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Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of TracNotification

Oct 18, 2012, 8:09:28 PM (11 years ago)


  • TracNotification

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    4 Trac supports notification about ticket changes via email.
     4Trac supports notification of ticket changes via email.
    66Email notification is useful to keep users up-to-date on tickets/issues of interest, and also provides a convenient way to post all ticket changes to a dedicated mailing list. For example, this is how the [ Trac-tickets] mailing list is set up.
    1010== Receiving Notification Mails ==
    11 When reporting a new ticket or adding a comment, enter a valid email address in the ''reporter'', ''assigned to/owner'' or ''cc'' field. Trac will automatically send you an email when changes are made to the ticket (depending on how notification is configured).
     11When reporting a new ticket or adding a comment, enter a valid email address or your username in the ''reporter'', ''assigned to/owner'' or ''cc'' field. Trac will automatically send you an email when changes are made to the ticket (depending on how notification is configured).
    1313This is useful to keep up-to-date on an issue or enhancement request that interests you.
     15=== How to use your username to receive notification mails ===
     17To receive notification mails, you can either enter a full email address or your username. To get notified with a simple username or login, you need to specify a valid email address in the ''Preferences'' page.
     19Alternatively, a default domain name ('''`smtp_default_domain`''') can be set in the TracIni file (see [#ConfigurationOptions Configuration Options] below). In this case, the default domain will be appended to the username, which can be useful for an "Intranet" kind of installation.
     21When using apache and mod_kerb for authentication against Kerberos / Active Directory, usernames take the form ('''`username@EXAMPLE.LOCAL`'''). To avoid this being interpreted as an email address, add the Kerberos domain to  ('''`ignore_domains`''').
    1523== Configuring SMTP Notification ==
     25'''Important:''' For TracNotification to work correctly, the `[trac] base_url` option must be set in [wiki:TracIni trac.ini].
    1727=== Configuration Options ===
    2131 * '''`smtp_from`''': Email address to use for ''Sender''-headers in notification emails.
    2232 * '''`smtp_from_name`''': Sender name to use for ''Sender''-headers in notification emails.
     33 * '''`smtp_from_author`''': (''since 1.0'') Use the author of a change (the reporter of a new ticket, or the author of a comment) as the `From:` header value in notification e-mails (default: false). If the author hasn't set an e-mail address, `smtp_from` and `smtp_from_name` are used instead.
    2334 * '''`smtp_replyto`''': Email address to use for ''Reply-To''-headers in notification emails.
    2435 * '''`smtp_default_domain`''': (''since 0.10'') Append the specified domain to addresses that do not contain one. Fully qualified addresses are not modified. The default domain is appended to all username/login for which an email address cannot be found from the user settings.
    3142 * '''`use_public_cc`''': (''since 0.10'') Addresses in To: (owner, reporter) and Cc: lists are visible by all recipients (default is ''Bcc:'' - hidden copy).
    3243 * '''`use_short_addr`''': (''since 0.10'') Enable delivery of notifications to addresses that do not contain a domain (i.e. do not end with ''@<>'').This option is useful for intranets, where the SMTP server can handle local addresses and map the username/login to a local mailbox. See also `smtp_default_domain`. Do not use this option with a public SMTP server.
    33  * '''`mime_encoding`''': (''since 0.10'') E-mail notifications are always sent in 7-bit mode. This option allows to select the MIME encoding scheme. Supported values:
    34    * `base64`: default value, works with any kind of content. May cause some issues with touchy anti-spam/anti-virus engines.
    35    * `qp` or `quoted-printable`: best for european languages (more compact than base64), not recommended for non-ASCII text (less compact than base64)
    36    * `none`: no encoding. Use with plain english only (ASCII). E-mails with non-ASCII chars won't be delivered.
     44 * '''`ignore_domains`''': Comma-separated list of domains that should not be considered part of email addresses (for usernames with Kerberos domains).
     45 * '''`mime_encoding`''': (''since 0.10'') This option allows selecting the MIME encoding scheme. Supported values:
     46   * `none`: default value, uses 7bit encoding if the text is plain ASCII, or 8bit otherwise.
     47   * `base64`: works with any kind of content. May cause some issues with touchy anti-spam/anti-virus engines.
     48   * `qp` or `quoted-printable`: best for european languages (more compact than base64) if 8bit encoding cannot be used.
    3749 * '''`ticket_subject_template`''': (''since 0.11'') A [ Genshi text template] snippet used to get the notification subject.
     50 * '''`email_sender`''': (''since 0.12'') Name of the component implementing `IEmailSender`. This component is used by the notification system to send emails. Trac currently provides the following components:
     51   * `SmtpEmailSender`: connects to an SMTP server (default).
     52   * `SendmailEmailSender`: runs a `sendmail`-compatible executable.
