I read an online forum that runs on vBulletin. I want to be alerted by email whenever a specific user makes a post onto the forum.

Is there any software or web application that can monitor the forum and send me an email whenever the user makes a post?

  • Does the forum have an RSS feed? If yes, then you could probably set up an app with a filter and notifications. I'm not sure if there are any that support email though. – Tymric Oct 21 '14 at 10:19
  • @Timmy I found an old post from the admin of the forum saying that he eliminated his RSS, XML, and JScript feeds. – pacoverflow Oct 21 '14 at 13:49
  • I doubt that leaves a chance to solve your question. Unless the forum itself provides subscription/notification options, I see no other way – Tymric Oct 21 '14 at 13:55

I've send a mail to the support team of vBulletin asking about the subscription procedure and here is what I got as an answer:


To subscribe to a user on the vBulletin.com forums first find a post by the user. Click on their username below their avatar.

On the next page you will see a "Subscribe" button, press it to subscribe.

A screenshot of the button location is here:

Please let me know if you require any further assistance with this issue.

- Joe D.
vBulletin Support Staff

I hope this help your issue!

  • Do you have a backup of the screenshot? It is not accessible anymore. – Nicolas Raoul Dec 5 '14 at 9:54
  • @NicolasRaoul I'm afraid the link was provided from the support team of vBulletin and I didn't create any backup screenshot of it :-(. However, regarding this thread you can have a look here – Ramzy Shah Dec 5 '14 at 11:48

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