If you subscribe to a forum in Moodle you will not only see the post in the Moodle forum but you will also receive an email in your Boise State email account to notify you that a new post was made.
You can select how you want to be notified of discussion forum posts in your Forum Preferences.
To change your forum subscription settings:
Click the drop-down arrow to the right of your name in the upper-right and select Preferences.
From here, click on Forum Preferences.
You will now see the option to subscribe or unsubscribe to the forum discussion. If you choose Yes, you will receive emails when a posting is made.
Remember to click on Save changes at the bottom of the page to save your changes.
Note: I have changed the EDTECH Moodle News Forum from forced subscription to auto-subscription. To unsubscribe from this forum, simply click the "Unsubscribe from forum" link at the top right of the forum on our EDTECH Moodle home page.