So you’ve decided to take the plunge, join the cool kids and start using MentionNotifier. Maybe you want to reply to the email and have it post directly to twitter so you don’t have to open your twitter client every time you get mentioned (ignore what is not important, right?). Maybe you like seeing the entire conversation thread in the email. Maybe the ability to favorite or retweet directly from the email is just the right amount of awesomeness for you. Whatever your reason, life is good and MentionNotifier is making your life that much easier. Except for those emails still coming from twitter. Argh! They are so drab and useless. We must stop them.
- Log on to twitter.com.
- Click the blank face, select settings.
- Click Notifications
- Uncheck “I’m sent a reply or @ mentioned” and click “Save Changes”
Now you will not get duplicate emails when you are mentioned. And if you ever get tired of MentionNotifier, here is how to turn those emails off.
In my spare time, I have a service called MentionNotifier. It alerts people via email or text message when their username (or other keyword) has been found in a tweet. Back in the day, this was a big deal. All the other services that would monitor twitter activity would charge a monthly fee.
Now there is duplicate email functionality provided by twitter and most mobile clients worth their salt (you are using tweetbot, right?) will also provide notifications for twitter mentions.
One of the most common questions I get is how to unsubscribe from the service. I get it so often, I actually created a keyboard shortcut on my iPhone that describes the process. I obviously didn’t design the unsubscribing process to be easy or intuitive. It wasn’t on purpose – I just can’t really think of a better way. If you have a better way, let me know.
In the interest of saving my future keystrokes, here is how to unsubscribe from MentionNotifier:
- Go to the site.
- Click “Sign in with Twitter”.
- Click “Authorize App”.
- Find the subscription you wish to delete and click “Delete Search”.
- That is it. In about a minute, the system will see the removal and stop sending you email notifications.
We recently added OAuth to MentionNotifier so that users can quickly view and edit their subscriptions without needed an additional login. This is enabled by default for new users, but existing users will need to do the following steps to associate their subscriptions with OAuth:
1) Go to http://software.engraph.com/ManageMentionNotifier
2) Click “Sign in with Twitter”
3) Verify that your twittername and email are correct
4) Click “Associate with OAuth”
This will also allow you to reply to notification emails and MentionNotifier will tweet on your behalf. This is made possible by @sidePop written by @ferventcoder
Note that the reply by email is new and buggy, so make sure that what was tweeted is correct and as expected.
If you run into any issues, sent me a reply to @timhibbard.
You can also join the MentionNotifier fan page on facebook, or follow @MentionNotifier on twitter.