Why is there no setting for the change in #7017? (Add watchers from To and Cc fields in issue replies)
We just completed an upgrade from 3.4.1 to 4.1.1 and found that we were getting duplicate email notifications on new issue creation/updates. We determined it was because we were cc'ing a distribution group on the messages send to redmine. The email address for that distribution group is also the email address of a user in redmine. Each time that ticket gets updates, the assignee of the ticket as well as the user with the distribution group email address (who was added as a watcher on the ticket) were sent email notifications.
We aren't able to disable email notifications for the user with the distribution group email address for a variety of reasons.
I went looking for a setting to disable addition of users in the to/cc list as watchers, but as listed in #7017, it was an intentional decision not to add a setting! WHY WHY WHY WHY???
I had to manually back out the changes to the app/models/mail_handler.rb and will apparently need to re-implement that change going forward.
Can we PLEASE get a setting to enable/disable this? Even if this was a command line switch for mail_handler.rb that would be fantastic!