I noticed you can be notified of questions that you own, but you can't really be notified when other interesting questions are asked. I know you can star a question, but that's sort of manual work (which us programmers tend to find a way to automate :)

  • You know you can also subscribe to each question's feed right?
    – random
    Commented Jan 29, 2010 at 5:42

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In order to reduce the load on the server, and avoid a situation where thousands of mail are sent an hour, subscribing to a question is purposefully limited to the person who asked the question. The RSS feed is more suitable for this purpose.


Each question has its own RSS feed for you to track answers to. It's in the form:


Which will update in your feed reader of choice any new answers posted.

  • Using a service like FeedMyInbox ( feedmyinbox.com ) will send an email as and when the feed gets updated, if email notifications are so desperately needed. Commented Jan 29, 2010 at 16:10

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