Adjust notification settings for Dropbox Paper

Dropbox Paper sends a few different emails, notifying you of:

  • Changes to docs or folders you own
  • Changes to docs or folders that you’re collaborating on
  • Comments where you were @mentioned
  • Docs or folders that were shared with you
  • Weekly activity in your docs and folders

Weekly activity email

The weekly activity email gives a summary of changes to your docs and document folders over the previous calendar week; it is sent every Monday. This summary includes:

  • Checkbox tasks from docs you created
  • Updates to docs in your company’s folders
  • Updates to docs that were shared with you (organized by the folder they're contained in)

Paper is set to send the weekly activity email by default. To disable the weekly activity email:

  1. Open Dropbox Paper.
    • If already open, go to the activity stream by clicking the back arrow.
  2. Click your avatar (if you haven't set an avatar, your initials are displayed).
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Toggle the Send me Dropbox weekly digest setting to No.
  5. Click Save.

Doc and folder notification emails

Paper sends notifications of changes to your docs and folders by default. You can edit your global notification email settings in the general Dropbox account settings:

  1. Open Dropbox Paper.
    • If already open, go to the activity stream by clicking the back arrow.
  2. Click your avatar (if you haven't set an avatar, your initials are displayed).
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Toggle the Send email notifications between Always and If I haven't read them.
  5. Click Save.

You can also adjust notifications for individual docs:

  1. Open Dropbox Paper.
  2. Click on the doc you'd like to disable notifications for.
  3. Click the ... (ellipsis) icon.
  4. Uncheck Following or check Follow.

You automatically follow all docs you own.

Comment thread notifications

You receive notifications for comments on a doc if:

  • You created the doc
  • You're @mentioned in a doc
  • You're following a doc

If you're not the doc creator, you begin receiving comment notifications after the first time you're @mentioned. You then receive these emails each time a comment is added to a new or existing comment thread you’re a part of.

You also receive a notification when there's a reply to a comment you left on a doc (whether or not you created the doc). If it's an email notification, you can reply to this comment directly in the email. Or you can open the doc and reply in the comment thread.

Sharing notifications

When you share a doc in Paper, invitees receive a notification. When collaborators open the document you shared with them, you get a notification to let you know. Notifications are shown in the notifications tray in Paper, the Paper mobile app, and the Dropbox desktop application.

If invitees don't open the document after two days (excluding weekends), they receive an email reminder that you shared the doc with them.

Cascading

By default, when you receive a notification it appears in the notifications tray first. (The notifications tray is the feed you see by clicking the bell icon at the top of the screen.) If you don't see or read the notification in the tray, a notification is sent via the Dropbox desktop app (if you have it installed). If you don't see or read the notification within 2 hours, you receive an email with the contents.

These settings can be changed:

  1. Open Dropbox Paper.
  2. Click the bell icon to open the notifications tray.
  3. Click Settings next to Mark all as read.
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