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TwitApps was a great tool, it would email you when somebody @mentioned you on twitter.  But, alas, they are shutting down and leaving what I think is a huge hole.

So I built my own service that does the exact same thing.

To use the service, visit MentionNotifier, and subscribe to your @mentions.  To get notified of updates, follow @MentionNotifier or @timhibbard on twitter.

Here are some of the FAQ’s:

Q:  What is this?
A:  It is a service to notify you by email when somebody has mentioned you in a tweet.


Q:  Who do the emails come from?
A:  MentionNotifier@gmail.com


Q:  How quickly will I be notified of a new tweet?
A:  Currently, it checks every minute.


Q:  How does it work?
A:  It uses the search API of twitter to check for your twitter username.


Q:  Isn't that just a glorified RSS reader?
A:  Yes.


Q:  Will it work with hashtags?
A:  Yes.  Put in the search string you want to be notified on (#KUbball) and the email address to send new tweets to.


Q:  Will I receive multiple emails if I get multiple mentions?
A:  It will group the mentions into a single email each checking cycle.


Q:  Will it work if I get a mention from somebody that protects their tweets?
A:  No, because protected tweets are not part of the public timeline.

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 11:44 AM .NET | Back to top


Comments on this post: Get notified via email of twitter mentions

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Fan. :D
Left by Robz on Oct 22, 2009 9:07 PM

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I put together another service that's similar to this one but sends the notification as a DM, so you'll receive it via sms, or email, or whatever you have twitter set to send you: http://twittermentionmonitor.com/
Left by Nathan Friedly on Mar 30, 2011 4:59 PM

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Very cool, thanks for filling the void left by Twitapps! The FAQs come in handy also! Bluetooth earbuds
Left by Matt Smith on Jul 07, 2011 4:50 PM

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