I would like to see an indication on the Home Page (I use the standard) if someone leaves fan mail (or joins as a follower), a notification similar to comments left would be nice.
You typically do not see this, or at least I don’t, until you open the fan mail box in “my account” or happen to see it listed in hubtivity on your profile page, neither of which I do as often as maybe I should.
It would also be nice once you have received fan mail to have a button to respond to that person in addition to accept or deny.
I think most of use the email notification, so the issues is moot for us.
I could see how "reply" could be useful. Rather than heading over to the Hubbers profile.
I dont respond directly to fan mail myself, but I do tend to go read a few hubs they wrote and when I find one relevant I tweet it out, or share it on facebook as an effort to thank the person who took the time to write fan mail. I think this is a more valuable "reply"
I get too much email as it is, therefore I have not elected that option. However even with that usage once you see check your email server don’t you still have to go log into Hub Pages and go thru multiple steps (pages to pass thru) just to acknowledge (accept or deny) a new follower or accept the fan mail?
It seems to me the email function is potentially redundant for some. Although I do see the application of email being useful to those that do not log in to Hub Pages each day/week.
I have prob got at most one fan per day, and prob only get "fan mail" a couple of times a week, so its not a big concern with email.
I use very strict categories and labels within gmail, there is no such thing as "to much mail" when it gets filed appropriately. With all my various affiliate updates, i get near 400 new mails a day - they just get filed and I look stuff over when necessary
I like the idea. To date, I have a few thouand email notifications that I have yet to go through. I'd like to turn it off but when I went to look, I couldn't find the feature that allows you to do that. I'll have to poke around some more. All the notifications I have definitely need editing, at the very least. Every now and then I think to myself, it's a good time to start weeding it out, but that's as far as it gets lol, just a thought. Because, once I start, it tires me out quickly and so there it sits, with new notifications arriving daily.
I have linked my account here to a secondary email account. I need to keep my primary email clear to see communications from clients, banks, etc. I rarely check the secondary account. I would appreciate having a direct response to new fans from within Hubpages. At the moment, I am fanning everyone back in order to reply.
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