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Does Stack Exchange have an email notification option? [duplicate]

Is there a feature on 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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Filter subscription email is not being delivered (June 2019 - Feb 2020)

I have created a custom filter in https://stackexchange.com/filters and specified that I would like to get email updates: However, I never got a confirmation mail nor any notifications based on my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Do not send me emails about questions written by me (even if they have a tag I am subscribed to)

I subscribed to the tag "ecm", so I often receive such emails: PROBLEM: Many of these email are about questions written by me. (I am quite active in that field, usually answering but also often ...
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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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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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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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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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How to get notification via email whenever new questions are posted

I want to know if there is a way to get mail notifications whenever new questions are posted by other members so that I can also contribute in helping them solve their problems. Would I need to ...
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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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Subscription feed emails doubly encode < and > characters

When I receive emails for my Stack Exchange email subscriptions, characters like < and > are doubly encoded, i.e., they are rendered as &lt and &gt (and encoded as &amp;lt; and &...
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Plaintext notification emails do not link to questions

This is what the text/plain part of a notification email looks like: The following items were added to your Stack Exchange global inbox since you last checked it on 2013-09-17: Sep, 17 Cannot ...
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No email acknowledgement for reporting CoC violation via web site

I reported a code of conduct violation on Sunday evening (Sydney time) via the web site, as I wanted to check how the website works for non-users. It’s now Tuesday morning, and I haven’t received an ...
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Cannot confirm email subscription [duplicate]

I am trying to subscribe to this filter. It seems that I am in fact subscribed, but I'm not getting mail. Now, I used to get email from this filter, but around January of 2018 it just stopped sending ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Duplicates in E-Mail notification

I just got a notification about a comment that looked like this: The entries all have the same time stamp. However, the question in question has only one comment. In my mind, this can't have been ...
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How do I get an email every time sombody responds to one of my questions on stackoverflow.com? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Why do the SO e-mail notifications take so long to arrive? Notify more frequently than once a day? I signed up yesterday for stackoverflow.com and asked my first question, ...
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How to get an email when I receive an answer? [duplicate]

Is it possible to configure my account in Stack Overflow so that I would receive an email when my question is answered?
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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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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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Add a link that takes me to my global inbox to emails telling me I have new messages

When I get an email notifying me of new messages in my SE inbox, I’d like it to include a link that gets me either directly to my global inbox, or, at least, to a Stack Exchange page with the message ...
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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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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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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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Notification emails contain lots of whitespace and empty lines in plaintext version

Please, nuke the whitespace in plaintext version of the notification emails! It’s almost hard to find the info. I highlighted the text to show how much whitespace the plaintext version of the emails ...
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Can I get email notification for achievements?

I want to get email notification for achievements like : privileges, badges earned. I don't want to subscribe for new inbox Q/A received. How to subscribe for that (for askubuntu)? Further ...
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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 Java ...
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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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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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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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Daily mail notification should include comments on questions

New users sometimes leave a question, check the "Notify [me] daily of any new answers", and then don't return to the site, knowing that they will get a notification when someone replies to their ...
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Confirmation email for application without profile

I don't have a career profile ans I applied yesterday to a job on stackoverflowcareers by entering manually my contact information, covering letter and attaching my resume. I did not receive a ...
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How can I receive email alerts on a keyword?

I would like to receive an email alert on new questions containing a specific keyword. I have seen that it is possible to receive such alerts for a specific tag. Unfortunately, this keyword is not ...
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Send full comments in email notifications

Because comments can be deleted but emails are permanent (until the receiver decides to delete them), can we have the full comment included in the email notifications, not just the first line. I ...
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Email notifications don't seem to work for me

I don't use SE sites a lot, but when I do, I have had perennial trouble with email notifications (not every time but often). This time I posted in http://tex.stackexchange.com two days ago, and after ...
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Icons not appearing in Inbox email notification [duplicate]

Overnight I received two "1 new item in your Stack Exchange inbox" emails, both of which have a blank site icon. Math: Mathematics Stack Exchange http://cdn.sstatic.net/mathimg/icon-48.png ...
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I just registered to Area 51 and it sent a confirmation email to my old (already-changed) email address [duplicate]

I just registered to Area 51 and it sent a confirmation email to my old (already-changed) email address; here is a screenshot to indicate this: Well, This problem seems to be related to another ...
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A faster way to be notified of answers to a question

I'm slowly becoming addicted to StackExchange, and was wondering if there was a way that I can be emailed answers to my questions quicker or instantly? I checked the the 'Settings,' and the earliest ...
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multiple e-mail notifications - request - regd

For a question abc, I would like to add multiple email accounts to it (notify abc of daily answers) so that some of friends can be alerted of possible updates to abc.
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Get an email when there is activity on a question?

Is it possible to get an email when there is any activity on a question I have posted, commented, or answered? I only see a message on the Stack Overflow site itself. I would like to be notified ...