Turn OFF "Recommended updates email"

After v4.2.7 upgrade, the “Recommended update email” was ON by default system wide. I noticed this afterwards, and then unchecked the “Send by default” box (under Conflucence Admin| Recommended update email | Send by Default ) . However, this seems only affect newer users. All existing users had, by default, already subscribe to it (from the top menu bar | User Name | Settings | Email | Subscribe to recommended updates is CHECKED).

It is important to allow users opt-in, rather than sending the messages by default. By the way, in our case, almost ALL newly created pages/comments made it to "Recommended ..." and therefore being sent system wide to ALL users within the permission setting. It is way too much. We have to stop it.

Can we update this setting on all users in the SQL database? In which table/field is this subscription stored?

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Check out the results of this query

select * from os_propertyentry where entity_key like 'confluence.prefs.daily.summary.receive.updates.set';

You can modify it with something like
update os_propertyentry set boolean_val = 'f' where entity_key like 'confluence.prefs.daily.summary.receive.updates';

I've tried the same => It seems that ONLY user having edited their email-seetings once are added to this sql-table.

All other others just get the updates ...

aaargh: How to disable this for ALL confluence users.

The only solution I curretnly see is buying the "Confluence SU" plugin and editing each and every user profile manually.

Any better idea highly welcome.


I found a KB, that will help us in this case:


Basically this KB proposes to us, to update the BANDANA table, that way we can set a value as false in the table, and the recommended update mail should be off.

I hope this helps.



Has any figured this out yet? It's a big deal to my Customers, and I can't seem to find another solution.

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