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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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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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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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Subscription feed emails still doubly encode < and > characters

This is a re-post of a bug from six years ago, in the hope that it will get some love. When I receive emails for my Stack Exchange email subscriptions, characters like < and > are doubly encoded,...
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Subscribe to a search results

I have several projects on CocoaControls that are starting to be used in the wild. And that means people will ask questions about them on Stack Overflow. (They're not big enough to warrant tags.) A ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lifetime careers subscription

Rather than paying $99/year, I'd like to consider paying once to remain subscribed to the site forever. The site's stated purpose is to link active job seekers with great employers, and thus 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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Please add the subscriber count for a tag to the info and questions pages for that tag

When I hover over a tag with a mouse, I get a quick count of the number of tag subscribers. This information is not displayed on either the landing page for a tag or the "learn more..." page for a ...
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Community Moderator Elections: Can we get a subscription notification when each phase starts?

I am new to the concept of these moderator elections. Is there any way I can subscribe to all all flavors of Stack Exchange websites for moderator elections? There is a badge caucus— "Visited an ...
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Notify me only of actual incidents when subscribed to Stack Overflow status page (stackstatus.net)

I noticed this in my inbox today: When I subscribed to the status page, I expected to get emails only for actual incidents, that also appear in the history page (e.g. this one), but alas, looks like ...
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Can I see a list of tags I am subscribed to?

I looked through meta, and it doesn't look like anyone's asked this before. At https://stackoverflow.com/tags, I can view tags organized by the popular, name, or new tabs. Is there somewhere else on ...
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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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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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Is there an overview of questions for my subscribed sites with all my watched tags?

Sometimes when looking to answer questions I want to be able to filter new questions by my set of watched tags. I can easily scroll through the list and watch for questions with yellow background. Is ...
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Make it possible to 'subscribe' to a post [duplicate]

Often, I will downvote a post because of major spelling / grammar errors. The expectation is that if the post is improved, I would remove my downvote. That's better for everyone. But how can I be ...
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Can the subscription management interface for Stack Exchange be made to suck a little less?

This title was going to be "Is the subscription management interface the worst in history?", but I figured it not very good for searching. I'll explain my flow, which will hopefully highlight why ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Getting two email notifications for the same post matching my filter

I have one filter on Stack Overflow that matches "javamail". Lately I've been getting two email notifications for the same post that matches the filter. This doesn't happen every time, but maybe one ...
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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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Can moderators see how many newsletter subscribers there are?

Is there a way, perhaps in Analytics, for a site's moderators to see how many people are subscribed to that site's newsletter? If not, could there be?
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Subscription Emails Still Being Sent to Old Email Address

I've updated the email address on all my accounts within Stack Exchange from a hotmail address to a gmail address but my subscriptions are still being sent to my hotmail address. I've checked by ...
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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? ...
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Has Stack Exchange stopped sending out emails for digests and question subscriptions?

I just noticed that I haven't received mails for my digest and question subscriptions for quite some time (at least 30 days). Is it just me or is this a global bug?
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Subscribing to tags - changing the email

I log into SE with my Google Mail account, and I regularly get updates of the form "2 new items in your Stack Exchange inbox" to that account. That's great. However, when I try to subscribe to a ...
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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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Subscription to tags doesn't work well with certain characters

I have subscribed via email to receive StackOverflow Careers items via keyword search. One of my keywords is "C#". But I'm receiving ads that don't contain "C#" at all (I guess somehow the "#" is ...
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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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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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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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Why have emails from "Favorite Tags" subscription stopped?

I am subscribed to my Favorite Tags for delivery every 15 minutes. I have not received any emails from that filter in 14 hours, although looking at the filter at StackExchange shows plenty of new ...
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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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How do you change your email settings for all sites?

Is there a way to make settings apply to all sites for my login? For example, if I go to settings for one site and uncheck the option Email chat event reminders, bounty expiration notices, and ...
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Five ways to say Yes in Stack Exchangish

yee-haw sure yes-please why-not of-course Want to see for yourself? Here are the steps to uncover it! Subscribe to any tag (email subscription, available when you hover the tag name) Go to your ...
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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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Can I see all questions about my favorite topic daily?

I am new to Stack Overflow. I want to pick some tags as my favorites, and I want see each question that has one or more of my favorite tags on a daily basis. For example, could they be sent to my ...
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A subscription that lists a filter that isn't in my list of filters?

I have "favorite tags". I have "filters" that reference those tags. I have "subscriptions" that reference filters. What's strange is that one of the subscriptions I set up references a filter that ...
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Is it possible to subscribe (by email) to posts in particular tag that have at least x upvotes?

I want to get popular questions in a particular tag. For example, questions with a score of at least X, or top N questions per day from popularity meter in top-left corner (but for 1 tag). Is it ...
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I get email from filter subscription once a week instead of once a day

I manage a few filter subscriptions at https://stackexchange.com/users/44871/marcel-st%C3%B6r?tab=subscriptions. All of them are set to 'every day'. Yet I only get an email about once a week listing ...
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Subscribe to tags via app

I could not see any easy way to subscribe to tags in a group. I tried long-pressing the tag but nothing appears. Any ideas?
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