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Configuring notifications

Choose the type of activity on GitHub that you want to receive notifications for and how you want these updates delivered.

Notification delivery options

You can receive notifications for activity on your enterprise in the following locations.

  • The notifications inbox in the your enterprise web interface
  • An email client that uses a verified email address, which can also sync with the notifications inbox on your enterprise

Sugerencia: Si recibe notificaciones web y por correo electrónico, puede sincronizar automáticamente el estado de leído o no leído de las mismas para que las notificaciones web se marquen de forma automática como leídas una vez que haya leído la notificación por correo electrónico correspondiente. Para habilitar esta sincronización, el cliente de correo electrónico debe poder ver imágenes de la dirección de correo electrónico de no-reply para el GitHub AE nombre de host.

Benefits of the notifications inbox

The notifications inbox on your enterprise includes triaging options designed specifically for your GitHub notifications flow, including options to:

  • Triage multiple notifications at once.
  • Mark completed notifications as Done and remove them from your inbox. To view all of your notifications marked as Done, use the is:done query.
  • Save a notification to review later. Saved notifications are flagged in your inbox and kept indefinitely. To view all of your saved notifications, use the is:saved query.
  • Unsubscribe and remove a notification from your inbox.
  • Preview the issue, pull request, or team discussion where the notification originates on your enterprise from within the notifications inbox.
  • See one of the latest reasons you're receiving a notification from your inbox with a reasons label.
  • Create custom filters to focus on different notifications when you want.
  • Group notifications in your inbox by repository or date to get a quick overview with less context switching

Benefits of using an email client for notifications

One benefit of using an email client is that all of your notifications can be kept indefinitely depending on your email client's storage capacity. Your inbox notifications are only kept for 5 months on GitHub unless you've marked them as Saved. Saved notifications are kept indefinitely. For more information about your inbox's retention policy, see "About notifications."

Sending notifications to your email client also allows you to customize your inbox according to your email client's settings, which can include custom or color-coded labels.

Email notifications also allow flexibility with the types of notifications you receive and allow you to choose different email addresses for updates. For example, you can send certain notifications for a repository to a verified personal email address. For more information, about your email customization options, see "Customizing your email notifications."

About participating and watching notifications

When you watch a repository, you're subscribing to updates for activity in that repository. Similarly, when you watch a specific team's discussions, you're subscribing to all conversation updates on that team's page. For more information, see "About team discussions."

To see repositories that you're watching, go to your watching page. For more information, see "Managing subscriptions and notifications on GitHub."

Configuring notifications

You can configure notifications for a repository on the repository page, or on your watching page.

About custom notifications

You can customize notifications for a repository. For example, you can choose to only be notified when updates to one or more types of events (issues, pull requests, releases, security alerts, or discussions) happen within a repository, or ignore all notifications for a repository. For more information, see "Configuring your watch settings for an individual repository" below.

Participating in conversations

Anytime you comment in a conversation or when someone @mentions your username, you are participating in a conversation. By default, you are automatically subscribed to a conversation when you participate in it. You can unsubscribe from a conversation you've participated in manually by clicking Unsubscribe on the issue or pull request or through the Unsubscribe option in the notifications inbox.

For conversations you're watching or participating in, you can choose whether you want to receive notifications by email or through the notifications inbox on your enterprise.

Participating and watching notifications options

For example:

  • If you don't want notifications to be sent to your email, unselect email for participating and watching notifications.
  • If you want to receive notifications by email when you've participated in a conversation, then you can select email under "Participating".

If you do not enable watching or participating notifications for web, then your notifications inbox will not have any updates.

Customizing your email notifications

After enabling email notifications, your enterprise will send notifications to you as multipart emails that contain both HTML and plain text copies of the content. Email notification content includes any Markdown, @mentions, emojis, hash-links, and more, that appear in the original content on your enterprise. If you only want to see the text in the email, you can configure your email client to display the plain text copy only.

Nota: Solo recibirá notificaciones por correo electrónico si la compatibilidad con el correo electrónico de salida está habilitada en your enterprise. Para obtener más información, contacta a tu administrador de sitio.

