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Disable autowatch in Confluence globally Edited

I'm using Confluence server 6.4.

Is there any way to disable Autowatch in Confluence globally?

Or at least limit to certain space?


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Leo _DEISER_ Community Leader Mar 28, 2018

Hi @Jung-Whan Cho

In your profile:

Screenshot at Mar 28 22-34-13.png




Thank you for your reply.

I meant, when I create a new user,

can that option be disable by default?

Leo _DEISER_ Community Leader Apr 02, 2018


ok!, for that you have this workaround of Atlassian:


The config lives in an XML file: <confluence install>/confluence/WEB-INF/lib/confluence-x.x.x.jar/preferences-default.xml.

You need to change the boolean value to false, thus:

   <preference type="Boolean">

Then place it as <confluence install>/confluence/WEB-INF/classes/preferences-default.xml and restart Confluence.

More info here


Nice information.

Will try this if our company decides to disable autowatch.


I am using Confluence cloud.

The main reason why we use a tool like Confluence is to AVOID constant email exchanges and yet Conlfluence by default sets the Autowatch "on"...  and apparently it is not possible to GLOBALLY disable it... None... Nada... Zero! We DO NOT WANT EMAILS BY DEFAULT!

Why? But why would you think that I am interested to receive an email every time I edit a page...?

It is by far the most annoying feature... Silly and useless... A massive waste of time to (on top of that) manage the email filter to trash the garbage emails received.

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