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Nov 1, 2006 08:45 PM

Bookmarking/Email notification changes

A couple of weeks ago, we rolled out a new feature so 'hounds could get emailed every time there was a new post on a topic that they were interested in. Turns out that's not the best solution for a number of reasons, so tomorrow we will be starting our new notification service.

Every night, we'll be sending out just one email that includes a listing of topics that you have participated in that have received new posts that day. You can opt out of these emails by going to and unchecking the Email Notification checkbox.

Let us know what you think.

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  1. Any chance we could choose between the old and new system in the future?

    1. I wish there were an easy way to opt out. I got the email, read the opt out notice, clicked the link, and it took me to the Chowhound sign in page. I signed in, but then was just left in the wilds of chowhound with no idea how to opt out.

      Please make it a one-click opt out.


      3 Replies
      1. re: Snackish

        Am I understanding correctly that after you logged in you were not directed back to the account settings page?

        1. re: Engineering

          I had no problems with the opt out button (sandwiched in btwn the two UPDATE buttons). Worked like a charm.

        2. I had the same opt out issue.

          1. With the e-mail notification, nothing in MY CHOW was highlighted as it was in the past when there was continued discussion on a topic. The e-mail notification cannot possibly be up-to-the-minute current since it is sent "during the night" so it is still necessary to check the posts. Now, all posts must be checked since none are highlighted.

            I prefer the highlighted MY CHOW instead of constantly switching between e-mail and the CH website. Also, opting out of e-mail notification was a nightmare as cited by Snackish.

            1. Thanks for the feedback everyone. We're working on our messaging, which includes email notifications and newsletters, so it may be a bit buggy over the next couple of days. Please keep sending us feedback, and be as tolerant as you can be!