Sugerencia: Si recibe notificaciones web y por correo electrónico, puede sincronizar automáticamente el estado de leído o no leído de las mismas para que las notificaciones web se marquen de forma automática como leídas una vez que haya leído la notificación por correo electrónico correspondiente. Para habilitar esta sincronización, el cliente de correo electrónico debe poder ver imágenes de la dirección de correo electrónico de no-reply para el GitHub AE nombre de host.

Choose a default email address where you want to send updates for conversations you're participating in or watching. You can also specify which activity on your enterprise you want to receive updates for using your default email address. For example, choose whether you want updates to your default email from:

  • Comments on issues and pull requests.
  • Pull request reviews.
  • Pull request pushes.
  • Your own updates, such as when you open, comment on, or close an issue or pull request.

Depending on the organization that owns the repository, you can also send notifications to different email addresses. Your organization may require the email address to be verified for a specific domain. For more information, see "Choosing where your organization’s email notifications are sent."

You can also send notifications for a specific repository to an email address. For more information, see "About email notifications for pushes to your repository."

Solo recibirás correo electrónicos de notificación si optaste por recibir notificaciones por correo electrónico en los ajustes de las notificaciones.

Filtering email notifications

Each email notification that your enterprise sends contains header information. The header information in every email is consistent, so you can use it in your email client to filter or forward all GitHub notifications, or certain types of GitHub notifications.

If you believe you're receiving notifications that don't belong to you, examine the X-GitHub-Recipient and X-GitHub-Recipient-Address headers. These headers show who the intended recipient is. Depending on your email setup, you may receive notifications intended for another user.

Email notifications from your enterprise contain the following header information:

HeaderInformation
From addressThis address will always be 'the no-reply email address configured by your site administrator'.
To fieldThis field connects directly to the thread.
Cc addressGitHub AE will Cc you if you're subscribed to a conversation. The second Cc email address matches the notification reason. The suffix for these notification reasons is basado en la dirección de correo electrónico sin respuesta configurada por el administrador del sitio. The possible notification reasons are:
  • assign: You were assigned to an issue or pull request.
  • author: You created an issue or pull request.
  • ci_activity: A GitHub Actions workflow run that you triggered was completed.
  • comment: You commented on an issue or pull request.
  • manual: There was an update to an issue or pull request you manually subscribed to.
  • mention: You were mentioned on an issue or pull request.
  • push: Someone committed to a pull request you're subscribed to.
  • review_requested: You or a team you're a member of was requested to review a pull request.
  • security_alert: GitHub detected a vulnerability in a repository you receive alerts for.
  • state_change: An issue or pull request you're subscribed to was either closed or opened.
  • subscribed: There was an update in a repository you're watching.
  • team_mention: A team you belong to was mentioned on an issue or pull request.
  • your_activity: You opened, commented on, or closed an issue or pull request.
mailing list fieldThis field identifies the name of the repository and its owner. The format of this address is always <repository name>.<repository owner>.[hostname].
X-GitHub-Severity fieldLas notificaciones por correo electrónico para Dependabot alerts que afectan a uno o más repositorios incluyen el campo de encabezado X-GitHub-Severity. Puede usar el valor del campo de encabezado X-GitHub-Severity para filtrar las notificaciones por correo electrónico de Dependabot alerts. The possible severity levels are:
  • low
  • moderate
  • high
  • critical
For more information, see "About Dependabot alerts."

Choosing your notification settings

  1. En la esquina superior derecha de cualquier página, haga clic en . Notificación que indica un mensaje no leído
  2. En la barra lateral izquierda, debajo de la lista de repositorios, utiliza el menú desplegable "Administrar notificaciones" para hacer clic en Configuración de notificaciones. Opciones del menú desplegable Administrar notificaciones
  3. On the notifications settings page, choose how you receive notifications when:

Automatic watching

By default, anytime you gain access to a new repository, you will automatically begin watching that repository. Anytime you join a new team, you will automatically be subscribed to updates and receive notifications when that team is @mentioned. If you don't want to automatically be subscribed, you can unselect the automatic watching options.

Automatic watching options

If "Automatically watch repositories" is disabled, then you will not automatically watch your own repositories. You must navigate to your repository page and choose the watch option.

