You can 'watch' a page, a blog post or a space. Confluence will then send you a notification by email whenever anyone adds or updates content on that page, blog post or space. You can also subscribe to daily email reports and other notifications of various updates, as described below

For instructions on configuring an email server so that Confluence can send email notifications, see the administrator's guide to Configuring a Server for Outgoing Mail.

On this page:

Receiving Regular Email Notifications of Updates by Watching a Page, Blog Post or Space


To set up a watch on a specific page, blog post or space, see:

The above pages also tell you how to stop watching.

Editing Your Email Notification Settings in Your User Profile

In addition to watching a page or space, as described above, you can set up various other notifications and configure the format of your notifications.

To configure the settings described on the rest of this page, you need to go to the 'Email Settings' page in your user profile.

To edit your email notification settings,

  1. Click the 'Email' link in the left-hand panel. The 'Email Settings' screen will appear.
  2. Click the 'Edit' button.

Turning Autowatch On or Off

By default, Confluence will assign you as a watcher of any page that you create or edit. This behaviour is called 'autowatch'. Autowatch is turned on by default. You can turn it off and on, as described below.

To turn autowatch off,

  1. Go to the email notification settings page in your user profile and open the page for editing, as described above.
  2. Remove the tick from the check box beside 'Autowatch'.
  3. Click 'Submit' when you have finished updating all settings as you wish.

To turn autowatch on,

  1. Go to the email notification settings page in your user profile and open the page for editing, as described above.
  2. Select the check box beside 'Autowatch'.
  3. Click 'Submit' when you have finished updating all settings as you wish.

Receiving Notification of Your Own Actions

You can choose to receive an email notification about content changes that you yourself have made.

To subscribe to email notifications for changes that you yourself have made,

  1. Go to the email notification settings page in your user profile and open the page for editing, as described above.
  2. Select the check box beside 'Notify on my actions'.
  3. Click 'Submit' when you have finished updating all settings as you wish.

Receiving Regular Email Notifications of All New Blog Posts

You can subscribe to email notifications for all new blog posts in your Confluence site that you have permission to view.

To subscribe to email notifications about all new blog posts,

  1. Go to the email notification settings page in your user profile and open the page for editing, as described above.
  2. Select the check box beside 'Subscribe to all blog posts'.
  3. Click 'Submit' when you have finished updating all settings as you wish.

Receiving Regular Email Notifications of New Blog Posts in a Given Space

You can subscribe to email notifications for new blog posts in a specific space, provided you have permission to view that space.

See Watching a Space.

Receiving Regular Email Notifications of Changes by Users You Are Following

You can subscribe to email notifications for changes to content by all users that you are following. You must have permission to view the content that has been changed by the user for it to be included in the notifications.

To subscribe to email notifications for changes made by users you are following,

  1. Go to the email notification settings page in your user profile and open the page for editing, as described above.
  2. Select the check box beside 'Subscribe to network'.
  3. Click 'Submit' when you have finished updating all settings as you wish.

Receiving Daily Email Reports

You can subscribe to a daily email report showing all changes to content in all spaces that you have permission to view.

To subscribe to the daily report,

  1. Go to the email notification settings page in your user profile and open the page for editing, as described above.
  2. Select the check box beside 'Subscribe to daily updates'.
  3. Click 'Submit' when you have finished updating all settings as you wish.

Setting the Format and Content of the Email Messages

You can decide on the format of the email message (HTML or plain text) and the content of the email message (changes made and/or full content of the updated page or blog post).

To configure the format and content of the email notification,

  1. Go to the email notification settings page in your user profile and open the page for editing, as described above.
  2. From the 'Email format' drop-down menu, select whether you want to receive your notifications as HTML or plain text. This will apply to all your email notifications, including your page/space watches.
  3. If you want your notification to include a list of the changes made to the content, select the check box beside 'Show changed content'. This requires HTML format for your emails.
  4. If you want your notification to include the full content of the updated page or blog post, select the check box beside 'Show full content'. This requires HTML format for your emails.
  5. Click 'Submit' when you have finished updating all settings as you wish.


Screenshot: Subscribing to email notifications

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