Stay on top of your wikis, not buried under emails

Monitoring a page or a wiki is a wonderful way to stay informed about what’s happening with the projects you care about. Whether you’re on a Private Label site or organizing a single wiki on — or even just participating as a member in a bunch of different wikis — you may have learned to depend on those little emailed notices that a page has been changed, or someone has added to an ongoing conversation. They let you know what’s going on, as it happens.

But if you’re monitoring a whole lot of pages, wikis, and discussions, or if the wikis you’re monitoring are particularly active, it can sometimes feel like you’re trapped in an avalanche of emails. Your inbox fills up before you have a chance to check every change, and important edits or comments can be lost in the flow.

Not anymore!

Go to My Account and scroll down. After Email Monitored Changes you’ll find a new option: “Yes — one email per day.”

Select that option, and hit the Save button. Now, instead of getting a new email every time a change is made to something you’re monitoring, you’ll just get one single email, every day, with a summary of all your monitored changes.

Your daily digest of changes is easy to read (or scan), and lists every single edit and comment you’ve chosen to monitor, in the order that they were made. It’s a simple and effective way to manage activity on the wikis you care about.

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  1. Posted December 13, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the tip, I’ll be heading right there to make changes :)


  2. Danny Fain
    Posted December 30, 2010 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    An excellent tip, to save some e-trees! ;)

  3. Posted December 30, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, this tip will be very useful for me.

  4. Posted December 31, 2010 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Brilliant – thank you.

    Sometimes my students’ wikis are very active – I am very pleased to report – but that has resulted in rather a lot of emails!

  5. Posted December 31, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Permalink


    Thank you for the tip. In fact I will not make the change for the present. I am not receiving too many emails right now. Perhaps in the future. Thanks again.


  6. John H Lynn
    Posted January 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    I’m a member of the boating club “Skippers Club of Brevard County, Florida”. The club has a Wiki account but I have not been advised on how to access the site. Carol and Royce Hall were instrumental in establishing this Wiki link. I’ve tried several times without sucess and now I’ve forgotten my password. can you help?
    John H Lynn

  7. Posted January 2, 2011 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Thx for this great change…It’s a great new thing…congrats…

  8. Posted January 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for information!

  9. Posted January 3, 2011 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    awesome update! thnx!

  10. Posted January 3, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Permalink


    Saben, está superfabulosa su página y lo que se puede hacer con esta (aunque aun estoy empezando a usarla). Mi sugerencia es que se me notificara o que hubiera alguna forma de saber quién ha reviado la página que he creado, por ejemplo, para alguna asignatura.


  11. liz
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    ¡Seria bueno que le permitieran hacer nuevas cosas en la wikispaces, como permitir que las personas envíen archivos o documentos, que que la mayoría de las personas se alojan en la pagina para asuntos educativos, en el caso de profesores y estudiantes!

    -subir archivos.

  12. TechCRI
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    This is a welcomed change that will make monitoring our wikis much easier with one click! Thanks!

  13. ThisGuyCecil
    Posted January 4, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Can you control when during the day this summary email is delivered? Or must I assume it is a fixed timeslot near the end of the evening?

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

  14. MCashing
    Posted January 5, 2011 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    So, will I get an e-mail every day, no matter whether there are changes or not? Or will I only get one a day when there are changes?

  15. Posted January 5, 2011 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    @MCashing – you’ll only get an email once a day if there were changes that day.

  16. Posted January 5, 2011 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    @ThisGuyCecil – at present, this email comes out around midnight UTC. We don’t yet offer a way to control when it’s sent.

  17. Posted January 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    This is a great idea, but how do I get control of the students wikis if the had used an ePals account to create their wikis? Can any one give me a tip please?

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