The Notify module is a lightweight notification module that allows the site administrator and users subscribe to periodic emails which include all new and/or revised published content and/or published comments. It is best suited for fairly static sites that only gets new or changed content at infrequent intervals. With Notify, there is no need to log on to the site to check if there is any new content.
The administrator sets the frequency of the emails in the notify administration interface. The administrator can also set how many email failures should occur before notify stops sending notifications.
To let new users opt in for notifications during registration, you must grant the anonymous user the right to access notify.
Cron must be enabled for notifications to be sent out. See configuring cron jobs for details.
- D5: administer >> settings >> notify.
- D6: administer >> Site configuration >> Notification settings
- D7: administer >> Configuration >> People >> Notification settings
To file issues, read about known bugs, and download the latest version, visit the Notify project page.
Nodes which include PHP code might in some circumstances break your web site. This is not a bug: if you are adding some PHP code into your content, you are supposed to know what you are doing. Please see the following issue for further details: http://drupal.org/node/146521.
This module provides similar functionality to other contributed modules. There is a comparison of notification modules on groups.drupal.org. This may be helpful in deciding which one is right for you.
You are encouraged to also try the Subscriptions module module. This is an extensible framework and is likely to see more rapid development. Another alternative is to use Triggers and Actions, which are part of Drupal 6 and 7 core. See this page for more.
Here are some things to try before filing a support request in the issue queue:
- Notify does not send out any notification emails.
- Check that Drupal can send email otherwise (e.g. request a password reset email).