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Watchers + Distribution list

Hello,

Do you know if i have a method to add Distribution List (MS Exchange) as a watcher in order to notify a list of users?

Thank you.

Cedric

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Nic Brough Community Leader Apr 02, 2014

A distribution list is not a user, and Jira has no knowledge of your mailserver setup, so no, not directly.

Most of us create a dummy user with read-only access and give it the email address of the list.

Sorry for resurrecting a very old thread, but does your response apply to Confluence as well? I ask for clarification because I can use distribution lists in confluence to set page restrictions, so it seems to know about my mailserver setup in that case. But distribution lists do not appear to be available to use as watchers. Thanks in advance.

Nic Brough Community Leader Oct 06, 2015

Nope, it only does users and groups there. You may well have the dummy users set up for distribution lists, or you're mixing up Confluence Groups with email Distribution lists. But the only options for page restrictions are users and groups.

Thank you :)

And how about this feature? https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-40582 Please vote!

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