Hi Rosie, Nice to see you over here.
Make sure that you have emails enabled in your Control panel. Click on Control Panel, at the top right of the form screen, under the actual top display bar, you will see
Your Public Profile
Your Control Panel
On the menu on the left in control panel
Username and Password
Click on email settings and make sure that they are all selected.
Also under the type panel, where you enter your message, make sure that “Notify me via email when someone posts in this thread” is also checked.
Hope that helps
BTW if you want to change your forum user name, as the one showing is assigned by default by the Plonky forum software, Send a PM to either Richard Haseltine or adamr001 and they can change it for you. I imagine you wiuld want it changed to your normal screen name. They will need to now your email addy as well to do this, the one you use to sign on with, which is why we say do this by Private Message.