Defect #9534

Precedence: bulk email header is non standard and discouraged

Added by Patrick Fournier over 10 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2011-11-07
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Category:Email notifications
Target version:1.3.0
Resolution:Fixed Affected version:1.2.1


Feature #2984 requested adding a "Precedence: bulk" header to email notifications to prevent MS Exchange server from triggering out-of-office auto-responder.

However, RFC 2076 says this header is "Non-standard controversial, discouraged". It is also not supported by Amazon SES service (emails with the "Precedence" header are rejected).

The post referred to in issue #2984 suggests another way of preventing OOF autoresponder: use the "X-Auto-Response-Suppress:OOF" header. I believe this should be used instead of the Precedence header.

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #2984: Emails from redmine should include headers that don't tri... Closed 2009-03-16

Associated revisions

Revision 7805
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 10 years ago

Replaced non standard Precedence email header with "X-Auto-Response-Suppress: OOF" (#9534).


#1 Updated by Etienne Massip over 10 years ago

  • Target version set to Unplanned backlogs

#2 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 10 years ago

  • Target version changed from Unplanned backlogs to 1.3.0

#3 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 10 years ago

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

Committed in r7805.

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