Some time ago, I noticed that Stack Exchange isn't sending email notifications immediately when someone replies to my questions. I'd like to be notified via e-mail when someone answers my questions as soon as possible.

I'm aware that I can adjust my e-mail settings to notify me within 3 hours, but I'd like for the notification to be even quicker than that.

  • Right now, you can set it for as low as 3 hours. Double-check your settings here.
    – 41686d6564
    Commented Apr 15, 2022 at 1:23
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    @41686d6564 I feel that the 3 hours are too long. I hope it can as soon as possible.
    – Y. zeng
    Commented Apr 15, 2022 at 1:25
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    FYI, this has been requested (and declined) over 12 years ago. I'm intentionally not voting to close as duplicate though because a lot has changed in the past 12 years and this feature request might have merit now.
    – 41686d6564
    Commented Apr 15, 2022 at 1:30
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    SE used to have a perfectly functioning tool for instant notifications, pity they killed off the apps :D Commented Apr 15, 2022 at 1:48
  • @JourneymanGeek Yes, I loved that app very much.
    – Y. zeng
    Commented Apr 15, 2022 at 1:49
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    As an alternative you can use a page tracker like this one and track your question to see if anyone answers. Commented Apr 15, 2022 at 2:36
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    @SurpriseDog Thanks. I never thought about this good things,
    – Y. zeng
    Commented Apr 15, 2022 at 2:38


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