You may wish to receive email notification when something new is posted in the forums. This would save you from having to visit the site on a regular basis to see if anyone has posted a new topic, or replied to an existing one. In order to do this, you will need to subscribe to the Announcements and Discussion forums. This feature is not enabled by default.
The steps on how to subscribe (and to unsubscribe) are available here:
pdf Setting up email notifications (441 KB).