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Notify more frequently than once a day?

I have selected "Email me my unread inbox messages every 3 hours" in the "email settings" section of the StackExchange™ MultiCollider SuperDropdown™ (aka global inbox).

For some questions I've never gotten any notification and for others I've gotten one only after a couple of days. Is there anything I'm missing?

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marked as duplicate by ChrisF, kiamlaluno, random Jul 15 '12 at 4:28

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@Scrooge: I don't want to be 'notified more frequently than once a day' -- as I said for some questions I don't get a notification at all and that's the problem. –  Mori Jan 9 '12 at 12:58
    
Jeff's answer applies in this case too. E-mail is designed to be "slow" to encourage users to visit the sites. –  ChrisF Jan 9 '12 at 12:59
    
If that's the case, then why does the site allows me to select "Email me my unread inbox messages every 3 hours" in the "email settings" section? –  Mori Jan 9 '12 at 13:23
    
Pics or it didnt happen –  Gabe Jan 9 '12 at 15:00
    
What @Gabe says - where is that setting? I can't see it. –  Pëkka Jan 9 '12 at 15:32
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You probably opened the Inbox from within Stack Exchange site (no matter which) thus all the items got "read" status and would not be sent to your email. As it says: "Email me my unread inbox messages every 3 hours" –  Shadow Wizard Jan 9 '12 at 15:32
    
@Gabe I've added it now for convenience. –  Shadow Wizard Jan 9 '12 at 15:41
    
@Pekka - see above. :) –  Shadow Wizard Jan 9 '12 at 15:41
    
@Shadow oh! Never seen that. Thanks. –  Pëkka Jan 9 '12 at 15:48
    
@Pekka - me too, this question made me look and I've found it. :) –  Shadow Wizard Jan 9 '12 at 15:51
    
@ShadowWizard: "You probably opened the Inbox from within Stack Exchange site (no matter which) thus all the items got "read" status" Yes! That should be the reasobn. I really appreciate it! :) –  Mori Jan 9 '12 at 20:15
    
Cheers @Rain, posted this as answer so the question can be marked as resolved. –  Shadow Wizard Jan 9 '12 at 21:42

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You probably opened the Inbox from within Stack Exchange site (no matter which) thus all the items got "read" status and would not be sent to your email.

As it says:

Email me my unread inbox messages every 3 hours

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I agree this is probably the reason, and that is 100% status-by-design –  Jeff Atwood Jan 9 '12 at 23:43

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