Choosing the delivery method for your notifications

You can receive your notifications on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance or have them delivered through your email client.

For personal accounts, notification emails are automatically sent to your default notification email.

You'll only receive email notifications if outbound email support is enabled on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance. For more information, contact your site administrator.

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Choosing the delivery method for notifications about repository activity

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Settings icon in the user bar

  2. In the user settings sidebar, click Notifications.

    Notification center

  3. Configure how you would like to receive notifications you either participate in or watch by selecting the checkboxes:

    • Selecting Email sends an email to your default notification email.
    • Selecting Web allows you to access the notifications on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.

    Configuring notification settings

  4. If you selected Email for conversations you're either participating in or watching, choose which updates you receive by selecting the checkboxes in the "Notification email" section:

    • Select Comments on Issues and Pull Requests to receive an email when someone makes a comment in an issue or in the "Conversation" tab of a pull request.
    • Select Pull request reviews to receive an email when someone makes a review comment in the "Files changed" tab of a pull request.
    • Select Pull request pushes to receive an email when someone adds commits to a pull request that you're subscribed to.
    • Select Include your own updates to receive an email when you open, comment on, or close an issue or pull request.
      Configuring email notification options

Choosing the delivery method for security alerts for vulnerable dependencies

If your repository has a supported dependency manifest, whenever GitHub Enterprise detects a vulnerable dependency in your repository, you will receive a weekly digest email. You can also configure your security alerts as web notifications, individual email notifications, daily email digests, or alerts in the GitHub Enterprise interface. For more information, see "About security alerts for vulnerable dependencies."

Your site administrator must enable security alerts for vulnerable dependencies for your GitHub Enterprise Server instance before you can use this feature. For more information, see "Enabling security alerts for vulnerable dependencies on GitHub Enterprise Server."

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.

    Settings icon in the user bar

  2. In the user settings sidebar, click Notifications.

    Notification center

  3. Under "Security alerts", configure how you would like to receive notifications when GitHub Enterprise detects a vulnerable dependency in your repository:

    Options to configure notifications for security alerts

    • Selecting UI alerts displays a banner in the GitHub Enterprise interface.
    • Selecting Command Line displays warnings as a callback when you push to a repository with vulnerabilities.
    • Selecting Web allows you to access the notifications on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance.
    • Selecting Email each time a vulnerability is found sends an email to your default notification email.
    • Selecting Email a digest summary of vulnerabilities sends a digest email with a summary of up to 10 repositories' security alerts. Use the drop-down menu to choose to receive digest emails daily or weekly.

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