Questions tagged [email-notification]

is for questions about being notified of Stack Exchange events by email.

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How should we notify people that they're eligible for “Microsoft Community Contributor” awards?

Microsoft has a program called the Microsoft Community Contributor Award. The way it works is that they search on online forums (TechNet, MSDN, and Answers.com) for people answering a lot of questions ...
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Stack Exchange doesn't know when I last checked my global inbox?

I am subscribed to get my unread inbox items every 3 hours. It's working well, but today I noticed something quite weird: For sake of future search, adding the text: The following item was ...
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Please use absolute timestamp in email notifications

I don't read my emails 24/7, and today read an email that was sent 2 days ago: The time stamps were correct in the time when the email was sent, but now they are pretty much useless. Can you ...
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Does Stack Exchange have email notification option?

Is there a feature in Stack Exchange that will allow me to receive an email notification when someone comments on my question or answer, or answers my question?
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Links in E-Mails look like phishing

Stackexchange started to use URLs in E-Mails, that look like phishing and have nothing to do with the real stackexchange domains. Example: <a href="http://sg-links.stackoverflow.email/wf/...
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Please stop sending me emails when my bounty is going to expire soon

I never read them, and they only serve to aggravate me. I know I have a bounty out there, and I want to let it run the full 7 days. This is especially true on sites with a lot of bounties, such as ...
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External notifications for moderator flags via email and/or SMS

I'm a moderator on an SE 2.0 site. We've got 3 moderators and a fairly low volume of flags. Since January, we've averaged about 5 flags per day. At any given moment, there are probably zero flags ...
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misspelled “chcecked” in the notification mail

I just received an email from Stack Exchange <do-not-reply@stackexchange.com>, which has a misspelled word "chcecked". It should be "checked". The following items were added to your Stack ...
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Exposing the existence of inbox emails to drive-by users

We're soon going to start split testing a new feature: adding a checkbox by the answer field that allows users to opt-in to receive unread inbox items via email. To be clear: This will roll out ...
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Please format and add URLs to plain-text notification e-mails

In a previous question, someone requested that notification e-mails should use plain text. Using plain text for e-mails (or including a plain-text part in addition to an HTML part) is important for ...
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Show unconfirmed email addresses in the preferences tab

The email for getting notifications can be changed by clicking the "preferences" tab in your profile. After entering a new email address, the "Save email settings" button becomes clickable: Clicking ...
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Where did the notify by email option go?

Today I noticed the checkbox for email notification is gone for new questions. Why did it disappear?
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Why are my email notifications coming in as plain text?

Suddenly, starting yesterday, my email notifications from SE are coming in as plain text. It is nearly impossible to make sense of it. The following items were added to your Stack Exchange global ...
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I stopped receiving tag filter subscription notification emails

I'm not receiving tag filter subscription email notifications anymore. I did not change configuration of my subscriptions (https://stackexchange.com/users/3089209/xmojmr?tab=subscriptions) and I did ...
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E-mail subscription titles and content should use proper pluralisation

Just received the following e-mail, quickly looked at the title and saw "new items in your Stack Exchange inbox" - at a closer look, it turns out there was just one new item in my inbox, so it shouldn'...
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Subscribe to tags I am interested in?

How do I subscribe to the tags that I am interested in? I like to get notified via email or so, when someone asks new questions or if someone responds to my questions.
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Ellipses in email subscriptions are improperly escaped

I'm seeing &hellip; a lot in my subscription emails (see the end): Since when is downvoting low-quality answers “abuse of the downvoting facility”? I posted a question on a fairly specific ...
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Edit link in email updates box is not working in Favorite Tags filter

On http://stackexchange.com/filters, I have my favorite tags filter. I setup email notifications for it and now I'm thinking I overdid it on the frequency. Trying to change the settings, I clicked on ...
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Why have my email notifications stopped?

Until about a week ago I was getting daily email from stackexchange.com (for every day on which I had any activity) notifying me of comments, answers to my questions, and chat pings across the network....
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Tag subscription email not being delivered (2018–2019 edition)

I just noticed that I haven't been receiving any tag subscription/filter email — since September 4, 2018! I've checked my tag subscriptions and they each say: Email Updates Subscribe to receive ...
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Notification e-mails not being sent when inbox has never been checked

The system-generated e-mails about unread notifications in the global inbox are not being sent out to some users. It seems that this is happening for users who have never checked their inboxes on the ...
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How to subscribe to tags?

There used to be subscribe button in the popup window which appears when you hover the mouse over a tag. It then sent you a confirmation e-mail and later it was sending e-mail feeds when new question ...
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Stack Overflow notification sender does not pass sender address verification check

Tons of SMTP servers on the Internet include the "Sender Address Verification" (SAV) check. The notification mails of Stack Exchange sites (SO, Meta, and probably all others too) do not pass that test ...
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E-mail from Stack Exchange with incorrect plural

I received an e-mail from Stack Exchange with the title: 1 new items in your Stack Exchange inbox This is incorrect. The correct writing is: "1 new item". It would be nice to correct this. Then, ...
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Can I request email with plain text only?

