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I want to monitor a specific tag and would like to be informed when question with that tag arises.

I know I can create an RSS/Atom feed based on a tag.

But I need it as email. Is it possible?

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    Mobile now, can answer properly later if no one else does, but meta.stackexchange.com/posts/19177/revisions indicates that the email feature was recently removed
    – Jeff Schaller Mod
    Sep 25, 2022 at 12:45
  • Than I can I (as an upstream maintainer) monitor the tag of my own application?
    – buhtz
    Sep 25, 2022 at 13:14

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It looks like the email piece was recently removed from the "How do I use tags to find topics I'm interested in?" Help Center page. One of its links is to the "What do "watched tags" and "ignored tags" do?" page on Meta Stack Exchange, whose answer was edited on August 18th to add:

You can no longer choose to receive emails about new activity within a tag.

As of today, I believe you can still get emails via your network account. I think the steps are:

  1. Visit https://stackexchange.com/filters/, which will redirect to https://stackexchange.com/filters/(your network account id)/my-filter
  2. Click the "New filter" button, if that page doesn't already come up.
  3. Toggle section #1 to select just the tag you're interested in.
  4. Still in section #1, choose "All sites" or a particular list of sites.
  5. Click "Add rule".
  6. Name the filter in section #2.
  7. Importantly for you, enter your email address in section #3, tick the box for "Yes send email", and select the frequency you want.
  8. Preview and/or Save the Changes.

While searching Meta Stack Exchange for this issue, I found several posts where emails stopped working for one reason or another. Given the August 18th change, I'm uncertain whether Stack Exchange will continue supporting the network profile-based email subscriptions, but the one I have is still working.

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  • Same here, my email alerts are still working. Sep 28, 2022 at 8:32

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