The ProBoards forum software allows you to receive notifications on the forum with the built-in notification system, as well as receive notifications via email if you choose to do so.
To set up your forum notifications, as well as to view which types of notifications are available, click the Profile button found in the top menu bar of the forum, and then click the Edit Profile button on your profile page. You'll then be taken to the Edit Profile & Settings page; once here, click on the Notifications tab.
On the notifications page, you'll see a set of checkboxes separated into two columns. Checking the boxes in the left column will allow you to receive forum notifications to the option you have checked, and checking the boxes in the right hand column will allow you to receive an email notification to the option you have checked. You can choose to receive both forum and email notifications for certain actions if you wish. Below is a list of notifications you can choose, and what you can expect:
--when someone likes your content - With this checked, you will receive notifications when someone has liked a post that you have made on the forum.
--when someone quotes you - A notification will be received when someone has made a reply to you with a quote of a post you have made on the forum.
--when someone tags you - If someone has tagged you in a post (using username), you will receive a notification along with a link to the post that you were tagged in.
--when a bookmark is updated - If you utilize the forum bookmarking system, this allows you to be notified when a topic you have bookmarked has been updated.
--when you receive a Personal Message - This allows you to be notified when someone has send you a new message on the forum. This will work for both new conversations that have been created for you, or has replied to an existing PM conversation with you.
Once you have made your selections, click the Save Notification Settings button to complete the process.
If you have chosen to receive forum notifications, how you will be notified depends on the type of notification you have chosen. Forum notifications are presented to you with bubbles that appear over certain buttons found in the top menu bar of a forum. For example, when someone sends you a new PM on the forum, a bubble will appear with the number '1' listed within it to let you know that you have one new PM waiting for you. These notification bubbles can appear above the Profile, Bookmarks, and Messages buttons in the top menu bar. Directly clicking on the notification bubbles generally takes you to the area of interest where you can learn more about the specific notification.