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We have setup a watch for several spaces and have changed the email notifications to only have checked for "subscribe to daily updates" but I am still getting individual emails for changes made to pages in the space I am watching... can I stop this?

When our permanent licenses were put in for some reason, all of the pages I have access to had watch set. I found that in the email settings, autowatch along with some other settings were checked. I turned off watch on all of the individual pages and only left it on a few spaces. Then in email settings I unchecked everything except for "subscribe to daily updates". I would like to find out why I am receiving individual emails when a change is made to a page and find out how to turn this off so I only get one email per day summarizing the updates.

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Steven Behnke Community Champion Aug 05, 2016

If you are Watching a space, you will receive all updates to that space, period.

The Subscribe to Daily Updates is a scheduled job that runs daily regardless of what you're watching.

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This sort of thing is perhaps the one common criticism, if any, of Confluence "I get too many emails"

You have two watch settings

  • Watch this Page (i.e. page by page selection mainly based on pages you do something on)
  • Watch this Space (any page in this Space that you have view rights to)

Check what Watches you have in your profile - click your profile icon top right - you may be amazed what you are watching!!

But you also have Notifications which are very similar, but a but different to Watches

Have a read the Confluence documentation carefully ... I have to go back and check what it says every now and then because it states the facts of the settings but doesn't really show you the implications/results of your settings so you need to keep an eye on what is happening.

 

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