Configuring your watch settings for an individual repository

You can choose whether to watch or unwatch an individual repository. You can also choose to only be notified of certain event types such as issues, pull requests, releases, security alerts, or discussions (if enabled for the repository) , or completely ignore an individual repository.

  1. En your enterprise, vaya a la página principal del repositorio.

  2. In the upper-right corner, select the "Watch" drop-down menu to click a watch option. Watch options in a drop-down menu for a repository

    The Custom option allows you to further customize notifications so that you're only notified when specific events happen in the repository, in addition to participating and @mentions. Custom watch options in a drop-down menu for a repository If you select "Issues", you will be notified about, and subscribed to, updates on every issue (including those that existed prior to you selecting this option) in the repository. If you're @mentioned in a pull request in this repository, you'll receive notifications for that too, and you'll be subscribed to updates on that specific pull request, in addition to being notified about issues.

Choosing where your organization’s email notifications are sent

If you belong to an organization, you can choose the email account you want notifications for organization activity sent to. For example, if you belong to an organization for work, you may want your notifications sent to your work email address, rather than your personal address.

Solo recibirás correo electrónicos de notificación si optaste por recibir notificaciones por correo electrónico en los ajustes de las notificaciones.

  1. En la esquina superior derecha de cualquier página, haga clic en . Notificación que indica un mensaje no leído
  2. En la barra lateral izquierda, debajo de la lista de repositorios, utiliza el menú desplegable "Administrar notificaciones" para hacer clic en Configuración de notificaciones. Opciones del menú desplegable Administrar notificaciones
  3. Under "Default notification email", select the email address you'd like notifications sent to. Default notification email address drop-down
  4. Click Save.

Customizing email routes per organization

If you are a member of more than one organization, you can configure each one to send notifications to any of the email addresses for your account.

  1. En la esquina superior derecha de cualquier página, haga clic en . Notificación que indica un mensaje no leído
  2. En la barra lateral izquierda, debajo de la lista de repositorios, utiliza el menú desplegable "Administrar notificaciones" para hacer clic en Configuración de notificaciones. Opciones del menú desplegable Administrar notificaciones
  3. Under "Custom routing," find your organization's name in the list. List of organizations and email addresses
  4. Click Edit next to the email address you want to change. Editing an organization's email addresses
  5. Select one of your verified email addresses, then click Save. Switching your per-org email address

Dependabot alerts notification options

Puedes elegir el método de entrega de las notificaciones, así como la frecuencia en las que se te envían. De manera predeterminada, si el propietario de tu empresa ha configurado las notificaciones por correo electrónico en tu instancia, recibirás Dependabot alerts:

  • por correo electrónico, se enviará un mensaje de correo electrónico cuando se habilite Dependabot para un repositorio, cuando se confirme un archivo de manifiesto nuevo en el repositorio y cuando se encuentre una vulnerabilidad nueva de gravedad crítica o alta (la opción Email each time a vulnerability is found).
  • en la interfaz de usuario, se muestra una advertencia en las vistas de archivos y código del repositorio si hay dependencias no seguras (opción Alertas de la interfaz de usuario).
  • en la línea de comandos, las advertencias se muestran como devoluciones de llamada al insertar en repositorios con dependencias no seguras (opción Línea de comandos).
  • en la bandeja de entrada, como notificaciones web. Se enviará una notificación web cuando se habilite Dependabot en un repositorio, cuando se confirme un archivo de manifiesto nuevo en el repositorio y cuando se encuentre una vulnerabilidad nueva con gravedad crítica o alta (la opción Web).

Nota: Las notificaciones por correo electrónico y web son las siguientes:

  • por repositorio cuando Dependabot se habilita en el repositorio o cuando se confirma un archivo de manifiesto nuevo en el repositorio.

  • por organización cuando se descubre una vulnerabilidad nueva.

Puede personalizar la forma en que recibe notificaciones sobre Dependabot alerts. Por ejemplo, puede recibir un correo electrónico semanal con el resumen de las alertas de hasta 10 de los repositorios mediante las opciones Email a digest summary of vulnerabilities y Weekly security email digest.

For more information about the notification delivery methods available to you, and advice on optimizing your notifications for Dependabot alerts, see "Configuring notifications for Dependabot alerts."