You can choose to have notifications automatically sent when a user commits to a pull request you're subscribed to.

Enabling email service notifications for pushes to your repository

Email notifications you receive for pushes to a repository list new commits and link to a diff containing just those commits. Web notifications you receive for pushes to a repository also link to a diff containing the new commits.

You can filter email notifications you receive for pushes to a repository. For more information, see "About notification emails." You can also turn off email notifications for pushes. For more information, see "Choosing the delivery method for your notifications."

When you receive an email notification from pushes to a repository, you'll see:

  • The name of the repository where the commit was made
  • The branch a commit was made in
  • The SHA1 of the commit, including a link to the diff in GitHub
  • The author of the commit
  • The date when the commit was made
  • The files that were changed as part of the commit
  • The commit message

  1. On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. Under your repository name, click Settings. Repository settings button

  3. Click Integrations & Services. Integrations and services selection

  4. Click Add service, then type "Email." Add service menu

  5. Type up to two email addresses, separated by whitespace, where you'd like notifications to be sent. If you'd like to send emails to more than two accounts, set one of the email addresses to a group email address. Email address textbox
  6. If you operate your own server, you can verify the integrity of emails via the Secret token. This token is sent with the email as the Approved header. If the Approved header matches the token you sent, you can trust that the email is from GitHub. Email secret textbox
  7. Optionally, select Send from author to have emails delivered using the committer's email address. Otherwise, emails are sent from noreply@github.com. Email author checkbox
  8. Click Add service. Email add service

Disabling email service notifications for pushes to your repository

  1. On GitHub, navigate to the main page of the repository.

  2. Under your repository name, click Settings. Repository settings button

  3. Click Integrations & Services. Integrations and services selection

  4. Under "Services", next to your added email service, click . Delete email service

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