How to receive email notifications when an Epic has an Issue added to it

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I have user added to the WatchList of an Epic. some other user has added an item to that Epic. My expectation was that I would receive email notification(s) when that happens, but that did not happen. What do I need to configure or change to ensure that future additions of Jira items into that Epic result in an email notification back to my email account?

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Your observation is absolutely logical with the philosophy of Atlassians implementation of another entity above "issue".

When you add a story to an epic, not the epic is modified but the story get an entry in the field "Epic Link".

The Agile Plugin itself resolves the relation epic<->story when loaded.

What could help is to implement a groovy script that is called when a stories' "Epic Link" field is modified. This script could resolve the epic and then simply add a comment to the epic and all watchers would get a mail.

Thanks. Now that clarifies things for me.

No, I'm not going to spend time implementing a groovy script. It is not worth the time cost for me personally at the moment.

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