Answered By: Technology Support Last Updated: Jun 27, 2014 Views: 28
Go to Online Courses.
At left there is a gray box that has a header "Settings"
Select "My Profile Settings" then Edit Profiles
On the right hand side of the screen you will see the default settings. Look in the middle of the settings for the description:
"Forum Auto Subscribe"
There are two options
NO: Don't automatically subscribe me to forums (this is the one you want)
YES: When I post subscribe me to that forum
These settings are global. If you choose YES you will always get all emails from all forums you join. If you choose NO you will never get emails from a forum unless you subscribe to do so in the forum. Choosing NO does not keep you from either accessing and/or posting to the forum.
Last thing you need to do is go to the bottom of the page and choose "update profile"
This is half of the answer.
The second half of the answer is to actually go into the course and click on the forum in question. When you select the forum you'll notice on the left hand side in the gray settings box that a new option has appeared right under the word "Settings" named "Forum Administration."
Select this and two buttons shop up below it. The first is "optional subscription." The second and of interest to us is going say either "Subscribe to this forum" or Unsubscribe from this forum."
You want to select "Unsubscribe to this forum" if it is showing. Only one of the two will show. This does not stop you from accessing the forum and/or posting to it, just keeps all the postings from gumming up the email account.