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Email notifications for comment replies and private messages now available

philip

60 months ago

Just a quick FYI, I just rolled out changes that enable email notifications when someone replies to either something you post, or sends you a private message. You can enable either or both in your user preferences here:

https://pcpartpicker.com/user_r/preferences/

Look for the two checkboxes under Account Preferences:

  • Enable Comment Reply Email Notifications
  • Enable Private Message Email Notifications

This was a fairly frequently requested feature - hope you find it useful!

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid addition. Nice reference to the user profile, I may find that idea useful. I"m guessing its using cookies to determine the user's username?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Cookies keep track of your session identifier, which in turn links to session data on the server that knows the username.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting, never thought of combining the two before.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a pretty standard arrangement. If you stored the username in the cookie, all someone would need to do to impersonate someone else would be to change their cookie value.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know, I'm fairly new in web development and there are a lot of resources on how to use things, but not the reasoning behind it. Personally I've only ever worked with sessions.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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