You will receive email notifications for:

  • Edits (unless the user ticks the 'Minor change' checkbox).
  • Deletions.
  • Attachments, including new versions or deletions of an existing attachment.
  • Comments, including new comments, edits of existing comments or deletions of existing comments.

You will not receive email notifications for content changes that are due to the output of a macro. For example: Let's assume Page A contains a {children} macro. The output of the {children} macro will change if someone adds a child page. Page A when displayed will show the new child page. But the page content itself has not been edited, so no notifications will be sent.

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Watching a Page or Blog Post

To start watching a page or blog post:

  1. Go to the page or blog post.
  2. Click the 'Tools' menu at the top of the page.
  3. Click the 'Watch' icon in the dropdown menu.

To stop watching a page or blog post:

  1. Go to the page or blog post.
  2. Click the 'Tools' menu at the top of the page.
  3. Click the 'Stop watching' icon in the dropdown menu.

Setting Autowatch and Other Notification Options

By default, Confluence will assign you as a watcher of any page or blog post that you create or edit. This behaviour is called 'autowatch'. You can turn autowatch on or off, and set other notification options, in the email settings section of your user profile. See Subscribing to Email Notifications of Updates to Confluence Content.

Watching an Entire Space

You can choose to watch all the pages and blog posts in a given space. See Watching a Space.

Watching for New Blog Posts

You can choose to watch for:

Managing Watches via your User Profile

Managing Watches via the Email Message

Example of an Email Notification

Here is an example of the email notification you will receive when someone adds a comment to a page that you are watching:

Screenshot above: Email notification

RELATED TOPICS

Watching a Space
Subscribing to Email Notifications of Updates to Confluence Content
Tracking Updates to Confluence Pages and Spaces
Updating Email Address

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