Mass unsubscribe from space notifications in confluence

I recently instituted confluence as the primary tool for documentation and collaboration at our company. To jumpstart usage, I created a couple dozen spaces for teams to develop. Somehow, that has turned into email notifications for virtually every edit in our confluence instance, which I do not want. 

 

I know that each email I receive has an unsubscribe link, and I also know that there is a (very long) list of page watches in my personal settings. I'm wondering if there's a better solution to unsubscribe from these hundreds of pages. I'm currently only subscribed to my personal space, so i see no other big levers to pull. 

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Hi Bryan,

It is not possible to unwatch all pages with a single click out of the box. 

There is a free plugin-in however that allows to do so:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/it.logontec.dev.watchremover/server/overview

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Hi Bryan

You could go to your profile settings and unsubscribe from there (it is called watching).

More info here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/watch-pages-spaces-and-blogs-139579.html

"Manage watches from your user profile" 

Hi Jakub, Thanks for your answer!

 

I know there is a list of page watches in my profile settings; I said that in my original comment. I currently have a long list of hundreds of pages I'm somehow watching. Do I have to click "stop watching" for each one?

Additionally, it seems like I'm getting added to pages that are being created. How do I stop that so that the list of pages I'm watching doesn't continue to grow?

Thanks Jakub! If you want to convert your comment to an answer, I'll use it to answer this question. 

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Its not a solution yet, but rather a smarter workaround to clicking on every single "Stop Watching":

  1. Go to Profile > Watches (i.e. https://confluence.YourCompany.net/users/viewnotifications.action)
  2. Open browser Developer Tools (F12)
  3. Run this script:
    $('.link-stop-watching').click()
  4. Refresh the page and repeat until all watches are gone.

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