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I have subscribed questions of certain tags. It sends me email whenever a question is asked under the tag. But recently I'm getting lot of 'Page Not Found'. When I click link on the email, it shows 'Page Not Found'. I know the question might have been closed after sending subscription email. How can we prevent this and ensure quality of subscription emails?

Suggestion:

Include questions in subscription email only if it meets certain standards like zero close votes, non negative vote etc.

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You just gave excellent counter-example to what you suggest.

The question you mention has been deleted, by its owner, 9 hours ago:

  • It was deleted after the email was sent
  • It did not have a single close vote
  • It did not have a single down vote

If you expect Stack Exchange to magically change the email in your inbox when a question is deleted, I fear that's not (yet?) technically possible.

  • Sorry. I could see only that 404 page. – Harikrishnan May 23 '15 at 5:49
  • @Harikrishnan it clearly says "This question was voluntarily removed by its author" in the 404 error page. – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard May 23 '15 at 5:52
  • Ya. That's right. I didn't pay enough attention on that. – Harikrishnan May 23 '15 at 5:53
  • Maybe not technical possible but if you do some wizardry... – rene May 23 '15 at 7:41
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    It's Stack Exchange's second most important secret internal project. The #1 is the invention of the mind reading device that so many posters think we already have. – Robert Longson May 23 '15 at 7:54
  • @ShadowWizard Is it possible to embed an iframe like device in an email? – Tim May 23 '15 at 9:39
  • @Tim interesting idea, however link1 and link2 bring us to the conclusion it won't do any good. :/ – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard May 23 '15 at 10:32
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    @ShadowWizard looks like we want this: google.com/patents/US7568010 – Tim May 23 '15 at 11:26

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