There was at least one site that did this I remember.

  • None of the below solutions work to get an email when a transaction is confirmed
    – Don King
    Jun 26 '19 at 17:09

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  • The only one that still works is bitcoinmonitor.net. I don't see an option for watch-only at blockchain.info.
    – ike
    Nov 20 '14 at 22:13
  • Only blockchain.info is still up among these, and I could add a watch-only address but I never got the notification email for an incoming transaction on that address.
    – a3nm
    Oct 21 '15 at 0:17
  • txnotify.com works as of february 2020. It's very simple as well. You can get email notifications every time your bitcoin address receives money. Or when a transaction reaches a specified number of confirmations. disclaimer: I made it. Feb 2 '21 at 7:33

http://bitping.net will send you email notifications on any transactions to/from a bitcoin address.

  • This site can’t be reached bitping.net’s server IP address could not be found. DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN
    – Dan Bolser
    May 8 '18 at 12:52


you can set up free transaction alerts for any bitcoin address here

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    Don't post to your own site without full disclosure
    – user33638
    Oct 10 '17 at 22:09
  • unfortunately they don't support segwit yet
    – Ossip
    Oct 15 '20 at 15:26

As of October 2015, the only services that still seem to offer email notifications (for free) for transactions on an address (for which they don't need the private key) appear to be:

  • http://blockchain.info/wallet with the option to add a wallet as watch-only. It doesn't seem 100% reliable (it missed a few transactions initially), but now it seems to work and gives a notification pretty much instantly.

  • http://blockonomics.co with which I had a temporary problem with validating the confirmation email, but seems to work otherwise. Notification emails arrive a bit later (maybe they wait for the transaction to be confirmed or something like that?).


Try http://blockonomics.co . I use it get email notifications and check balance, sends a nice formatted email

  • Registration on the site is broken, email verification fails with a Python traceback.
    – a3nm
    Oct 21 '15 at 0:18
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    I was able to register and still using the site. Try clearing your browser cache before signup. If this doesn't work mail to webmaster@blockonomics.co Oct 22 '15 at 5:07


  • Easy setup.
  • Sends crafted notifications.
  • Watch-only address monitoring service. Works without the private key.
  • Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error and was unable to complete your request. Either the server is overloaded or there is an error in the application.
    – Dan Bolser
    May 8 '18 at 12:53

You can add that address to blockchain.info/wallet, as watch-only if you prefer, and enable email notifications.

(didn't try that myself with watch-only addresses, so this might fail)



  • unlimited notifications
  • very quick response time

https://cryptocurrencyalerting.com might be what you're looking for. They will monitor a BTC or ETH wallet address and notify you whenever a transaction occurs. Supports email/sms/telegram/slack/etc. ERC-20 coins are accepted. (Disclosure: I am affiliated with the creators of this service)

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    Are you affiliated with that site? If so, you must disclose your affiliation, or are considered spam. Dec 26 '18 at 13:50
  • I added my disclosure
    – swirlybuns
    Dec 26 '18 at 14:51

I am trying this out:


It works for btc but also other currencies. It's free and online based, so no app to install.

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