Configuring the Activity App
You can configure your ownCloud server to automatically send out email notifications to your users for various events.
These events include:
A file or folder has been shared
A file or folder has been changed
A file or folder has been deleted
A new file or folder has been created
Users can see actions (delete, add, modify) that happen to files they have access to. Sharing actions are only visible to the sharer and recipient.
The Activity App is shipped and enabled by default. If it is not enabled, go toto enable it.
A working email configuration is required to configure your ownCloud to send out email notifications. Furthermore, it is recommended to configure the background job
Email notifications for shared files can be enabled/disabled by administrators with the "Allow users to send mail notifications for shared files to other users" option, available in configuration option
activity_expire_days available in your
config.php which allows you to clean up older activities from the database.
Whenever a default date is enabled and set for expiring shares (e.g. after 7 days), the time base for default dates is the time of the ownCloud server, not the time of the client accessing the ownCloud server.
When a client receives an expiry notification for a share, the expiry is effective at the end of the day based on the time of the ownCloud server and not the time of the client accessing the ownCloud server.