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how do I disable sending email notifications on changes to a confluence page

Hi! I am using confluence cloud. Could you please help me with my question. Information on this LINK seems to be dated. I don't see the options mentioned.

Thanks in advance.


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Andrew Kendris Community Leader Jan 11, 2021

Hello Amit - great question!

From what I found, there is no way to disable the trigger of emails when a page is initially published or when edits are made and you want to notify watchers.

However, if you want to publish a page and not notify anyone (this includes both push notifications and email alerts) that is possible.  In the edit screen, rather than publishing the page, you can click on the "More Actions" button next to "Close" button and you'll be presented with a dropdown where you can "publish without notifying watchers".

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If you want to remove the noise of emails while still notify watchers in Confluence, my suggestion is to create a rule for your inbox to automatically move these emails to a dedicated Confluence Alerts folder and mark as "read".


Hope this helps!

Thank you for your time. Much appreciate this. This is certainly helpful. Although an overt control for the confluence page/space administrator would be more straightforward. 

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Clark Everson Community Leader Jan 11, 2021

Hi Amit,


Welcome to the Community!

When you go to edit a page there is a checkbox to click to prevent watchers from being notified about changes. Uncheck that and people won't be notified.

For other notifications this is on a per user basis


Hope this information helps!


Thank you. Very helpful. 

Hi Clark,

is there an option to turn it off by default/globally?



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Is there a possibility to uncheck this by default/globally for Confluence Server?



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I would find it very helpful to turn off emails, for some pages, the emails are just spam.

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