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This How-To will include instruction on how to receive a daily/weekly/monthly e-mail summary of this forum.
This is an optional feature of this forum, not enabled by default.

By enabling the Digests feature, you will receive an e-mail containing new posts since your last visit, or last digest. These e-mails will include links to the forum posts, so that you can quickly visit the forum and reply. You are not able to reply to the forum by way of this digest, it serves only as a convenience so you need not always visit the forum. While these e-mails are sent with formatting, depending on your e-mail client, they may not render correctly. If it looks really horrible on your end, let us know and we will do what we can to clean it up.

To begin, click on the User Control Panel link, just below the VRG banner of the forum:

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Next, click on Digests in the Options box, on the left of your screen:

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That will take you to the Basics configuration page, which is the only page you must visit to turn on the digest.

:!: Fast Digest Config:Choose a type of digest, Styling, and Hour, click submit and your digest will be delivered. Read on if you want further information. :!:

Basics

Type of digest wanted:
None - means that you will not receive a digest; this is the default, and how you turn off the digest if you no longer wish to receive it.
Daily/Weekly/Monthly - exactly as it sounds, how often do you want to receive the digest? Daily is the typical choice. Weekly and Monthly will deliver on Saturdays; in the case of Monthly delivery, the first Saturday of the month.

Digest Styling:
This configures how the digest is formatted when you receive it.
HTML - The fanciest - this will show signatures, images, and content similar to how you would see it on the forum.
HTML Classic, Plain HTML, Plain HTML Classic - all will send an e-mail that's formatted similar to the forum, but with increasingly less options/images/fancy formatting.
Text- The digest is nothing more than a text file, with links to click.

Hour sent:
This determines what hour of the day you will receive your digest.

Forums Selection

Types of posts in digest

All posts - everything posted since your last digest
First posts of topics only - only the first post in a new topic
Bookmarked topics - only posts in topics which you have bookmarked

Include posts for these forums:

Here you can select what topics you would like to have included in your digest. Select "All" so that you don't miss anything, or, just those topics of interest to you.

Post Filters

These options are to further refine the digest you receive; the defaults will send you a digest containing all posts since your last visit, no matter how long or short the post may be, as well as any Private Messages sent to you.
Of note on this page, Add my unread private messages - this will include any Private Messages sent to you, as part of the digest. Disable this, if you would rather visit the forum to login and review your PM's.

Additional Criteria

Of note on this page are:

Show attachments - disable if on a slow connection.

Block images - enable if on a slow connection.

This options will help save in the size of the digest, making it faster to download. You can always visit the forum to see the images/attachments.

That's it! Any questions, please ask below.

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Last edited by Ian Wisbon on Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:21 am, edited 2 times in total.

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