I'm not aware of a way to do this. Has anyone else found one? We expect to be upgrading to Jive 8 next year. I know that it includes some new Inbox features, but I'm not sure whether this is one of them.
RSS feed to your email is the only thing I can think of.
We did this when this forum opened. Create a custom stream. Include emails for that stream ONLY (in your preferences). Follow spaces or people in that stream. Don't follow in the standard stream or Inbox (you may need to change what you are following now). Works like a charm to limit what you get emailed!
You may still get a full "thread", if for example you follow a person and they post in a thread. You may get all the posts from that thread (although I haven't checked that lately).
I think you do get all the posts from that thread -- but if you discover otherwise, please let me know.
We were using the RSS feed for a Slack integration and it only came through with the topics, no comments afterward.
You should not require to follow that someone's post!
Bookmark that post & check!! (Reference: Image 1)
When you want to see that post follow this steps:
> Clicking your name on top menu bar
> Select 'View profile'
> Click 'More' in middle menu bar, there is 'bookmark'. Select that greyed icon of bookmark. Thats it!! (Reference: Image 2)
Surely you will not get mail again from that thread again.
In Follow in tab, uncheck 'Inbox' option, and check 'Connection Stream'. So you can see that post in your stream, not in Inbox (Reference: Image 3)