Over the weekend we rolled out a few changes to email notifications to better
take advantage of your mail reader’s ability to group messages into
conversations and threads:
Here’s what’s changed:
- Messages appear from the user that performed the action instead of from
“GitHub” making it easier to scan and filter for messages from a specific
- Subjects are now topic-focused: “Re: I found a bug in your project” instead
of “jdoe commented on an issue”. This causes Gmail to group messages properly
and makes finding a discussion by topic a whole lot easier.
In-Reply-Toheaders are set for mail
readers that group messages based on those attributes (pretty much everything
except Gmail). GitHub notifications should take up much less real estate in
your Inbox, and conversations can now be labeled, archived, and muted
as a group.
These features should work similarly across a wide range of mail readers. If you
notice a problem with yours, please leave a note here or open a ticket at
Reminder: you can customize email notification preferences for your account
under the Notification Center.