How To Turn Off Jira Email Notifications

If you find Jira’s email notifications to be overwhelming, especially when working with a large team or multiple projects, there is a solution. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to disable these notifications for a more efficient and focused workflow, without sacrificing the useful information they provide.

Understanding Notification Schemes

First, let’s understand how Jira notifications work. Jira uses what are known as “Notification Schemes” to determine who gets notified about what. Each project in Jira has a Notification Scheme associated with it that specifies who gets notified for a given event. For example, all issue-related events (issue created, issue updated, issue resolved, etc.) can have different notification settings.

Turning Off Email Notifications

Turning off email notifications in Jira requires changing the settings in the Notification Scheme of the project. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Log into Jira with an account that has administrative permissions.
  2. Click on Projects, and select the project for which you want to change the notifications.
  3. Go to Project settings and then click on Notification Scheme.
  4. In the Notification Scheme, you’ll see a list of all the events and the people that get notified for each event. Click on Edit.
  5. Remove the groups or roles that you don’t want to receive email notifications.
  6. Click Save to apply your changes.

Here is an example of how to remove the ‘All watchers’ role from the ‘Issue Created’ event:

      Click on the 'Actions' button next to the 'Issue Created' event. 
      Select 'Edit notifications'. 
      In the 'Notifications' section, find the 'All watchers' role and click on the 'Remove' button next to it.
      Click 'Submit'.


That’s it! You now know how to turn off email notifications in Jira. Remember, communication is key in any project, so make sure to discuss these changes with your team members before implementing them. Also, keep in mind that these settings are project-specific, so you’ll need to repeat these steps for each project individually.