YouTrack Server 2022.1 Help

Manage Project Notification Settings

YouTrack lets you configure the notification settings on a per-project basis. You can customize the email addresses associated with the project as well as the templates that are used for email and Jabber notifications. Project-level customizations for notification templates overwrite changes that have been applied at the global level.

You can manage project notification settings on the Notifications tab of the project profile.

Manage From and Reply-to Addresses

The Notifications tab of the project profile lets you set custom From address and Reply-to address for the project.

Project-specific addresses

When you've entered the values, click the Apply changes button to save the values and apply the changes.

Setting

Description

From address

The email address that is used to send notifications for issues in this project. This sets the value for the "From:" field in the email header. You can either use the format sender name <email@yourdomain.com> or enter an email address without the sender name. If you do not set a value, notifications are sent from the address that is set as the global default in YouTrack.

For more information, see From and Reply-to Addresses.

Reply-to address

An optional address to which email replies are sent. This sets the value for the "Reply-To:" field in the email header for messages that are sent by YouTrack. Use this setting when, for example, the address that you use to send email notifications cannot receive replies.

If you do not set a value, replies are sent to the address from which the message was sent.

  • If you set the value for the From address in the project, replies are sent to this address.

  • If you leave the From address empty, replies are sent to the address that is set as the global default in YouTrack.

Edit Notification Templates

A list of templates that are used for notifications in your project are shown on the Notification templates list on the Notifications tab of the project profile.

Notification templates per project

You can expand each item in the list to view and edit the template components. The template components are actual Freemarker Template Language files that are used as building blocks for messages.

Prerequisites

Before you modify the notification templates for your project, check the following prerequisites:

  • Your administrator has enabled notifications for either email or Jabber in your YouTrack server.

  • If you want to modify the appearance of the notification templates, you should be familiar with the syntax that is used in Freemarker Template Language files.

Edit a Notification Template

If you only want to modify the message text, you can easily update the notification templates that are used for your project. If you want to make more radical changes, see Edit Notification Templates.

To edit a notification template:

  1. Expand the item in the Notification Templates list.

  2. Open a template component (a <component_name>.ftl file)

  3. Make the desired changes.

The following controls are available for editing notification templates:

Control

Description

Available Variables

Lists the variables that can be used in this template. For more information, see Local Variables.

Save changes

Saves the current changes.

Undo

Reverts the most recent change.

Redo

Restores the most recently reverted change.

Reset to global

Discards all current and previously saved changes and restores the default notification.

Preview and Test Changes

To view how your changes affect a template or a template component, select an issue in the Issue selected for preview dropdown list. When you select a notification from the list, a preview that contains data from the selected issue is shown in the Details sidebar.

Along with the preview that shows changes in the browser window, you can also see your changes in your email or jabber client. Select the Email or Jabber branch of a template and click the Send test message button in the toolbar.

Last modified: 30 May 2022