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I starred the JNA project a while ago. I unstarred it recently. For some reason I get notifications (on my account page and via email). I'm not sure why I started getting issue notifications since I had it set to "only ones I participate in". I'd like to stop receiving them, so I set it to "ignore". Now I no longer receive them on my account page, but I still get email notifications. I have not created or commented on any issues on this project.

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Like the one below, the emails are all from notifications@github.com, with a generated reply-to address. Is there a way to reply back with unsubscribe?

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I'm aware I can mark it as spam/filter the emails, but I'd prefer to fix the problem at the source, or report a bug if needed.

So, what am I missing... or did I stumble on a bug?


So, I checked out a couple emails and clicked on the "View it on GitHub" links in each. I haven't commented nor am I @mentioned, but I receive these emails (for new issues even) despite the ignore setting mentioned and shown above.

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migrated from superuser.com Apr 15 '13 at 18:29

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You are probably subscribed to the issues you get notifications from.

I'd suggest you to click the "view it on GitHub" link and scroll to the bottom.

You will see a button there to unsubscribe from the thread/issue: enter image description here

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Thanks. I tried that and have added more information above. It looks like I could try to ignore each thread... but I don't know if that will work, and I shouldn't have to to begin with. – Nick Apr 16 '13 at 15:49
I have a similar problem on various repos ... – Sam Joseph Sep 29 '15 at 13:48

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