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There are some posts that seem interesting, and I want to get an email notification when answers are posted, even though I'm not the one who asked the question. How can I do that?

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Each tag question has an Atom feed. You could use Feedburner to consume the feed and subscribe to the Feedburner feed via e-mail.

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For tags, the global tag sets support emailing out of the box, without the need to use the feeds. But: each question has such feed too, so this still works. –  Arjan Dec 21 '10 at 21:28
@Arjan: Nuts! I forgot about tag sets. You should make that an answer and I'll delete this one. –  Al E. Dec 21 '10 at 21:29
No, @Al, the question is about questions, not tags. So your answer is correct, when you replace tag with question! –  Arjan Dec 21 '10 at 21:30
Ah. The original question said "topics" which I took to mean "tags". It's since been edited, and thus my original answer makes no sense. –  Al E. Dec 21 '10 at 21:33

You could use RSS Feed for this. You can take http://stackoverflow.com/feeds for last 30 questions

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@ykartal : Yeaa, but I don't like RSS Feeds. Don't we have email notifications? –  abimaran Dec 8 '10 at 11:57
On user profile page at the "Prefs" TAB only "I'd like email notifications of activity on questions I've asked" "I don't want notifications of activity on questions I've favorited" options available –  ykartal Dec 8 '10 at 12:02
@ykartal : Thanks, and I want to get notification from my desired topics which I don't created. How can we do this? –  abimaran Dec 8 '10 at 14:22
Hımmm, I understand if second option not checked and you have favorited questions, you would take notifications from site. For Favorited the question you can see a star under the question's score. –  ykartal Dec 8 '10 at 14:41
In addition, I think stackoverflow.com sends daily e-mail notifictaions to users not mail them at the same time(instantly on post sent) –  ykartal Dec 8 '10 at 15:05

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