    3954Either '''`smtp_from`''' or '''`smtp_replyto`''' (or both) ''must'' be set, otherwise Trac refuses to send notification mails.
    4661 * '''`use_tls`''': (''since 0.10'') Toggle to send notifications via a SMTP server using [ TLS], such as GMail.
     63The following option is specific to email delivery through a `sendmail`-compatible executable.
     64 * '''`sendmail_path`''': (''since 0.12'') Path to the sendmail executable. The sendmail program must accept the `-i` and `-f` options.
    4966=== Example Configuration (SMTP) ===
     76=== Example Configuration (`sendmail`) ===
     79smtp_enabled = true
     80email_sender = SendmailEmailSender
     81sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail
     82smtp_from =
     83smtp_replyto =
     84smtp_always_cc =,
    6087=== Customizing the e-mail subject ===
    7097 * `ticket`: The ticket model object (see [trac:source:/trunk/trac/ticket/]). Individual ticket fields can be addressed by appending the field name separated by a dot, e.g. `$ticket.milestone`.
     99=== Customizing the e-mail content ===
     101The notification e-mail content is generated based on `ticket_notify_email.txt` in `trac/templates`.  You can add your own version of this template by adding a `ticket_notify_email.txt` to the templates directory of your environment. The default looks like this:
     106{% choose %}\
     107{%   when True %}\
     109{%   end %}\
     110{%   otherwise %}\
     111{%     if changes_body %}\
     112${_('Changes (by %(author)s):',}
     115{%     end %}\
     116{%     if changes_descr %}\
     117{%       if not changes_body and not change.comment and %}\
     118${_('Description changed by %(author)s:',}
     119{%       end %}\
     122{%     end %}\
     123{%     if change.comment %}\
     125${changes_body and _('Comment:') or _('Comment (by %(author)s):',}
     128{%     end %}\
     129{%   end %}\
     130{% end %}\
     133${_('Ticket URL: <%(link)s>',}
     134$ <${project.url or abs_href()}>
    72137== Sample Email ==
     164== Customizing e-mail content for MS Outlook ==
     166Out-of-the-box, MS Outlook normally presents plain text e-mails with a variable-width font; the ticket properties table will most certainly look like a mess in MS Outlook. This can be fixed with some customization of the [#Customizingthee-mailcontent e-mail template].
     168Replace the following second row in the template:
     173with this instead (''requires Python 2.6 or later''):
     176{% with
     177   pv = [(a[0].strip(), a[1].strip()) for a in [b.split(':') for b in
     178         [c.strip() for c in
     179          ticket_props.replace('|', '\n').splitlines()[1:-1]] if ':' in b]];
     180   sel = ['Reporter', 'Owner', 'Type', 'Status', 'Priority', 'Milestone',
     181          'Component', 'Severity', 'Resolution', 'Keywords'] %}\
     182${'\n'.join('%s\t%s' % (format(p[0]+':', ' <12'), p[1]) for p in pv if p[0] in sel)}
     183{% end %}\
     187The table of ticket properties is replaced with a list of a selection of the properties. A tab character separates the name and value in such a way that most people should find this more pleasing than the default table, when using MS Outlook.
     188{{{#!div style="margin: 1em 1.75em; border:1px dotted"
     190#42: testing<br />
     191--------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />
     192<table cellpadding=0>
     199<tr><td>Component:</td><td>report system</td></tr>
     201<tr><td>Resolution:</td><td> </td></tr>
     202<tr><td>Keywords:</td><td> </td></tr>
     204--------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />
     205Changes:<br />
     206<br />
     207&nbsp;&nbsp;* component: &nbsp;changset view =&gt; search system<br />
     208&nbsp;&nbsp;* priority: &nbsp;low =&gt; highest<br />
     209&nbsp;&nbsp;* owner: &nbsp;jonas =&gt; anonymous<br />
     210&nbsp;&nbsp;* cc: &nbsp; =&gt;<br />
     211&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;,<br />
     212&nbsp;&nbsp;* status: &nbsp;new =&gt; assigned<br />
     213<br />
     214Comment:<br />
     215I'm interested too!<br />
     216<br />
     217--<br />
     218Ticket URL: &lt;;<br />
     219My Project &lt;;<br />
     223**Important**: Only those ticket fields that are listed in `sel` are part of the HTML mail. If you have defined custom ticket fields which shall be part of the mail they have to be added to `sel`, example:
     225   sel = ['Reporter', ..., 'Keywords', 'Custom1', 'Custom2']
     228However, it's not as perfect as an automatically HTML-formatted e-mail would be, but presented ticket properties are at least readable by default in MS Outlook...
    98231== Using GMail as the SMTP relay host ==
     257For Trac .10, use the filter:
     259from:(<smtp_from>) (("Reporter: <username>" -Changes -Comment) OR "Changes (by <username>)" OR "Comment (by <username>)")
    124262to delete these notifications.
    164302Relevant ML threads:
    165303 * SELinux:
     305For SELinux in Fedora 10:
     307$ setsebool -P httpd_can_sendmail 1
    167309=== ''Suspected spam'' error ===
    173315Quoted printable encoding works better with languages that use one of the Latin charsets. For Asian charsets, it is recommended to stick with the Base64 encoding.
     317=== ''501, 5.5.4 Invalid Address'' error ===
     319On IIS 6.0 you could get a
     321Failure sending notification on change to ticket #1: SMTPHeloError: (501, '5.5.4 Invalid Address')
     323in the trac log. Have a look [ here] for instructions on resolving it.