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Configure the recommended updates email notification

Confluence Cloud sends a regular email report to subscribers, containing the top content that is relevant to the person receiving the message, from spaces they have permission to view. This is called the 'Recommended Updates' notification.

If you have Confluence Administrator or System Administrator permissions, you can configure the default settings that determine how often the Recommended Updates notification is sent. When new users are added to Confluence Cloud, the default settings will be applied to their user profiles.

Confluence Cloud users can select their personal settings, which will override the defaults. See Subscribe to email notifications for more information.

Initial settings of the defaults

When you first start using Confluence Cloud, the initial values of the default settings are as follows:

  • The default frequency is weekly.

  • If your Confluence Cloud site has public signup enabled, the Recommended Updates notification is disabled by default. If public signup is not enabled, the notification is enabled by default.

You can change the above settings, specifying a different default value for the site.


  • The Recommended Updates notification is sent only to people who have a user profile in Confluence Cloud. If your Confluence Cloud site uses external user management, such as LDAP, then people will receive the report only after they have logged in for the first time. (The first login creates their user profile.)

  • The daily email message is sent at 1 p.m. in the user's configured time zone.

  • The weekly email message is sent at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the user's configured time zone.

You can set the the default send option (send / do not send) and the default schedule (daily or weekly).

To configure the Recommended Updates email notification:

  1. If you aren’t already there, go to your Confluence Cloud site.

  2. Select the settings wheel () in the top right corner to open site settings.

  3. Select Recommended Updates Email from the sidebar (under Configuration).

  4. Select your preferred options:

    1. To change the frequency of the emails, select your preferred schedule from the dropdown menu (next to the “Default Schedule” label).

    2. To stop sending the emails entirely, uncheck the box labeled Send by default.

Your changes are saved automatically.

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