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How do I receive only @mentions notifications in JIRA AGILE?

Our users get a lot of notifications from Jira. The ones that really matter are the comments in which they are mentioned. We want to create a notification scheme that just sends an email when a specific user is mentioned and removes all of the other notifications, particularly for system and project administrators. 

I did not see an EVENT for a "mention" so I cannot add a notification just for that. I only see a "comment" event.  Nor did I see a "role" of "mention.


As a project admin I completely ignore all jira notifications as I get too many of them and I routinely miss questions from my team that are directed to me.


Please help!

3 answers

Something that helped me is using a custom Stylesheet (with Stylus Chrome / Firefox extension) which can at least highlight mentions/comments in the notification feed.

It works directly in Jira as well as the Atlassian notification page:

/* ==UserStyle==
@Name  Notification Highlight
@version        1.0.0
@description    A new userstyle
@author         Me
==/UserStyle== */
@-moz-document domain(""), domain("") {
    a[data-testid="notification-item-main-action"] + * {
        position: relative;
    a[data-testid="notification-item-main-action"][aria-label*="mentioned"] {
        background: rgba(255,0,0,0.24);
    a[data-testid="notification-item-main-action"][aria-label*="commented"] {
        background: rgba(255,0,255,0.24);

Is there a solution to this now?

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I wish I had an answer to this. This is something that drives me crazy. The best workaround I've found is a combination of email filtering in outlook and setting up a JQL filter that I manually check once a day or so (if you add "comments ~ currentUser()" to a JQL query, it pulls up issues that mention you).

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