I'm grateful that there are both HTML and plain text sections in my daily notification emails, but every byte counts against my monthly email quotas. If I could choose to only receive plain text, I ...
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Global inbox email address can't be changed to a previously verified address

If you attempt to change the the email address associated with your global inbox through the "email settings" dialog in the supercollider, it will only behave properly if your email address is ...
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Incorrect setting in emails server that send emails for other stack's sites

I believe that DNS settings (at least for superuser.com) is incorrect. DNS's TXT record for SPF on superuser.com is (as of Jule 18, 2018): superuser.com. 300 IN TXT "v=spf1 -...
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Broken “New Items in Your Inbox” email

I just got this mail (formatted as it is in my mail client, which is basically displaying the mail like less or a text editor would): The following items were added to your Stack Exchange global ...
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Timezone issue with scheduled chat notifications

I got an email notification at noon today saying a scheduled chat was going to happen in 2 hours. The chat is actually scheduled for 8 pm UTC and it translates into 3 pm my time, not 2 pm. The ...
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“1 new items in your Stack Exchange inbox” [duplicate]

Notification emails from Stack Exchange say: 1 new items in your Stack Exchange inbox If you have only 1 new item, that should be "1 new item", singular.
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Plaintext part of notification mails does not link to comments and is otherwise broken

In Mutt, notification mails look like this for me: Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 18:19:25 +0000 From: Stack Exchange <do-not-reply@stackexchange.com> To: do-not-reply@stackexchange.com Subject: 1 new ...
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New email template: small typo or you love us? :p [duplicate]

I want to say that I was very surprised to see the new email template, you did great work as usual. I just wanted to point out that there is a small <3 at the bottom of the email. I guess that's ...
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Notification on unsuspension?

I was just wondering, when a user has been unsuspended from an SE site, do they get any form of notification about it (e.g.: email)?
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I changed my e-mail, but Stack Overflow e-mail notices still go to old

I have recently changed my email address on Stack Overflow. It changed as expected, but after the change I'm still receiving Stack Overflow e-mail at my old address rather than the new one. Is there ...
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Large subscription mysteriously disappeared?

I have a large Stackexchange subscription (~80 tags of my favorite games on Arqade) that mysteriously disappeared around the beginning of the month. It's no longer listed here, and I am no longer ...
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Why is email subscription information scattered throughout the site?

Currently, inbox notification email settings are located at the very bottom of the supercollider menu. Newsletter subscriptions are handled on stackexchange.com. "Other" email notification settings ...
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How do I change my StackExchange subscription email address?

Recently I tend to use a new email address and want to change my SE subscription email address to that one. But could not found a way. Is there any option for this?
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When post starts with image, subscription email goes bad

I have a tag filter subscription sending me daily email for questions with this tag. Today I opened this daily email and saw this strange thing: This is the question, which I fixed of course. The ...
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Real recipient instead of “do-not-reply” as the recipient of notification mails

When there are new items in my inbox, I receive a an email. That mail includes do-not-reply@stackexchange.com not only as the From header of that mail (“sender”), but as the To header (“recipient”) as ...
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email subscribe to tag sets always uses the same subject line

The email notifier always sends the notification with the same exact subject line. As a result gmail bundles them all together as the same "conversation". So after only a few days being subscribed to ...
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Email notifications for search terms

I would like to get email notifications for questions which match a tag, and include a search keyword. I can see how to do this for tags, but not a way to filter based on keyword matches. Is this ...
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How to undo accidental unsubscribe

I accidentally clicked on the "unsubscribe from all Stack Overflow emails" link that's included at the end of the autogenerated stack overflow mails, but I would very much like to continue getting ...
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Duplicate “new questions” notification emails

There seems to be a bug in the tag notification emails for stack overflow. I have recently been receiving two emails for a tag I was subscribed to. Today, there were 4 new questions, and I ...
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Bounty completed notice (and grace period notification email) happen before bounty ends

The email notice that bounties have ended and are entering the grace period as well as the inbox notification seem to happen before the bounty period is actually over. Several similar requests marked ...
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Email notification with weekly unanswered question on my favorites tags

Recently I found useful to provided answers to unanswered questions, since I regularly search for a certain problem and get many related questions with no answer for a very long time. Since ...
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Email notification to wrong address

Some time ago (more than a month) I decided to change my email address on Stack Overflow. But funny part is my email notification on topics I'm subscribed to are still being send to the old email ...
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Receive emails for responses to posts

In a thread on meta stackoverflow I noticed that it is possible to set up to be notified to responses to a post via email by checking a check box. However I am not seeing the checkbox when attempting ...
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Where can I change the e-mail address my notifications are sent to?

I managed to change my login e-mail address some months ago. But still my notifications (from do-not-reply@stackexchange.com) are sent to the old address (I initially signed up with this address at ...
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No notification when employer sends reply on Careers

I received an auto email when an employer contacted me on careers.stackoverflow.com. I responded and then they responded back. I did not receive an email when they responded back. Is this a setting I ...
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I got no notification emails (for my tag filters) today.

More than 24 hours ago I got the last email from my tag filters. I checked some filters and verified that I should have gotten several emails today. Is there a problem with this feature, currently? ...