Canvas includes a set of default notification preferences you can receive for your courses.
Both staff and students can personalise the way they receive notifications from Canvas. These preferences only apply to you; they are not used to control how course updates are sent to other users.
Notifications are sent as one of four delivery types: notify me right away, daily summary, weekly summary, or don't send. If you change a setting, the change is made immediately to your account.
You may be able to reply directly to email notifications outside of Canvas. Replies are updated in the Canvas Inbox. However, please be aware that attachments added as part of an external reply are not included with the message shown in Canvas.