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Email notifications allows users who have provided an email address to receive email notifications when their user talk page is changed.
Can I turn this off?
Yes, this can be turned off in your preferences.
Can I get notifications for other pages?
Yes, also in your preferences you can enable email notifications for edits to pages on your watchlist.
Will I get emails for every edit?
No - once you get a notification for a page you will not receive another until you have visited the page. Naturally, you will not be notified for edits you make yourself.
Also, if you don't select the option in your preferences you will not receive notifications for minor edits.
Can I customize the email's appearance?
Admins can alter the layout of the email by editing MediaWiki:Enotif body. If you decide to edit it, keep in mind the following variables:
|$WATCHINGUSERNAME||Name of the user receiving the email|
|$PAGEINTRO||Introduction based on the type of change. Editable through the enotif body intro MediaWiki messages.|
|$PAGESUMMARY||The edit summary of the change|
|$PAGEMINOREDIT||If the edit was minor or not|
|$PAGEEDITOR_EMAIL||URL to the editor's Special:EmailUser page|
|$PAGEEDITOR_WIKI||URL to the editor's user page|
|$UNWATCHURL||URL to unwatch the page in question|