The past few months I’ve been fine-tuning a mail filter to reduce the amount of Jira notification mails I receive in my inbox. Last year Atlassian already improved the experience quite a bit, but I still get a lot of notifications I don’t care about.
Notification I do care about
I only care about notifications for me being mentioned or assigned. Furthermore I want to read comments on issues I watch and new issues that are created with me as the assignee.
The solution I’ve made is quite simple. It relies on a filter rule that is applied to incoming emails:
- Filter mails from the Jira email address.
- Make sure they do not contain one of these words:
- Let them be moved to the trash.
I’m quite happy with how well this works. It has removed a lot of noise from my inbox.