A public service message from the TFK team.
We currently send somewhere around 11,000 emails per month to users. I would guess that <10% and perhaps <1% of those are actually required/read.
Until now, this has cost very little in € terms but the pricing plan we were on is gone and we no longer get the first 10,000 mails free.
I am making some changes to how often people are emailed because I think some have settings to receive emails far more frequently than they care about but they’re not motivated enough to change their settings. e.g. Someone posted on the Equine Matters topic earlier and about 60 mails went out at once to users who get an email every time there is a post in that topic.
Until now, it was possible for any one user to receive up to 20 emails per day from TFK. I’ve reduced that down to 3. That’s probably irrelevant for nearly everyone. The one place it probably might affect people is in Personal Messages, where you won’t get notified of new PMs if you have already been emailed a couple of times that day.
I don’t see anyone being too put out by this but if you are aggrieved then by all means let me know. I think I’ll try and figure out other ways of reducing email volumes but for now expect a slight reduction in your email counts.