Silencing bug notifications for stuff you did

Launchpad’s bug mail can be a bit chatty sometimes as I’m sure you’ve noticed.  This cycle the Yellow Squad is working to give you more control about the bug mail Launchpad sends to you.

One problem that we’ve known about for a really long time was reported as bug 548 and has recently been closed thanks to the effort of  Данило Шеган and Gary Poster.  Their fix allows you to globally specify whether you want to receive email about actions you did.

Most people probably do not need to be reminded of something they did a few minutes ago and will want to turn off those emails.  But, since this is new functionality we’ve preserved the old behavior unless a user changes the setting.  If you do nothing you’ll continue to get email about actions you instigate on bugs.

Opting out of those messages is easy.  Simply go to https://launchpad.net/people/+me/+edit and uncheck the box as shown below by the big red arrow.

opt out of bug mail

As mentioned, this is just the first of many features and refinements that we’re working on to help you customize the stream of bug mail coming from Launchpad to suit your needs.

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4 Responses to “Silencing bug notifications for stuff you did”

  1. Holger Says:

    Thanks for that! I was annoyed by this for quite a while. I suggest making the new behavior the default; it was what I was expecting at the beginning.

  2. Mathias Bøhn Grytemark Says:

    Great! I’ve been waiting for this :-)

    As Holger says, this should be the default for new users.

  3. gary Says:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/launchpad/+bug/718809 tracks this last step for new users.

  4. Launchpad Blog Says:

    [...] don’t forget that you can already opt-out of email about your own actions on bugs and Launchpad won’t send email about quickly corrected [...]

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