Restricting email notifications for your enterprise

You can prevent your enterprise's information from leaking into personal email accounts by restricting the domains where members can receive email notifications about activity in organizations owned by your enterprise.

Enterprise owners can restrict email notifications for an enterprise.

Restriction of email notifications to approved or verified domains is available with GitHub Enterprise Cloud and GitHub Enterprise Server. For more information, see "GitHub's products."

About email restrictions for your enterprise

When you restrict email notifications, enterprise members can only use an email address in a verified or approved domain to receive email notifications about activity in organizations owned by your enterprise.

Note: Domain approval is currently in beta and subject to change.

The domains can be inherited from the enterprise or configured for the specific organization. For more information, see "Verifying or approving a domain for your enterprise" and "Restricting email notifications for your organization."

To continue receiving email notifications after you enable restrictions, members must verify any email addresses within domains that you verify or approve. For more information, see "Verifying your email address."

If email restrictions are enabled for an enterprise, organization owners cannot disable email restrictions for any organization owned by the enterprise. If changes occur that result in an organization having no verified or approved domains, either inherited from an enterprise that owns the organization or for the specific organization, email restrictions will be disabled for the organization.

Restricting email notifications for your enterprise

Before you can restrict email notifications for your enterprise, you must verify or approve at least one domain for the enterprise. For more information, see "Verifying or approving a domain for your enterprise."

  1. In the top-right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your enterprises. "Your enterprises" in drop-down menu for profile photo on GitHub Enterprise Cloud

  2. In the list of enterprises, click the enterprise you want to view. Name of an enterprise in list of your enterprises

  3. In the enterprise account sidebar, click Settings. Settings tab in the enterprise account sidebar

  4. Under "Settings", click Verified & approved domains. "Verified & approved domains" tab

  5. Under "Notification preferences", select Restrict email notifications to only approved or verified domains. Checkbox to restrict email notifications to verified domain emails

  6. Click Save.

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