Message Boards Subscriptions
April 13, 2011 (published) | July 18, 2022 (revised)

Want to be notified when a new post is added to a message board discussion you're following?

Subscribe to specific message board folders or individual discussions to receive an email or text each time the folder or discussion is updated!
By default, you are auto-subscribed (email only) to any new posts and replies made in medical folders.

Try It:



To subscribe to a discussion or folder:

  • Click the SUBSCRIBE button at the top of the discussion window or at the bottom of the posting window.

You have several choices for how and when to receive subscription updates. go to your myvin to set your preferences:

  • MyVIN > Preferences > Boards > Boards Subscription Options

    • Under Delivery Options, choose to have updates sent to you via email, text, or both.
    • Under Auto-subscribe Options, choose when updates are sent to you:

      • When making a new post in a medical folder
      • When making a new post in any folder
      • When making a new post in selected folders
      • When replying in a medical folder
      • When replying in any folders
      • When replying in selected folders

  • Your email notifications will be sent to the email address you have marked as 'preferred' in your VIN membership record.
    • Find out how to change your preferred email address and other settings in your MyVIN Profile.
  • Text notifications will be sent to your verified mobile phone number.

Once you have subscribed to a discussion or folder, an Unsubscribe button will appear.

  • Click Unsubscribe from the message boards or in any of the email notifications to stop receiving alerts.