How may I forward my post automatically to my email?


I posted on User group, and I did get replies from others in my email, but did not see my own reply in the message thread. Is there anyway to help me see my original post or my reply in my email?



You know, I’m not sure there is a way to do that in Discourse.

The closest approximation you can get is probably to set some Preferences > Emails options:

  • Set “Email me when I am quoted, replied to, my @username is mentioned, or when there is new activity in my watched categories, tags or topics” to “always”

  • Set “Include previous replies at the bottom of emails” to “always”


  • Set “Include an excerpt of replied to post in emails”

That should hopefully include at least part of your OP, when people send replies. But Discourse isn’t a mailing list, so receiving own-post emails doesn’t appear to be an option. (Maybe “Enable mailing list mode” would change that?)

You may be able to get more info or possible workarounds by asking at the Discourse help forum.

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I interact with the forums here in “mailing list mode” and Discourse
does indeed send me copies of my own posts as well as those of
everyone else.


Sweet — there you go, @john316 . Preferences > Emails > “Enable mailing list mode” checkbox.

(Does that hold even for new topics created via the web interface, @fungi? If you’ve tried it…)

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I’ve really not tried using the Web site at all, save for one
situation where I needed to group-message the moderators about a bug
with spam filtering which caused my account to get auto-banned based
on retroactive analysis of URLs in historic posts (apparently it
suddenly decided that links to Python’s documentation were spam and
flagged many of my posts).

I suspect that my penchant for interacting with the system only via
E-mail, resulting in a nonexistent “trust level” for my account, led
to it being considered a potential spammer.