Better handling of unknown and aliased email addresses when submitting issue via email
Currently incoming emails from unknown addresses are not processed.
Some redmine users also like to submit tickets from alternative or personal email addresses, and an ideal enhancement to the email submission would be:
1) possibility to add email aliases in addition to the default email address that is used for sending notifications. this way, an email from the default address or the secondary alias address will be accepted.
2) possibility to allow ticket submission from a previously unknown address. this could be mapped to a default generic user, or a new username created from the email address (both options could be avaialable to the administrator).
- ignore: the email is ignored (previous and default behaviour)
- accept: the sender is considered as an anonymous user
- create: a user account is created (username/password are sent back to the user)
Permissions have to be consistent with the chosen option. Eg. if you choose 'create', the 'Non member' role must have the 'Add issues' permission so that an issue can be created by an unknown user via email. If you choose 'accept', the 'Anonymous' role must have this permission.
#1 Updated by Marius Hächler over 8 years ago
I added some functionality that might be interesting. Basicly some more options for receiving e-mail, like what do to with unknown addresses. it's a little bit configurable like i thought it could be usefull.
A new user will be created from the email address:
email = from firstname = from.split(@).split(.).first lastname = from.split(@).split(.).last password = generated
Use as you like. (i suggest this would resolve point 2)
#3 Updated by Tero Tilus over 8 years ago
Modified the patch a little. Role creation was broken against current trunk. Modified patch available at github, http://github.com/terotil/redmine/commit/458682467dc21a7cf0ad769fd5f351fbd96a468a
#6 Updated by Mischa The Evil about 8 years ago
- Category set to Email notifications
Extracted from issue #2230:
Kolja K. wrote on 2009-11-20 17:46:
If you plan to put this issue in 0.9, it would be a really good idea to allow anonymous tickets with an email adress attached. This way, you are not forced to have every email to create an user only to know who has created the ticket. Kind of light users only with an email adress and unable to log in. Think of redirecting your firstname.lastname@example.org into redmine... and btw: there is a patch to activate a permission called "view own issues" - perfect solution for inbox projects.
Jean-Philippe Lang replied on 2009-11-21 13:34:
Yes, this would be a really good idea. But time is missing for adding this in 0.9.
#8 Updated by Stéphane Gourichon almost 6 years ago
Solution implemented r2789:
Some redmine users also like to submit tickets from alternative or personal email addresses
- deals with unknown e-mails very well (AFAIK, at least)
- does not address need to associate to each user a collection of alternate e-mail adresses.
The one that bites hard here is people replying to existing issues with a different e-mail address... replies get lost.
That need of alternate e-mail addresses is de facto discussed in #4244, although the initial title and description are different.
If each issue is to be kept focused for clarity, should a separate dedicated issue be created ?