Emails sent out by Redmine are identical
While starting to use Redmine a lot more, we're running into the issue that all the emails come from a single email address, and they all look the same. This is, in a way, exactly as it should be - but it makes it hard to create rules for filtering and organizing such notifications. It would be nice to have some hint about who generated the email.
I see that GitHub does the same, but with one clever refinement: the email address is the same, but the person's name specified with that address is the name of the originator.
Would it be possible to implement this idea in Redmine? One option I can think of is that some special characters in the email field set in the admin pages get replaced when creating a new email. In our case, that would be the username of the person causing the email to be generated: issue creator, wiki editor, forum poster, etc.
The resulting email would still appear to come from a single email address, but email apps can then show who in the Redmine setup generated the message.
So if the Emission email address field on the Email notifications page is set to say "
<<me>> <firstname.lastname@example.org>", then this issue would have generated an issue with as sender "
jcw <email@example.com>". Just enough extra detail for receivers of the email to see who it's really from, even though Redmine generated it.