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Instant e-mail notifications of answers to questions

I'd like to have Instant notifications by email of answers to my questions. Can this be implemented?
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Control the types of email you receive via our new Email Settings feature

TL;DR: Today we launched a new Email Settings feature that lets you select the types of email messages you do and do not want to receive from us. >> Change your Email Settings We made it easier to ...
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Email notifications for new questions matching specific tags

Is there a way to configure your Stack Overflow account so that you receive notification emails when posts are made to specific tags? Or do you simply have to log on to see new posts?
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A user's original email address is retained in the system even after they've changed it on all sites (privacy risk, potential Area 51 sync issues)

To understand this report, first, let's have a look at the profile fields for setting one's primary email address in the system. On most sites in the network, you'll find that option in Edit profile ...
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Weekly site newsletters?

This is now live and nearing 1.0 at https://stackexchange.com/newsletters We've noticed that a lot of users (ourselves included) have a bunch of sites that they're interested in, but don't ...
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About your f***ing website

Presented for your enjoyment-slash-amusement. Email received by team@stackoverflow.com from Name Jesus Christ Almighty, what a f***ing mess of a website. I'm trying to post a question. Just the ...
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Email subscription to a combination of tags (using AND operator)

Lately I've noticed that hovering over tags opens a mini info-window with tag related data and activities including email subscription option. Great! But instead of subscribing to just a single tag I'...
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Why are people allowed to have multiple user accounts?

According to the Users with more than 10 duplicate accounts on StackExchange Data Explorer there are many people that have multiple user accounts for each e-mail address. Why is this allowed? Some ...
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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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Someone contacted me by email but my email is not public

Last week I got an email to my email address saying "I saw on Stack Overflow that you were interested in.." and the content of the question I asked. The email suggested I'll star a bug \ feature ...
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Instant email alerts and notifications [duplicate]

Why can't Stack Overflow just email me immediately when someone responds to my questions? I feel like an a-hole when I find out someone posted on a question I asked a month ago and I only find out ...
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Notification email from stackoverflow contains "<3" after zip code

I noticed "<3" appears at the very end of the my stackoverflow notification emails (after the zip code). Is this problem related to gmail?
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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 added to ...
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Forgot which email I used, can't login

I forgot what email I used for my other ploxtic id: how do you find out what my email was? The account is user:2078229.
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Getting email notifications when comments or answers are posted

Is there a way for me to get email notifications when comments are posted on my answers or when answers are posted to my questions (mostly the former...)? I have looked all over in my preferences ...
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Validation Fail - Unchecks Wiki/Email

To reproduce: Click Ask Question on meta Fill in question Check community wiki & Notify [] daily of any new answers Don't enter any of the required tags, causing a prompt Result: Error prompt: ...
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How to make e-mail invisible on Stack Exchange profile

Is there a way to make my e-mail non-visible in my Stack Exchange profile?
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How can I change my Stack Exchange login email? [duplicate]

I have already changed my email via one of Stack Exchange's sites, and it has been changed on all other sites as well. However, I can only log in with my old email address. I don't use any third-...
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Did anyone else get an attachment from the Super User newsletter?

What in all actually is this PDF attachment doing with the newsletter? I'm fairly confident that this also came from Stack Exchange, so would someone care to enlighten me as to what's going on? I ...
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How can I get a HOT network questions week digest?

I spend most of my Stack Exchange time in Stack Overflow, where I try to be productive. But there's this little side section with hot questions goodies from all the communities, like so, tempting me ...
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What do you do to keep track of notifications?

I myself don't have any good way (this would be the perfect way) to do it, even while there are some options. Be it for responses, reputation, interesting stuff... I couldn't find any simple RSS ...
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Email and Username inconsistencies on StackExchange.com

EDIT: Looks like the miraculous return of this bug, which was apparently fixed over a year ago. (Reported partially before, but mistakenly marked status-bydesign) I recently changed my username to ...
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How to receive email for responses to posts on Stack Overflow

When I post a question on Stack Overflow, I need to avoid having to log back in just to check to see if there is an answer to my post. The Preferences for my user account on Stack Overflow ...
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Contact from wizpert.com via stackoverflow?

Well today as I was going home I got a strange email, in my private inbox (email associated with S.O.) asking me if I had solved a question on S.O. that I didn't ask. To be more precise I had given an ...
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Cannot remove email from my profile page

It seems that I'm unable to persistently remove my email address from my profile pages. Initially removing my email address works fine, I simply visit my profile page on any site associated with my ...
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Posting questions by email?

