I seem to receive email notifications from this forum a day or more late. Is this a problem with the StackExchange system, or is there a setting in my profile somewhere that sets a delay for email notifications?

Thanks, Dave


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I vaguely remember reading this is intentional for some reason. Stack Exchange sites are not really same as generic forums, they do a lot of things at their own pace and with own reasoning.

Also question related to site itself should be asked on Meta.


This is intentional and will not be changed.

  • Good link, thanks for pointing to it.
    – hakre
    Dec 25, 2010 at 11:43

yes it would be nice and helpful also if the email notifications can send to users immediately after an answer/comment made in a question, also a nice feature option is to select or not if you want to receive email notifications about new questions.

thanks a lot, Philip

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