if you would like to subscribe to the forums and receive an email when a post is made (all of this is covered in our faq), go to the main page of the forums.
then click on one of the forums that you are interested in as shown in the following picture (you have to subscribe to each forum separately):
once inside one of the forums, look at the upper right hand corner and notice the 'forum tools' link. click on it and a drop down menu will appear similar to the following:
clicking on the 'subscribe to this forum' link will do exactly what it says.
you can also subscribe to an individual thread instead of an entire forum.
here is how you do that:
click on a thread that you are interested in, then look in the upper right hand corner of your browser window. you will see a drop down menu when you hover your mouse over the words "thread tools".
it should look something like what is presented in the following picture:
click on the 'thread tools' link and a drop down menu will appear.
within that drop down menu click on the "subscribe to this thread" link and the system will mail you a copy of each post within that thread.