Myth no 3: A forum won't go straight to my inbox

Yes, it will.

To subscribe to individual topics
Under your 'profile' information, check the button, "Always notify me of replies: Sends an e-mail when someone replies to a topic you have posted in. This can be changed whenever you post."

To subscribe to a whole forum
Rather than subscribing to individual topics, you can also subscribe to entire forums. For instance, rather than manually subscribing to all the topics in the "AALL issues" forum, you can now click on the "Watch this forum for posts" link at the bottom on the forum page and get email notification for all posts in all topics made in that forum.

The email that you get sent does not only provide a link back to the forum,
but it also includes the username of the poster as well as their full post. This means that you don't have to open your web browser as the entire post is there in your email.