I have all my Jira emails going to a junk folder because there's WAY to many to pay attention to but that means I also miss the ones where someone tags me on something I really need to see. How can I change the settings to just send notifications for certain ones and not for every little change that someone makes?
You need to modify the Notification scheme, whcih can be applied to one or several jira project.
A notification is sent to a user/role/group when a event is triggered.
You can remove all notifications except issue assigned and comment I guess (to be minimal)
You need to be admin for modification of the notification scheme.
More info here
You can't as a user.
I have found the default notification scheme is overkill everywhere I've setup JIRA. If you haven't setup the default user profile to exclude sending updates they make I suggest you change the default and have all the users modify their profile. Talk to your users to see what they want. Most reporters want create, close, and maybe one or two other milestones statuses depending on the issue type. You can easily create custom events to put in the transition post functions for those events. If you allow people other than the assignee to work on the issue the assignee may want notification of things they do, especially update and comment.
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!Find an event
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!
Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.Host an event