I am not getting email notifications when there are any posts to my questions on any Stack Exchange site. I have stackexchange.com, stackoverflow.com and superuser.com added as trusted senders and I bookmark or mark as a favorite the posts I'm interested in. I do get notifications on my iPad's Stack Exchange app. I'd prefer email notifications and don't use an RSS feed.

Some posts have indicated to use the * on a post to mark it as followed but Stack Exchange sites do not show the * any longer (it didn't work anyway).

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    You'll get notifications in the inbox at the toolbar in the upper left. Just stay logged in, and you'll see that if you open the homepage next time. The * was replaced by a bookmark symbol, the mechanism is still the same. Following can be done using the follow link under the question. IIRC notifications about post changes won't be sent by eMail at all (I'd not be happy about that BTW). – πάντα ῥεῖ Oct 19 at 19:18
  • I get the inbox notifications and use the bookmark but I don't get email notifications which is what I'm looking for. – glez Oct 19 at 19:45
  • @glez the only type of posts you can get to your question are answers. Comments are not posts – Luuklag Oct 19 at 19:52
  • @Luuklag that's something I was not aware of. I get notifications in the iPad app for all comments. I'm looking for an email on any and all responses to a question so I know to read it. I'm not always logged on to the site or using the pad. – glez Oct 19 at 19:57
  • My ISP whitelisted stackexchange.com for emails. Maybe that was getting in the way. Unfortunately, I wont know until I have another question and post it. Thanks for all the help. – glez Oct 20 at 15:05
  • @Luukag, check out my answer here. I have resolved the problem. Additionally it looks like comments do trigger a notification. – glez Oct 23 at 14:24

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  • Yes, I checked that. Its set to 3 hours. – glez Oct 19 at 19:41
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    okay, curious. I doubt you'll get a notification email from this post now. Seeing you already read your inbox item about it. – Luuklag Oct 19 at 19:43

I had my email provider white list stackexchange.com and yesterday received an email from a comment made on another question. White listing has fixed this challenge.

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    That is one agressive spam filter – Luuklag Oct 23 at 17:11

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