Github, by default, notifies each of the team members of the activities in the repository. This is not desired when you are not active in that repository. To escape from unnecessary emails, github allows one to change "notification settings" for the repository.
By default notification is set to Watching. In all cases you pretty much want to switch to Not watching if you are not active in that repository.
When you switch to "Not Watching" then you are notified of email, only when someone pings you by using '@' or when an issue is assigned to you.
Please do not (yes do not) switch to "Ignoring". If you do that then you will not get any email notification when someone wants your attention.
Turn off unnecessary github notifications
You are encouraged to turn off unnecessary notifications. So do not feel that you will miss out on something that you should know if you do not keep notifications "on" for any repository. Don't have FOMO .
If you need to know something then it will be communicated to you explicitly either via email or via basecamp. You should NOT turn off notifications from basecamp. Again keep the notifications from basecamp "ON".
Routing BigBinary Github notifications to your work email
Since we add your personal Github ID as a user in the BigBinary Github organization, your Github notifications will be sent to your personal email. It might be difficult to manage two emails at work. Github provides you an option to route notifications to different emails based on which organization the notificaitons are arising from.
To have all of your BB Github notifications on your BB email, go to https://github.com/settings/notifications/, scroll down to the Custom Routing section and edit BB’s notifications to use your work email.
If your work email isn't shown in the list, you can add them to Github by visiting https://github.com/settings/emails/