How to setup email notifications

In this brief guide, you can learn how to setup a simple build notification via email.

Read the Docs allows you to configure emails that will be notified on failing builds. This makes sure that you are aware of failures happening in an otherwise automated process.

See also

How to setup build status webhooks

How to use webhooks to be notified about builds on popular platforms like Slack and Discord.

Pull request previews

Configure automated feedback and documentation site previews for your pull requests.

Email notifications

Follow these steps to add an email address to be notified about build failures:

  • Go to Admin ‣ Notifications in your project.

  • Fill in the Email field under the New Email Notifications heading

  • Press Add and the email is saved and will be displayed in the list of Existing notifications.

The newly added email address will be notified once a build fails.


We don’t send email notifications on builds from pull requests.