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Bitbucket Server sends email notifications to the author, reviewers and watchers of a pull request when the below events occur.


Pull request event Notification recipients
A pull request is opened The reviewers of the pull request
The pull request is merged The watchers of the pull request
The pull request is declined The watchers of the pull request
The pull request is reopened

The watchers of the pull request

The pull request is deleted The watchers of the pull request
A reviewer is added The added reviewer
A reviewer is removed The removed reviewer
The reviewers are updated The pull request author
The pull request is approved The watchers of the pull request
The pull request is reviewed The pull request author
The pull request is unapproved The watchers of the pull request
A commit is made to the source branch The watchers of the pull request
The destination branch is changed The watchers of the pull request
A comment is added The watchers of the pull request
A comment is replied to The watchers of the pull request
A comment is liked The pull request author and the comment author


The pull request author and reviewers are added as watchers automatically.

By default, pull request notifications are batched. You can change your personal account settings (from the Notification settings tab) so that you get all pull request notifications immediately.

However, in the following situations, notifications are always sent immediately:

  • When a pull request is first opened, notifications are immediately sent to the reviewers.
  • When a pull request is deleted, notifications are immediately sent to all watchers.
  • When a pull request is reopened, notifications are immediately sent to the reviewers who have opted in for immediate notifications.
  • When someone is added as a reviewer to a pull request, a notification is immediately sent to them.
  • When someone is removed as a reviewer from a pull request, a notification is immediately sent to them.
  • When someone is mentioned in the description of a pull request, a notification is immediately sent to them.

You don't receive notifications for events you initiate yourself. See also Using pull requests in Bitbucket Server.

Last modified on Apr 24, 2018

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