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In an administration panel, I have a "Subscribe" button, which will send a mail each time a new user registers to the application. What would be a correct way to name the button label?

  1. Subscribe to new registrations
  2. Subscribe to registrations
  3. Subscribe for new registrations
  4. Registrations subscriptions
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I think notify would be much better than subscribe here. "Notify about new registrations". Subscription usually implies more content - newsletter, summary, discussions, etc. not just short notices "X has registered". –  SF. Nov 7 '12 at 12:02
    
thx SF. actually for each new user, we receive a small email, yes I agree it's more a mail "alert" or notification –  crl Nov 7 '12 at 12:15

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Subscribe sounds fine to us technical people because it has the same meaning as in the well known publisher/subscriber design pattern, but I think a non-technical person would have a hard time knowing what are the implications of this subscription. I would choose Notify me when new users register.

This is, by the way, the style of Microsoft Outlook:

Notify me when new messages arrive

or WordPress:

Notify me when new comments are added

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Could I use "Notify me for new messages"? (one word shorter) –  crl Nov 7 '12 at 12:28
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@cyril Better Notify me of new users. Though I think what I proposed is clearer. –  Gorpik Nov 7 '12 at 12:36

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