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Wiki notification email
Christopher Brooks, 30 Jan 2013
Last updated: 8 May 2015

Various wikis are set up to send email about when someone edits the wiki.

Wikis that are set up to send email will typically have a "Notification" link at the bottom of the main wiki page.

If wiki notification email is enabled, then the email is typically sent to the developer mailing list for that workgroup.

Not all workgroups have a developer mailing list, but to join, go to options

If you already are a member of the workgroup, then check the "Developer" box for that workgroup and click on "Change memberships"

If you are not yet a member of the workgroup, go to "Request membership in a workgroup", select the workgroup, click on the "Developer" box and click on "Request membership".

An admin will evaluate your request and add you to the workgroup and mailing list

List of wikis that have notification enabled


How to set up a wiki to send email about when the wiki has changed

PmWiki can send notification email, see http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Notify.

Unfortunately, our website authentication system makes this a little more difficult.

Below are some rough instructions

  1. For a given web page, edit a wiki page and add a link to
  2. Go to that page and add text like
    Note that there are various settings such as notification frequency, see http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Notify.

This facility might only work for users who are website workgroup admins.

One idea is to use the workgroup configuration page to create a -notify or -devel email alias.