This refers to Moodle 2.7 from July 2015 onward
In your profile there is a setting to get Moodle to mark new forum posts for you:
- Go to My home
- Find the ADMINISTRATION block and click on My profile settings > Edit profile
Set the Forum tracking drop-down menu to 'Yes: highlight new posts for me'. (Alternatively, you can automatically subscribe to any forum that you post in: see below.)
You will then see new posts highlighted in a number of ways, for example:
To receive an email every time someone posts
This means that you wll receive an email (either every time someone posts or once a day, depending on your profile settings)
- Forum auto-subscribe should be set to 'Yes: when I post, subscribe me to that forum'
When you have completed changes to your Profile click on the Update profile button.
IMPORTANT: If you are subscribed, you will receive an email every time someone posts BUT you will no longer see the new posts highlighted in Moodle - the two settings are mutually exclusive.