Disable notifications

Asked by Brutal_Moose on 2020-03-29

Hi, I'm not a Linux expert, I'm sure this is the wrong place to ask this question. I tried to find the right place to post this question, but I could not find it.

I want to disable all email notifications for this account. Currently, whenever I post a question, get an answer to a question, or have anything on my account happen, it sends me a junk email. How do I stop this? Thank you!

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

You ask a question and do not want to see answers - are you kidding?

1. You are wrong here, if you are not using Ubuntu.
Correct address would have been https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+questions

2. The e-mail responses that you receive aren't junk. Maybe your e-mail provider classifies them as such; in that case you have to configure your e-mail system to make sure that they aren't put into junk mail because they are valid information.

3. You receive e-mail responses for all questions that you have subscribed. The person asking a question is subscribed automatically to be noticed of any answer.

4. You can see a list of all question that you have subscribed on https://answers.launchpad.net/~/+subscribedquestions You can go through the questions and unsubscribe them one by one.

Brutal_Moose (brutalmoose) said : #2

1. Thank you for giving me the link. I tried to find that link for 10 minutes but I could not. I don't regret asking for it somewhere, so that I could get it and move on.

2. Manfred you have been a nice and helpful person for many years. You helped me with many issues in 2014 when I was new to Linux. This is an odd comment from you. 100% of the email from Launchpad is unwanted. I have launchpad bookmarked and check it often when I have a question posted. Unexpected that someone from the Linux community would insist that there is only one way to do a task. I did not need a pile of emails to write this reply to you, I have my own way. I don't like notifications on my desktop, on my phone, nor in my email, all of them are 100% junk.

4. I do not want to unsubscribe to my questions, merely the useless and annoying email notifications. Any other normal website has that checkbox option.

Brutal_Moose (brutalmoose) said : #3

I will be posting this question in the appropriate place, now that someone helped me find that. If you want to reply to this here, that could be useful also.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

" I do not want to unsubscribe to my questions, merely the useless and annoying email notifications."

This is contradictory.
Subscribing a question is the act of requesting notification e-mails for that question (and similar for bug reports).
If you do not want to receive the e-mails, then you have to unsubscribe.
The questions still stay marked as "asked by you", "answered by you" etc.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

And for your question https://answers.launchpad.net/launchpad/+question/689568

There are different lists:
Questions asked by you https://answers.launchpad.net/~brutalmoose/+createdquestions
Questions subscribed by you https://answers.launchpad.net/~brutalmoose/+subscribedquestions
see the top right corner of https://answers.launchpad.net/~brutalmoose/+subscribedquestions
unsubscribing a question removes it from "subscribed questions" and stops the E-Mail notification, but will not remove it from the other lists.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

Oops, wrong copy/paste, the third link shoudl have been https://answers.launchpad.net/~brutalmoose

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