracking" setting to "Yes: highlight new posts for me." )
  5. When you are done making changes, click on the "Save changes" button to send your changes to the server.  We have shown those steps (for changing the auto-subscribe option) in the figure below:


    No automatic subscription


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