I want to be able to ask a question by sending an email to some special email address for Stack Overflow. I have found this convenient in other situations like Google Groups, blogging, and Facebook ...
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More than 15k bottles of Viagra from Kenya, asking 110+ people for money, seriously?

I received a strange mail from a well-known SE user with the following body two days ago: HALLO EVERYONE. I am writing to you from Kenya. I have recently come into contact with a great bunches of ...
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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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Hide email address from my profile

I don't want to show my email address in my Stack Overflow profile. I have removed my email address by editing my profile and saving it. After some time (time is random, sometimes a day, sometimes ...
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Under what circumstances should moderators email users?

It has always been understood that moderators can and should email users that are abusive or have an issue that's best resolved privately offline. However, there have been a few suggestions recently ...
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Can I give out my e-mail here?

Can I give out my e-mail address here, or are users not supposed to do that?
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Reminder of bounty expiration on someone else's question

I put a bounty on this question but unfortunately there are no answers yet. Today I received a reminder by email that my bounty is about to expire. The part of the text that seems weird is (emphasis ...
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Do we need email for bounties that can't be awarded?

I got me an email for a bounty that was going to expire in 23 hours, so I went to see if I could award it. It turns out the question has only been answered by myself, so I can't award a bounty. ...
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Link to feedback site in tag filter email does not have the correct formatting

I noticed that the email I received for a tag filter I created on Stack Exchange has the following footer: Questions? Comments? Let us know on our [feedback site](https://meta.stackexchange.com). ...
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Why would someone signing up for Travel want to subscribe to news from Stack Overflow?

I just happened to notice this checkbox option in the sign-up page on Travel: It seems odd to have an option to sign up for Stack Overflow emails when the site has nothing to do with Stack Overflow. ...
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Subscription bug: receiving emails for questions with tags that do not match my filter

As of yesterday, I've started receiving emails for a subscription that do not match my filter. My filter: Smalltalk Filter (shows items with tags smalltalk or pharo across all StackExchange sites) ...
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slow email notification

I've noticed I get very slow email notifications from SO. The checkbox says it will notify me daily, but generally two (2) days lapse before I receive a notice of any responses. I've tested this by ...
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Please add the ability to email questions and answers to friends

A friend and I were discussing the MVP vs. MVC pattern the other day (mainly in terms of "we don't know what MVP is and how it differs from MVC) and i found the question on SO discussing this. ...
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Why do the SO e-mail notifications take so long to arrive?

I'm guessing the answer may be too many so users and not enough up scaling because scaling up costs cash for hardware and other infrastructure. Performance example: my last two notifications of ...
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Official e-mail account for moderators

I was wondering if the moderators could get an official e-mail account for their moderating activities like notifying users via e-mail. I’m a little worried about using my private one for these ...
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Please don't send me email that I didn't ask for

I just got this email from my friends at Stack Exchange: Hi! We haven't seen you around Server Fault for a while. We'd love to reconnect with you; attached below is a sample newsletter of ...
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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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Can the notification emails please use plain text?

Email is a good working medium since many years using plain text. As some prefer to send emails with some formattings as HTML, they also provide a plain-text-part containing the same content. But the ...
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Option for plain text mail notifications? (and spamassassin scoring due to HTML-only-ness)

The mail notifications don't appear to have an option for plain-text rather than HTML, and they currently send only html parts (and hence hit the MIME_HTML_ONLY rule in spamassassin's default settings)...
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Site logo in "Bounty Grace Period Started" email is distorted

The logo of the site where the bounty question is asked appears to be distorted in comparison to the text, when reading the mail: Same issue in landscape orientation.
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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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Include email address hash in the data dump files

Hi all, I am working on what I think will prove to be a very exciting project with the SO data dump data and would like to use user avatars but alas I need each user's email address, well their email ...
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Plain text parts in subscription emails now lack links

Today, the mails I get through my filter subscriptions changed. The plain text part no longer contain any links. Before it would be Markdown code and start like this: 1 new question in [Mercurial ...
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How do I really change my login email address? [duplicate]

Fortunately, I can still login with this email address that I have lost access to. I have been searching around here for a way to update it to the current one I use. I have found many answers. But ...
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Protect email addresses in the user description from bots

I've noticed that emails are not protected in the user description. For example Jon Skeet entered his email and when viewing the source code of the page it is plain text that malicious bots could ...