Notifications provide updates about the activities and conversations you're interested in. You can receive notifications on GitHub Enterprise or through your email client.

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

The notifications you receive will either be participating notifications or watching notifications. Both types of notifications can be received as web notifications or email notifications. For more information, see "About web notifications" and "About email notifications."

Participating notifications are received when you're directly involved in activities or conversations within a repository. You'll receive a notification when:

  • You, or a team you're a member of, are mentioned. For more information, see "Basic writing and formatting syntax.".
  • You're assigned to an issue or pull request.
  • A comment is added in a conversation you're subscribed to.
  • A commit is made to a pull request you're subscribed to.
  • You open, comment on, or close an issue or pull request.
  • A review is submitted that approves or requests changes to a pull request you're subscribed to.
  • You're requested to review a pull request.

Watching notifications are received for updates in repositories that you're watching. You'll receive a notification when:

  • An issue is opened.
  • A comment is added to an open issue.
  • A pull request is opened.
  • A comment is added to an open pull request.
  • A comment is added to a commit.
  • A release is published. For more information, see "About releases."
  • A review is submitted that approves or requests changes to a pull request.

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