1. Login to your NetCommunity site and click on Administration > Sites & settings.
2. Select your site in the left-hand tree.
3. Scroll down to the "Email Opt-in" section.
4. Check or uncheck the "Opt in new users to receive email messages" option.

This setting determines whether new users opt in by default to receive email messages from your organization. To opt in users, select the checkbox. To require users to opt in, clear the checkbox and create a User Email Preferences Form part to allow them to subscribe to email messages.

Note: The email opt-in setting does not apply to notifications or acknowledgements, which all users receive.

Opt In Example:
If you uncheck the "Opt in new users to receive email messages" option in NetCommunity and then process a new sign-up transaction in the plugin, the "Requests No Email" checkbox (when viewing the constituent's record in the Raiser's Edge) will be checked.

Opt Out Example:
If you check the "Opt in new users to receive email messages" option in NetCommunity and then process a new sign-up transaction in the plugin, the "Requests No Email" checkbox (when viewing the constituent's record in the Raiser's Edge) will NOT be checked. This effectively means that users will be opted out by default and will have to update their email preferences to start receiving email from your organization.