Configuring administrative email notifications

Applies to: VisualSVN Server 5.0 and later

Administrative notifications allow the administrator to receive an email when a certain event occurs on VisualSVN Server, making it easier to monitor the status of the server and its activity. This article contains instructions for setting up the administrative notifications on the server.

Non-administrative notifications, such as post-commit email notifications for end users, can be configured using repository hooks. See the KB18: Configuring Email Notifications in VisualSVN Server article for instructions.


Before VisualSVN Server can send email notifications, it is necessary to configure an SMTP profile. This can be done on the Email Settings tab in the VisualSVN Server Properties dialog. See the KB183: Understanding SMTP profiles in VisualSVN Server article for additional details.

Enable administrative notifications

To enable notifications globally for all event types, perform the following steps:

  1. Start the VisualSVN Server Manager console.
  2. Click Action | Properties and select the Notifications tab.
  3. Select the Enable administrative email notifications check box.
  4. Enter the email address of the notification recipient into the Administrative email address field. This address will be used as the default email address for all notifications.
  5. Select the outgoing email profile from the drop-down list.
  6. Click OK.

Administrative notifications will be enabled on your server. You can now proceed to customize settings for each notification individually. For example, you may want to receive only those notifications that signify a problem, or change the default recipient, or perhaps add multiple recipients.

Customize administrative notifications

The following table lists all available notification types and shows where the related settings can be found. See the corresponding articles to learn more about each notification type.

Notification type Description

Background job notifications

Available since VisualSVN Server 5.0

Background job notifications are sent after a job has finished running, notifying the administrator of the job run status. To customize notifications for an individual background job, open the Properties dialog for that job and switch to the Notifications tab.

See the KB185: Understanding Background Job notifications for more details.

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