Confluence Space - daily digest of updates

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Subscribing to Email Notifications of Updates to Confluence Content

I am watching a confluence space for updates on changes. However I only want a daily digest of the updates. I don't want an email everytime something is changed. How can I do this?

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Sorry I hadn't spotted this question earlier ... seems others have overlooked it as well sad

The difference between Watch and Daily Updates is confusing... and is why I stumbled across your question and you have saved the process of inadvertently duplicating your question ... smile

We are on v5.8 (which will be the same in other versions) and I was trying to help one of our users with much the same query, so I hope a truly knowledgeable person can confirm my understanding ... ... please????

There are two references in the on line documentation

https://confluence.atlassian.com/conf58/email-notifications-771892526.html

https://confluence.atlassian.com/conf58/watch-pages-spaces-and-blogs-771892521.html

So I think (someone please confirm) Watches mean you get the "instantaneous" individual alert emails immediately someone creates something edits something or deletes something .... INCLUDING Comments and uploading multiple attachments creates multiple alerts!!!  (Uploading 100 attachments creates 100 emails as each file upload is an individual event even if you have done a multi-select drag-and-drop)

Email Notifications and Daily Updates is where you elect to get a daily summary ... INCLUDING Blogs, new pages, edited pages, deleted pages and new/edit Comments .... but that does NOT include info about Attachments (someone please confirm)

The confusion comes with Email Notifications because the link above starts off by mentioning Watches so it is not clear if they are truly independent????  whilst on the other hand in the Watches link above it says to get Watches from all Spaces in the site just set your Email Notifications as Daily Updates so (someone please confirm)
And then I am not sure how the Subscribe to Blog Posts affects those settings... sad

i.e. if I set Daily Updates but am not Watching anything in the Space (e.g. a new User to the system who hasn't done anything in the Space yet to trigger Autowatch) , will I still get the Daily Update email??

It would be super great if Atlassian provided a "use-case" settings matrix of what you get/don't get in the different combinations of Watch and Daily Updates

I think I am looking for a table something like this to be completed

Subscribe to all blog postsSubscribe to daily updatesSpace Watch All ContentImmediate emails for:Daily summary email for:
YesYesYes
  • New/edited/deleted Pages
  • New/edited/deleted Blogs
  • New/edited/deleted Comments
  • Attachment upoload/delete
  • New/edited/deleted Pages
  • New/edited/deleted Blogs
  • New/edited/deleted Comments
YesYesNo  
YesNoYes  
YesNoNo  
NoYesYes  
NoYesNo  
NoNoYes  
NoNoNo  

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