WordPress News: Option to Subscribe to Support Topics by Email is Now Available
Email subscriptions are now enabled for individual topics on the WordPress.org support forums.
Just look to the right of the topic and you’ll see “Subscribe to Topic.” You must be logged in for the subscription link to appear. The updates will automatically be sent to the address you have registered with WordPress.
Now, you can post issues you’re having and not have to check your favorites or RSS. You’ll get a notice right in your email inbox when someone leaves a reply.
This should help to eliminate so many abandoned topics in the forums.