Redcap, I have learned many things while trying to answer your question. Most have nothing to do with your question,sorry. You can go into "Edit Preferences" and choose "By default should anything added to your watch list be e-mailed to you". You can add a topic to your watch list by clicking on "Topic Options" and selecting "Add to watch List". At this point I thought any new posts in the selected topic would be e-mailed to me. It did not work when I tried it. It took me until just now to realize I would not be notified of my own posts blush. So follow the above steps and you should be able to get e-mail notifications of new post by other members in your watched topics. You can manage your watch lists under "My Stuff".

Let me know how this works out for you.
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