Questions tagged [subscription]

For questions about the Stack Exchange subscription system, which will email you about new questions in your filters at a set interval of time.

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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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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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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 ...
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Subscribe to a particular question by email (not RSS)

Suppose I want to subscribe to all activity in response to a question I am interested in. I am aware of the existence of an RSS feed, but I want email notifications. How do I do this?
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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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Subscription Bug: Emails including jobs that do not match defined filters

A few days ago, many users have started receiving emails from job subscriptions that contain jobs that do not match the filters defined for the subscription. The examples below show screen-grabs from ...
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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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Subscribing to a feed for multiple tags

I'd like to monitor the questions tagged with several tags, say t1 and t2. How can I get a single feed containing questions tagged with either t1 or t2 without any duplicates?
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How to subscribe only to the questions of a specific user's feed?

Is there a way to subscribe only to a feed of only the questions of a certain user?
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Make it easy to suspend all question subscriptions

As someone who uses question subscriptions a lot (I seem to have 287 of them), there come times when I want to suspend them, i.e. take a vacation from SX. Currently this is hard - I'd have to manage ...
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Finding Number of Followers of a Tag in the Data Dump

I'm doing a research on the developers' QAs in Stack Overflow, I have checked Stack Exchange Data Explorer and data dumps but I didn't find number of followers of a tag: There isn't any related ...
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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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My subscription to "access-vba" sends emails for "vba"

I'm a little puzzled. I've subscribed to the tag access-vba but not to the tag vba. However, the emails I am getting show that the questions are simply tagged vba, not access-vba. Is there an ...
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How to exclude (ignore) specific tags in filters (for subscription)?

This is not about ignoring tags in the search but in the individual filters one can subscribe to via email. (Link: Form to create such a filter) To include only questions with a certain tag in the ...
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Can we have the old feed back (as an option)?

I've noticed that the feed format has changed. The new format seems inconvenient to read. The layout is more modern style but the actual facts - which is the question with few words of text - is much ...
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Is there a subscription feature to notify me of new questions in tag?

I found that it is hard to read all posts who have the tag I subscribed for. I think there is a feature that I that allows me to receive notifications from the feed for all tags I want to know about. ...
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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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Can't get email updates for Favorite Tags [duplicate]

On the page https://stackexchange.com/filters/103309/favorite-tags there's a list of the questions that match my Watched Tags across all sites. I'd like to get these questions emailed to me instead of ...
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What does 'subscribe' in the Stack Exchange Shiny Hover Tag Information-o-Matic do?

Now that tags have this erm... shiny thing which appears when you move your mouse over them (try it! waffles), one question remains: What in the billion blue blazes does the 'subscribe' button do? ...
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I can't subscribe to tag on ru.stackoverflow.com

For example, I signed up for "битрикс" tag. I received a confirmation email: You've chosen to receive email updates on new questions tagged "". And my subscription was without a tag, ie all the ...
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Monitoring Stack Exchange sites of interest to me

Is there a way to subscribe to relevant updates on this site and Stack Overflow and Server Fault (through RSS or something)? Being interested in 3 forums means 3 times as much work to check them. It'...
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Egregious whitespace on digest emails

The format of the digest emails has changed and it seems to violate the core ideas behind SE's layout, that content takes up most space. The HTML formatted email looks like this: where I have ...
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Filters not showing number of new questions

Since at least yesterday evening (US Central daylight time, May 31, 2012), I've noticed that when I go to my tag subscriptions page, none of my filters have numbers next to them; yet when I click on ...
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Daily subscription email sent out 10 days after the question was posted

I just got an email with the title "New kobo questions for Nov 24 - Stack Exchange". Hooray! But when I followed the link to the question I noticed that it was asked 10 days earlier (modulo timezones) ...
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What's the URL for the tag intersection feed for tags which Have +'s?

I've just read this: Subscribing to a feed for multiple tags and learned that I can subscribe to https://stackoverflow.com/feeds/tag/tag1+and+tag2 but what if tag1 ends with +? e.g. c++?
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How can I get mail from Stack Overflow on questions about specific technologies? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to get mail notification whenever new questions are posted I want to participate in any newly-posted questions. How can I be notified of newly-posted questions based on ...
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Can I subscribe to a tag on mobile?

Is there any way to subscribe to emails for a tag from an iPhone or iPad? The option doesn't seem to available in the iOS app or mobile site? If it isn't available, can this feature be added to the ...
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Watching for reponses (answers + comments) of question asked by somebody else

Is there a way to watch for responses (i.e. answers + comments bellow answers) of questions asked by somebody else?I noticed that via RSS you can watch for your own responses or you can subscribe to ...
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