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Stop emails for mentions

I regularly get added to Confluence docs with an at-mention but I don't want to be emailed when it happens. How do I shut that off?

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Derek Fields Community Leader Jul 12, 2021

You can't - the purpose of @mentioning you is to force an email to you. If you could turn it off, it would defeat the purpose.

How do we link to a person's profile in our documents without using a mention? As in "for help on this part of the project talk to <link:thisGuy>".

Derek Fields Community Leader Jul 12, 2021

You could use a hyperlink to the profile rather than an @mention

Benjamin Community Leader Jul 12, 2021

Hi @Scott 


Find the "thisGuy" in the people list and click on "ThisGuy". Copy the link and places on the confluence page. Edit the link with a display text of "ThisGuy". Then hit publish to save the page.


Hope this helps.

Is there a shorthand for that or are we talking about opening each person's profile page to copy-and-paste the URL?

Benjamin Community Leader Jul 12, 2021

No shorthand. Need to get the link to the person's profile.

Otherwise, the at mention is the shorthand version.

hi, @Derek Fields 

I found this option in the profile settings. After testing it, it seems to stop emails for mentions.


thank you

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@Dora Lukin That looks like exactly what I want but I can't find it in my profile. How did you get to those settings?

I went to the user icon (Your profile and settings), and then Personal Settings.

One thing though, I only tested it in Jira software, not in Confluence. so not sure if the same setting is applied to both.

@Scott I did some testing and the jira Personal settings doesn't seem to affect confluence notifications, so my bad, the Personal Settings I mentioned will not be useful for your case.

Okay, thanks for checking @Dora Lukin 

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