I receive emails from serverfault with the open questions which I occasionally open and try to answer.

Sometimes there is a question to which I don't have an answer, but I'd like to follow the conversation as someone may post a solution. Unless you make a posting you can't click on the 'notify' checkbox.

The only other way is to leave the thread open in the browser and refresh it every now and again.

Can anything be done to enable this type of functionality? Is there already something there which I've missed

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You can click on the star below the voting tabs. This will make it a favourite and you will get notifications in your SE inbox when answers are added to the question etc.

  • I think this one should go into the FAQ of StackExchange sties, every one of them.
    – erick2red
    Aug 15, 2011 at 12:46
  • This does not seem to work anymore. I tested it by adding a few new unanswered questions to my favorites. I can see that one of them received an answer five hours ago, but I did not receive any notification of that.
    – kasperd
    Jun 14, 2015 at 19:48

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