On the general tab, you can specify the following properties of the message board:
•Display name - display name of the message board
•Code name - code name of the message board
•Description - text describing the message board
•Enable - if unchecked, the message board will be hidden; if checked, the message board works normally
•Open - if checked, adding messages is enabled; if unchecked, messages are displayed but cannot be added
•Open from / to - using these fields, you can define the time interval during that new messages can be added to the board
•Enable subscriptions - if checked, users can subscribe to receiving notifications about new messages on the board
•Base URL - URL used as the URL base of links to message boards in notification e-mails; if empty, value from Site Manager -> Settings -> Community -> Message boards -> Board base URL will be used; if that property is empty too, message boards cannot be placed on pages with wildcard URLs
•Unsubscription URL - URL of the page containing the Message board unsubscription web part; the web part handles notification unsubscription requests; if not set, value in Site Manager -> Settings -> Community -> Message boards -> Board unsubscription URL will be used
•Require e-mail addresses - if checked, users are required to enter their e-mail address when posting board messages
You can also change double opt-in settings:
•Enable double opt-in - specifies whether users will need to confirm the validity of their e-mail address before subscribing.
•Approval page path - defines the path of the page that has the Message board subscription confirmation web part on it, which is used to confirm subscriptions.
•Send double opt-in confirmation - determines whether to send an e-mail when a user successfully approves their subscription.
Detailed information about the Message boards module can be found in Developer's Guide -> Modules -> Message boards.