When are email notifications sent?


There are 4 types of email notifications in BugHerd:

You can manage your notification preferences by editing your Profile (https://www.bugherd.com/settings/notifications).


New Task Update emails

When enabled, New Task Updates are sent immediately when a New Task is created in your project. Pretty straight-forward really! :D



Task Update emails

When enabled, Task Updates are sent immediately when important actions happen on your Task. These are intended to keep Project Managers, Members, and Guests aware of any conversation that is occurring on a Task.

Task updates notify you immediately when any of the following actions occur.

  • Task assigned to you
  • Comment on a task you reported
  • Comment on a task assigned to you
  • Comment on a task you have commented on
  • If you’re a Manager of a project, comments on un-assigned tasks

Here's an example Task Update email from Bugherd...



Project Update emails

When enabled, Project Updates are sent on an hourly, daily, or weekly frequency. They are designed to give you a high-level summary of things that are important but probably not necessary to know about as they happen.

The Project Update email provides you with a summary of:

  • New Tasks created
  • New Comments
  • Tasks moved to Done
  • Tasks Closed

Here's an example of the Project Update email that BugHerd will send you.




@mention emails

When you @mention a user in a comment, an email notification is sent immediately to the user. You can @mention anyone who has access to the Project. Please note; @mention notifications are not able to be turned off in BugHerd.




A note about Public feedback

For tasks created by the public via the "send feedback" widget, no email notification is ever sent to the creator. If you need to contact them, please use the email address provided in the details pane.


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    Scott Borhauer

    Can we take people off the email notification. Some people just want to login to see what they have to do.  Need a turn off email notification per account

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    Vincent Brendel

    Hi Scott,

    The notification emails have a link to settings at the bottom. Each user can individually manage the frequency and optionally stop their notification emails. For those users who don't have a password yet, they can use the "reset password" facility. The link to the notification frequency settings is:

    http://www.bugherd.com/settings (requires login)

    Cheers, Vincent

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    Jeff Safire

    Yes, it would be nice to have a feature for the admin to be able to control this. However, a quick note to Scott: Assuming you are the admin, you should have the original logins for everyone. At least, this is the case for guest beta testers in my setup. So, I logged into each person's account and set all the settings the way I wanted them. Not sure if this works the same for a team but, worth a look.




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    Vincent Brendel

    Thanks Jeff, you would indeed be able to do so with guests since you have their link. This is not the case with team members, sorry.

    It's a common request to be able to manage other team member's notifications however we do believe this is a matter of personal preference. What we need to understand is the reasons why you really don't want your members to get emails so that we may improve the experience in the future. Do you have any feedback you'd like to pass on?

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