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Here is a summary of the e-mail messages and updates sent by WikiTree. See also: Help:E-Mail Addresses and Help:E-Mail Confirmation Problems.

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Family Activity Feed

Once a week we send a summary of the activity in your Watchlist. We call this "WikiTree Family News."

In addition to profile activity, it includes Thank-Yous received that week and birthdays in your Watchlist coming up the following week. On most weeks we also include a Community Announcements section.

This update goes out to everyone watching any profiles, but only if there have been changes by others besides yourself, or if you're a new member.

You can opt-out of these updates on your Settings page. However, you should not opt out if you're a Wiki Genealogist who has signed the Honor Code.

Wiki Genealogy Feed

Once a day we send a summary of activity in all the profiles in surnames you are following.

We also include a G2G Feed with questions and answers that have been tagged with the surnames or project tags you're following.

This update only goes out to those who choose to follow surnames/tags.

You can opt-out of these updates on your Settings page.

New Member E-Mail

A new registrant receives an e-mail confirmation message.

When someone is invited to join WikiTree, as opposed to registering themselves, they receive an e-mail with the invitation. If they accept the invitation the member who invited them receives a confirmation.

Comments on Managed Profiles and Replies to Comments

When someone posts a public comment on a profile you are managing you will receive an e-mail with the comment. Also, if someone replies to one of your comments, regardless of where it is posted, you will receive an e-mail if you opt to receive these messages when you post your comment. See Help:Comments for more information.

You can reduce the number of these you receive by managing fewer profiles. You can also opt-out of these messages on your Settings page. However, you should not opt out if you're a Wiki Genealogist who has signed the Honor Code.

G2G Answers and Comments

When asking, answering, or commenting on a question in G2G there is a checkbox that asks if you want to receive a notice by e-mail if the question is answered or commented-on by others or if your answer is selected as the best.

Checking the box is optional. You can later edit your post to change your selection.

Merge Proposals

The manager of a profile will receive a merge request by e-mail if someone proposes to merge a duplicate.

You can reduce the number of merge proposals you receive by managing fewer profiles.

Private Messages

Anyone can send a private message to a WikiTree member. This is a way for members to receive e-mail about their ancestor profiles without revealing their e-mail address.

Private messages are simply forwarded by WikiTree as e-mail messages. The sender composes the message on a web form, but you receive it as normal e-mail.

You can reduce the number of private messages you're likely to receive by managing fewer profiles.

Trusted List Requests

If someone requests to join the Trusted List of a profile you are managing you receive the request via e-mail.

You can reduce the number of these you receive by managing fewer profiles.

If you're the one who sent the Trusted List request and it's approved, you'll receive a confirmation message.

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