How can I get email notifications when somebody opens an issue on a repository I own ? I have a small open source plugin I manage, and when a user reports an issue, or send a PR, it's important for me to be notified of it.

I can't seem to find any setting that will allow me to setup an email for my repo. I am able to configure email notifications for existing issues, but this is not what I need.

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You can subscribe to to a repository using the Watch option. There is a "Watch" button near the top right next to Star and Fork of each repository's home page.

You can watch a repository to receive notifications for new pull requests and issues that are created. You can also unwatch a repository if you no longer want to receive notifications for that specific repository.


It turns out I had disabled notifications in https://github.com/settings/notifications. Enabling "email" and "web" under Watching solved the issue.

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