I'm interested in receiving notifications for all new questions, all answers and all comments for a given tag. So, if a new question is added with a given tag, receive notification (I think that works already), but I also want to receive notifications whenever an answer or a comment is made on a question with a given tag. How do you achieve this?

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    You know that it means thousands of daily notifications for tags like c#? Mar 20, 2013 at 9:12
  • While this is a good idea for smaller/newer tags; it is pretty annoying with php or c#.
    – hjpotter92
    Mar 20, 2013 at 9:13
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    Clearly, it should be something that can opt to. As you can imagine, in my case this is small/new tag. Mar 20, 2013 at 9:32
  • The relatively recent ability to follow a post may be a useful alternative, especially if the tag is small. Feb 21, 2022 at 4:56

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You can watch a tag. Watching a tag will highlight questions with that tag in question lists, though you won't be automatically notified of any new activity in the tag. Here's what you will see when you hover your cursor over a tag:

A screenshot of the tag summary popover that appears on any Stack Exchange site when you hover the cursor over a tag. On the bottom left of the box, there is a blue button that says "Watch tag."

If you want to get a little fancy, you can grab the RSS link from that popup (the little orange symbol in the top right corner of the tag summary box), and put it into an IFTTT recipe that can send you a text or change the colors of your light-bulbs or something for every new question.

I don't know if there is any feature that will send you a notification for every new answer or comment though; that's a little too much information, anyway, IMHO.

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    Well answer isn't wrong now, but also does not give real answer, SE simply removed the option to get email notifications for single tag. (There is "Filtered Questions" on se.com but it's way more complex than what we used to have) Jun 21, 2022 at 19:23

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