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Can GWT email me if a broken link is found on my website?

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No, not for single broken links. It will, however, notify you of large and sudden changes; for example spikes in the number of 404s, soft 404s, server errors, etc.

Your best bet is to periodically check your site with a crawler like Xenu or Screaming Frog.

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Google Webmaster will only email you if it finds critical issues with your site. For example, it will email you if it detect malware on your site or see a significant increase in errors while crawling your site.

They recently announced this via their blog: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2012/10/keeping-you-informed-of-critical.html

You can change some of those notifications by going to your email notification preferences. https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/preferences

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