Today there are two main settings for your email notification subscriptions.
1. Subscribe to all new posts, all comments, all answers
You can do it in your subscription settings in the Content Types. Click on My Account, go to Subscriptions and click on Content types tab:
In this case, you'll get only one notification for every new article or question posted on DC and every answer and comment if you checked this option.
Here are some recipes with this option.
1. Receive all the new posts notifications (without answers and comments in it):
Turn on Post checkbox.
2. Receive all the new posts, answers and comments notifications (literally to get everything):
Turn on Post, Answer and On comments in Post and Answer.
2. Subscribe to the group or tag notification
You can click on the tag in tag cloud, or in the post, or in the Tag browser in the left menu and subscribe to it.
F.e. if I click on Caché tag I can see email link to subscribe to this tag.
Later you can customize your tag subscriptions in the same Categories tab of Subscriptions.
Groups have similar rules of notifications.
Just pick a group, subscribe and you can unsubscribe in the Categories tab.
3. Post subscriptions
Of course, you can subscribe to any post you are interested in and get all the notifications regarding any changes in this posts:
- new answer,
- new comment,
- post update.
To turn on the subscription, just click on the star in the left corner of the post to make it favorite and subscribe to it.
And you are automatically subscribed to your own postings and to the posts where you leave the answer or comment.
To manage all the current posts subscriptions open Subscriptions menu and go to Pages/Threads tab or Favorites on your member's page.
4. Subscribe for Member postings
You can Follow the member to subscribe to all the postings this member is doing: posts, answers or comments.
E.g. I'm following Kyle Baxter so I'm getting the notifications on all his postings.