The actual notification is sent out only if you turn on the option while posting a message.
This is done manually on the "Edit Entry" page which displays after creating a new entry. Near the bottom of this page there is a "Send a Notification" section where you can send a custom message along with the post or its excerpt to the people on the notification list.
(The conventional wisdom is that the notifications process is manual rather than automatic in order to prevent recipients from receiving multiple notices while an author is actively editing a particular posting.)Posted by messn006 at March 12, 2005 1:59 PM