AFMRD Online Discussion Forum and Email Management 

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The AFMRD online discussion forum is one of our most coveted member benefits. Through the discussion forum, AFMRD members share documentation and knowledge, celebrate accomplishments, offer support in crisis situations, and let others know that they are not alone. Sometimes the large amount of emails generated through the discussion forum can be a bit overwhelming. Below you can find some tips on how to manage these emails.

Change subscription preferences on the AFMRD website

As a member of AFRMD, you are automatically subscribed to the discussion forum and will receive an immediate email notification when new forum posts are made or when someone replies to a post via email or the online community. This works well for those members who like to see posts as soon as they are made. Some members may only have time to catch up on the discussion forum once a day. To avoid cluttering your inbox, you can change your subscription type to a Summary or Full Digest and you will only receive an email of posts from the discussion forum once a day. Click here to read about all the available subscription types.

To change your subscription: 

  • Click on “My Options” in the top right corner of the AFMRD homepage.
  • Select “My Subscriptions”
  • At the bottom of the page, in the first tab, “Forum Subscriptions” you will see a list of the forums you are currently subscribed to and how you are receiving notifications.
  • Click on “Edit.” Select the subscription type desired and click "OK."

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Set up a rule to filter email messages

Several of our members have mentioned that they have created an AFMRD folder in their email inboxes where messages are filtered until they have the time to view them. Most email clients allow you to filter emails to a specific folder so that they won’t clutter your inbox and you can view them when you have the time. Rules can be set up to make sure similar emails are always grouped together. This allows members to stay active in the discussion forum without feeling overwhelmed by the amount of emails. 

Information on how to filter messages in several email clients can be found by clicking the links below:

Outlook
iCloud
Gmail
GroupWise
Yahoo

Search old threads in the AFMRD member online discussion forum 

Members can view and search archived discussions from our browser-based online community forum. By using the search bar on the right hand side of the AFMRD Member Discussion page, members can quickly look to see if the topic they are interested in has previously been discussed.

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Without member participation, our online discussion forum would not be as vibrant as it is today. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your wisdom and ideas with fellow members!

Questions? Contact Kathleen.