Restricting email notifications for your organization

To prevent organization information from leaking into personal email accounts, you can restrict the domains where members can receive email notifications about organization activity.

Organization owners can restrict email notifications for an organization.

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

When restricted email notifications are enabled in an organization, members can only use an email address associated with a verified or approved domain to receive email notifications about organization activity. For more information, see "Verifying or approving a domain for your organization."

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

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."

Outside collaborators are not subject to restrictions on email notifications for verified or approved domains. For more information about outside collaborators, see "Roles in an organization."

If your organization is owned by an enterprise account, organization members will be able to receive notifications from any domains verified or approved for the enterprise account, in addition to any domains verified or approved for the organization. For more information, see "Verifying or approving a domain for your enterprise."

Restricting email notifications

Before you can restrict email notifications for your organization, you must verify or approve at least one domain for the organization, or an enterprise owner must have verified or approved at least one domain for the enterprise account.

For more information about verifying and approving domains for an organization, see "Verifying or approving a domain for your organization."

  1. In the top right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your organizations. Your organizations in the profile menu
  2. Next to the organization, click Settings. The settings button
  3. In the left sidebar, click Verified & approved domains. "Verified & approved domains" tab
  4. Under "Notification preferences", select Restrict email notifications to only approved or verified domains. Checkbox to restrict email notifications to verified domain emails
  5. Click Save.

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