How to Suppress WordPress Update E-mails

Did you recently get an email that said something like:

Howdy! Your site at has been updated automatically to WordPress 3.7.1.

The file that is responsible is:


And the function is send_email which is part of the class WP_Automatic_Updater

To disable the email messages you can add this code:

add_filter( 'auto_core_update_send_email', '__return_false' );

For a lot of great options related to managing automatic updates in WordPress 3.7+ see this question.

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