There is a way of keeping you updated on threads you have created, participated in, or choose to be updated about. By default any thread you start or reply to will become watched. This will generate an email every time someone replies (unless you changed that in your settings) as well as an alert on the alert's menu. How to control default settings Go to: User Area (top right corner) --> Preferences Then you select desired settings: Alternatively, you can use THIS direct link to access preferences. -------- How to watch forums Go to any forum you'd like to follow by email. for eg FEATURED Click 'Watch forum' text link and select desired configuration. -------- How to watch threads Go to any thread you'd like to follow by email. for eg <this thread> Click 'Watch Thread' text link and select desired configuration. I hope this helps. Please feel free to post your questions below.