Defect #13467

Tracker notification emails lack "To:" header, violating RFC2822

Added by Anonymous over 9 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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Priority:NormalDue date:
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Category:Email notifications
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Resolution:Duplicate Affected version:2.2.3


Tracker notification emails sent out by Redmine are lacking the To: mail header in violation of RFC2822.

This is reproducible for me on two separate Redmine installations (one has Redmine 2.2.2 the other 2.2.3; both use Ruby 1.9.3 and Rails 3.2.12), and also with the primary Redmine tracker itself (i.e. the very tracker on which I am filing this issue right now).

There is, however, an Envelope-To header. I am a bit surprised by this, since app/models/mailer.rb looks as if it was explicitly setting To, CC and Subject headers at the same time... But then I am quite the ruby n00b, so perhaps this is "normal".

Anyway: It would be good if Redmine sent RFC compliant emails. E.g. some spam filters treat a violation of RFC2822 as an indicator for spam.

Related issues

Duplicates Redmine - Feature #8516: Email notifications without the recipient treated as atte... Closed 2011-06-03


#1 Updated by Daniel Felix over 9 years ago

Maybe this could be a candidate for 2.3.1?

#2 Updated by Peter Volkov over 7 years ago

Actually I failed to find such requirement in RFC and as I read it there is no such requirement. Yet some spam filters drop such mails and spam filter should be fixed. Meanwhile this thread is useful:

#3 Updated by Go MAEDA over 3 years ago

  • Duplicates Feature #8516: Email notifications without the recipient treated as attempted fraud by mail clients added

#4 Updated by Go MAEDA over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Resolution set to Duplicate

Closing as a duplicate of #8516.

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