I want to receive an email whenever someone answers or comments on one of my questions. How can I do that? I can't find anything like that in my user account.

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Recently the email settings button was removed from the supercolider tm. Email settings are now located in the user preferences:

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And of course you get bugged each time you ask a question and you're not subscribed (as already described by @Lucifer):

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  • Hi m0sa, I set up all mail notifications in my profile, but I continue to not receive anything in my email..... Apr 8, 2014 at 9:57
  • @Luca you only receive email notifications when you don't view them on a se site for that period. If you want push notifications for everything I stongly recommend using one of our mobile apps
    – m0sa
    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:04
  • I'm sorry but it does not seem that is what you're saying. In last days effectively, I'm on SO everydays, but in past weeks and months it will happen that I was away for days. In addiction, I set "boundary notification time" on three hours, so I expect that someone answer a my question during night, next morning I should have an email in my inbox, because of my last visit on SO was more than 3 hours before.... Apr 8, 2014 at 10:08
  • @Luca I checked your history, you only enabled the "Email me my unread inbox items" option 2 hours ago. It was disabled before (since Jul 12th 2013), so no wonder you haven't received any inbox notifications in the past.
    – m0sa
    Apr 8, 2014 at 11:43
  • Nope... is not correct. That option was already enabled for months (at least... it was "visually" checked); 2 hours ago I enabled only "Email chat event reminders... etc etc" Apr 8, 2014 at 12:40
  • Here the confirmation of my feelings. Yesterday night I asked a question on SO and answered another one. This morning, after 10 hours, I can see 2 replies notified inside SO website, but in my email did not arrive anything, even if I set "3 hours" threshold and obviously... I did not check SO during past 10 hours.... :-( Apr 11, 2014 at 6:54
  • @LucaDetomi you should be receiving inbox notification emails, the systems sends them out for sure. Have you checked all folders in your email inbox (including spam?)
    – m0sa
    Apr 11, 2014 at 8:34
  • Unfortunately..... nothing in spam too..... Apr 11, 2014 at 9:00

For each the question you asked, there is a email link after the last answer.

Would you like to have responses to your questions sent to you via email?

Click on the "sent to you via email" and you will get notification via email.

  • But in the profile of this forum, dont exist some kind of notification? Apr 16, 2013 at 11:00

Click the stackexchange dropdown at the top left of the page, and pick "email settings".


Install this awesome Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/desktop-notifications-for/ijglncoabcgieiokjmgdogpefdblmnle

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