I have my preferences set to 3 hours, but I do not receive email alerts when I receive an inbox message. Is there a setting that I need to set?

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    You didn't read your inbox-message? You only get an e-mail if you don't touch that red thinghy for 3 hours. – rene Nov 16 '15 at 21:39
  • I didn't. I received these emails in my inbox, but I don't receive the ones in StackOverflow. – Robin Nov 17 '15 at 13:40

As noted by rene, only unread notifications are emailed:

(which seems to be pretty intuitive by the way)


  1. If you have an iPhone or an Android phone, you can download the SE app which would alert you notifications.

  2. There's a user responses feed. {site}/feeds/user/{id}/responses. You can try setting it up to work with email (have't you known that your inbox notifications ain't private actually ;D).

    Example: https://meta.stackexchange.com/feeds/user/309567/responses

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  • I have that parameter checked. Thank you for the other options. I did receive these notifications. It seems to be the ones in StackOverflow that don't come through. – Robin Nov 17 '15 at 13:40
  • Does that responses feed also include mod messages? – rene Nov 17 '15 at 13:53

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