Understanding Your Inbox & Activity

Document created by eforan on Dec 14, 2014Last modified by eforan on Dec 15, 2014
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Overview is the same as the Home page on Limelight Connect.


Your View lets you set up a page just for yourself so you can get to your most-used items quickly. You can change what you see from Your View whenever you want.


Inbox shows the activity that's most you-centric—the information that's sent directly to you and has your name on it. This automatically includes @mentions, replies to discussions you're participating in, content people share with you, your latest acclaim, new follower notifications, and direct messages. Note: Depending on your email preferences, everything that flows into your Inbox can result in an email notification. If you want to get less email, click your avatar in the upper right and then Preferences. Set your email preferences for Inbox to Off. Then be sure to Save the change.


Use the following tips and tricks to get the most out of your Inbox:

  • You can follow content items in your Inbox even if you haven't yet or don't want to participate directly. From any of your streams, just click the content item, and then select Follow > Inbox > Done. All updates and replies to that item will now flow into your Inbox.
  • Use the Filter drop-down menu in Inbox to sort the view to @mentions, messages, notifications, or shares. You can even use Filter by Participant to see only items including a certain person.
  • Manage your unread communications and follow-ups using the blue dot toggle next to messages you haven't read yet and clicking Unread Only to see only the messages marked with the blue dot.


Activity shows you real-time updates of activity as people interact with content, people, and places in the community. You can create your own custom streams that show only the people, places, and content items you select.


Here are some examples of activities that trigger new stream items:

  • Content: someone modifies the content item (for example edits, comments on, or replies to it).
  • People: someone posts a status update, creates a content item, or comments on a content item.
  • Places: someone updates content in the place (for example publishes a new document, edits a blog post, shares content with a place, or comments on a document that lives in the place).
  • Tags: someone creates or modifies an item with a tag you're following in the stream, or adds the tag to a content item.