I want to set all confluence users to 'Watch' a particular space

We are used to receiving emails whenever documents are updated on our previous system (basecamp).

I would like to set, by default, all the users of confluence to 'watch' the entire space by default, that way they always get updated for all the wiki pages.

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What we did for such and usecase was (eventhough flooding everyone's mailbox with Confluence updates may result in people ignoring the emails) was to create a mailing list of all users, created a new user in Crowd with the email id of the mailing list, logged in with that user, and started watching the space.

Is this the only work-around? This wastes a Jira user.

You can remove that account from the Global permissions to login (so as to save the license). It should still continue to work.

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