Subscription-based notifications Subscription-based notifications enable users to proactively subscribe to items that interest them and unsubscribe from messages that are not mandatory. Users can also specify additional notification devices, such as mobile phones, that each of their notifications can be configured to use. Before users can manage the notifications that are sent to them, administrators must create email notifications to which users can subscribe. Administrators can also make subscription-based notifications mandatory so users cannot unsubscribe to them. Then users can subscribe or unsubscribe to the notifications, and add schedules and filters to the subscription to limit the notifications that can be received. In previous releases, users had to wait until they received a notification before the subscription-based notification appeared in their notification settings. Starting with the Helsinki release, notifications that administrators marks as subscribable are automatically available in user notification settings. Administrators should create subscription-based notification when they do not want to specify users for a notification and want to let users proactively subscribe to the notification. Subscriptions 2.0 plugin The Subscription Based Notifications 2.0 plugin must be active to use the new functionality available with the Helsinki release. This plugin is active by default on all new and upgraded Helsinki instances. The plugin installs the Notification Subscription [sys_notif_subscription] table, which holds user subscriptions to all notifications. Note: The mobile interface does not support the new user notifications page. Set up a notification deviceYou can add devices for a user to receive notifications. A device is a mobile device, email account, or voice message system that the user has access to.Add personal subscriptionsAfter setting up your devices, you can subscribe to notifications that are configured as subscribable. Select notificationsAdministrators can configure notification preferences for each user and users can also select which notifications they want to receive for various devices.Modify notifications for a specific user deviceAfter you set up the devices through which users can receive notifications, you can assign the notifications to each device and add advanced conditions to limit what notifications you can receive.Create a service providerAdministrators can configure service providers for devices that use SMS.Make a notification mandatoryTo prevent users from turning off or deleting a subscription to a notification, make the notification mandatory.Force a notification to be sentTo force a notification to be sent to the specified users, enable forced delivery.Create a notification filterNotification filters enable a user to control the delivery of messages by creating special conditions on multiple tables in a single, reusable filter.Email unsubscribeAdministrators can add unsubscribe links to notifications so that users can stop receiving particular email messages.