Is there a feature on Stack Exchange that will allow me to receive an email notification when someone comments on my question or answer, or answers my question?


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The email notifications option has been moved, from the multicollider to your profile. In order to reach it:

  1. Go to your profile by clicking on your username at the top of the page.
  2. Choose Preferences. You'll find it near your About me.

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Check the blog post "Improved Global email notifications" by Jeff for more info.

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    It's some kind of hidden place. I spent some time to figure out where are the email settings.
    – Kostanos
    May 28, 2013 at 4:21
  • I can't see the email settings link. Has it been moved?
    – Chris Snow
    Oct 11, 2013 at 8:51
  • @Chris Uh, yes. I'll update the answer, thanks. :)
    – Alenanno
    Oct 11, 2013 at 10:08
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    I think it's been moved again.
    – jiggunjer
    Dec 6, 2015 at 9:27
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    It's been moved: (1) Click on your profile, (2) Click on the Edit Profile & Settings tag, (3) Click on Preferences in the left hand panel, (4) Under "Tags", click on advanced tag subscriptions.
    – Garrett
    Jun 27, 2017 at 19:26
  • @Alenanno: Are these instructions still relevant? I can't seem to find the option. My posting was on stackoverflow; are the settings done there or should they be set from stackexchange?
    – chribonn
    Oct 9, 2020 at 12:11

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