How to Set Your Email Preferences in ALA Connect
If you turn on email notices from ALA Connect, you'll receive a message every time someone posts new content to one of your ALA groups or communities. By default, you will not receive any emails from ALA Connect until you edit your profile to receive email and enable this option for each group from which you want to receive email.
To edit your profile, log in to ALA Connect and follow the link in the left-hand column to "My profile." Then click on the "Subscriptions" tab. (Note that you can also get to this screen by clicking on the "Subscriptions" link in the right-hand column in any Connect group of which you are a member.)
From this screen, you can check the "status" box for any group you'd like to receive email from. To choose all groups, check the box at the top.
Once you've checked all of the appropriate boxes, scroll down and click on the "Subscribe" button.
You can set the frequency of the emails you receive by returning to the "Edit" tab on your profile. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, where you can choose from the following options:
- Every hour
- Twice a day
You can also take advantage of "vacation mode" to temporarily disable all of your email notices while you're gone by using the "vacation mode" button. Be sure to come back and enable your subscriptions, though, or else you won't receive new notices from Connect.
By default, you'll be subscribed to email from new groups you join in Connect. To change this option so that you don't receive email from new groups you join, un-check the box in the "Email Notifications" section.
Be sure to click on the "Save" button at the bottom of the page if you make any changes to your profile.
The "view and edit your group email subscriptions" link will take you to your "Subscriptions" tab.
If you have any questions about this process, feel free to leave a comment or use the contact us form.