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What is this add-on for?
Confluence sends email and Workbox notifications to page watchers about any changes made on these pages.
If you don't want to notify your colleagues about minor corrections, you should always remember to uncheck the Notify watchers option in Confluence editor.
The issue here is that a lot of people forget to do that, which results in tons of useless 'spamming' emails.
The No Email Storm app replaces the Notify watchers option with the Update & Notify button placed next to the native Update button. So the key question is only which of the two buttons to choose.
After mentioning users on Confluence pages and clicking the Save button the add-on also blocks email notifications sent to the mentioned users.
How to install?
- Install the No Email Storm extension in Confluence Admin > Manage Add-ons.
- Enable the extension for yourself in Profile - Settings.
Confluence administrators can enable the add-on for specific user groups. Navigate to Confluence Admin > Users & Security > No Email Storm.
The Confluence administrator should enter one or multiple user groups, which the add-on is enabled for.
Here the administrator can also select which button is prominent - either Update or Update & Notify.
- Configuration set by the administrator will override the settings defined by the user.
- Selection of the prominent button also affects the key combination 'Ctrl + S'. This key combination is automatically re-mapped to the prominent button.
The following table explains which extension version you should install for your Confluence.
|4.0 - 4.2||1.1.0||Yes|
|4.3 - 5.x||2.0.0+||No|
|5.2.3 - 5.8.x||2.1.0||No|
|5.6.0 - 6.8.2||2.2.0||No|
How to show the Update & Notify button only?
From No Email Storm 2.2.2 you can add the 'nes-notify' label to the page. This will hide the Update button, and the Update & Notify button will only remain.