Confluence: email notifications about mentions by onDemand


when you mention someone with "@someone" on Confluence, this person is supposed to be notified via email. This works for me but not for some other colleagues which receive an email with the content below.

In the administration area, you can change some email settings in the JIRA section but not for Confluence. Is there anything I missed?

Thanks in advance, Heinz


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Hi Heinz,

Please bear in mind that OnDemand platform comes with internal SMTP configured as per the Restricted Function. Perhaps the mail can't be reach at that time for those users, perhaps the email address was input wrongly or something wrong with the configuration of mail address of those users.

The email addresses were correct and strangly this was only a problem when certain users used a @mention. It worked fine for me when mentioning the same users.

Anyway, without changing anything the problem hasn't occurred within a few days now and I guess it may be a problem of some sort with the email server communication.

Thanks for your suggestions!

Hi Heinz,

From the problem you are describing it sounds like that the users experiencing this issuehave not configured their notifications correctly in their profiles, as described in this document:

All the best,

I tend to disagree.

The problem is not that notifications are not being sent because of misconfigured subscriptions. The problem is that an email configuration error results in an error email back to the editor of the page.

The part which talks about email configuration in the link you provided does not apply to Confluence OnDemand: "To enable Confluence to send email notifications, a System Administrator must configure an email server. See Configuring a Server for Outgoing Mail. Not applicable to Confluence OnDemand."

Thanks, Heinz

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