Changes between Version 6 and Version 7 of TracNotification


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    22[[TracGuideToc]]
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    4 Trac supports notification about ticket changes via email.
     4Trac supports notification of ticket changes via email.
    55
    66Email notification is useful to keep users up-to-date on tickets/issues of interest, and also provides a convenient way to post all ticket changes to a dedicated mailing list. For example, this is how the [http://lists.edgewall.com/archive/trac-tickets/ Trac-tickets] mailing list is set up.
     
    99
    1010== Receiving Notification Mails ==
    11 When reporting a new ticket or adding a comment, enter a valid email address in the ''reporter'', ''assigned to/owner'' or ''cc'' field. Trac will automatically send you an email when changes are made to the ticket (depending on how notification is configured).
     11When reporting a new ticket or adding a comment, enter a valid email address or your username in the ''reporter'', ''assigned to/owner'' or ''cc'' field. Trac will automatically send you an email when changes are made to the ticket (depending on how notification is configured).
    1212
    1313This is useful to keep up-to-date on an issue or enhancement request that interests you.
    1414
     15=== How to use your username to receive notification mails ===
     16
     17To receive notification mails, you can either enter a full email address or your username. To get notified with a simple username or login, you need to specify a valid email address in the ''Preferences'' page.
     18
     19Alternatively, a default domain name ('''`smtp_default_domain`''') can be set in the TracIni file (see [#ConfigurationOptions Configuration Options] below). In this case, the default domain will be appended to the username, which can be useful for an "Intranet" kind of installation.
     20
    1521== Configuring SMTP Notification ==
    1622
     23'''Important:''' For TracNotification to work correctly, the `[trac] base_url` option must be set in [wiki:TracIni trac.ini].
     24
    1725=== Configuration Options ===
    18 These are the available options for the ''[notification]'' section in trac.ini.
    19  * '''smtp_enabled''': Enable email notification.
    20  * '''smtp_server''': SMTP server used for notification messages.
    21  * '''smtp_port''': (''since 0.9'') Port used to contact the SMTP server.
    22  * '''smtp_user''': (''since 0.9'') User name for authentication SMTP account.
    23  * '''smtp_password''': (''since 0.9'') Password for authentication SMTP account.
    24  * '''smtp_from''': Email address to use for ''Sender''-headers in notification emails.
    25  * '''smtp_from_name''': Sender name to use for ''Sender''-headers in notification emails.
    26  * '''smtp_replyto''': Email address to use for ''Reply-To''-headers in notification emails.
    27  * '''smtp_default_domain''': (''since 0.10'') Append the specified domain to addresses that do not contain one. Fully qualified addresses are not modified. The default domain is appended to all username/login for which an email address cannot be found from the user settings.
    28  * '''smtp_always_cc''': List of email addresses to always send notifications to. ''Typically used to post ticket changes to a dedicated mailing list.''
    29  * '''smtp_always_bcc''': (''since 0.10'') List of email addresses to always send notifications to, but keeps addresses not visible from other recipients of the notification email
    30  * '''smtp_subject_prefix''': (''since 0.10.1'') Text that is inserted before the subject of the email. Set to "!__default!__" by default.
    31  * '''always_notify_reporter''':  Always send notifications to any address in the reporter field (default: false).
    32  * '''always_notify_owner''': (''since 0.9'') Always send notifications to the address in the owner field (default: false).
    33  * '''always_notify_updater''': (''since 0.10'') Always send a notification to the updater of a ticket (default: true).
    34  * '''use_public_cc''': (''since 0.10'') Addresses in To: (owner, reporter) and Cc: lists are visible by all recipients (default is ''Bcc:'' - hidden copy).
    35  * '''use_short_addr''': (''since 0.10'') Enable delivery of notifications to addresses that do not contain a domain (i.e. do not end with ''@<domain.com>'').This option is useful for intranets, where the SMTP server can handle local addresses and map the username/login to a local mailbox. See also `smtp_default_domain`. Do not use this option with a public SMTP server.
    36  * '''use_tls''': (''since 0.10'') Toggle to send notifications via a SMTP server using [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security TLS], such as GMail.
    37  * '''mime_encoding''': (''since 0.10'') E-mail notifications are always sent in 7-bit mode. This option allows to select the MIME encoding scheme. Supported values:
     26These are the available options for the `[notification]` section in trac.ini.
     27
     28 * '''`smtp_enabled`''': Enable email notification.
     29 * '''`smtp_from`''': Email address to use for ''Sender''-headers in notification emails.
     30 * '''`smtp_from_name`''': Sender name to use for ''Sender''-headers in notification emails.
     31 * '''`smtp_replyto`''': Email address to use for ''Reply-To''-headers in notification emails.
     32 * '''`smtp_default_domain`''': (''since 0.10'') Append the specified domain to addresses that do not contain one. Fully qualified addresses are not modified. The default domain is appended to all username/login for which an email address cannot be found from the user settings.
     33 * '''`smtp_always_cc`''': List of email addresses to always send notifications to. ''Typically used to post ticket changes to a dedicated mailing list.''
     34 * '''`smtp_always_bcc`''': (''since 0.10'') List of email addresses to always send notifications to, but keeps addresses not visible from other recipients of the notification email
     35 * '''`smtp_subject_prefix`''': (''since 0.10.1'') Text that is inserted before the subject of the email. Set to "!__default!__" by default.
     36 * '''`always_notify_reporter`''':  Always send notifications to any address in the reporter field (default: false).
     37 * '''`always_notify_owner`''': (''since 0.9'') Always send notifications to the address in the owner field (default: false).
     38 * '''`always_notify_updater`''': (''since 0.10'') Always send a notification to the updater of a ticket (default: true).
     39 * '''`use_public_cc`''': (''since 0.10'') Addresses in To: (owner, reporter) and Cc: lists are visible by all recipients (default is ''Bcc:'' - hidden copy).
     40 * '''`use_short_addr`''': (''since 0.10'') Enable delivery of notifications to addresses that do not contain a domain (i.e. do not end with ''@<domain.com>'').This option is useful for intranets, where the SMTP server can handle local addresses and map the username/login to a local mailbox. See also `smtp_default_domain`. Do not use this option with a public SMTP server.
     41 * '''`mime_encoding`''': (''since 0.10'') E-mail notifications are always sent in 7-bit mode. This option allows to select the MIME encoding scheme. Supported values:
    3842   * `base64`: default value, works with any kind of content. May cause some issues with touchy anti-spam/anti-virus engines.
    3943   * `qp` or `quoted-printable`: best for european languages (more compact than base64), not recommended for non-ASCII text (less compact than base64)
    4044   * `none`: no encoding. Use with plain english only (ASCII). E-mails with non-ASCII chars won't be delivered.
    41 
    42 Either '''smtp_from''' or '''smtp_replyto''' (or both) ''must'' be set, otherwise Trac refuses to send notification mails.
    43 
    44 === Example Configuration ===
    45 
     45 * '''`ticket_subject_template`''': (''since 0.11'') A [http://genshi.edgewall.org/wiki/Documentation/text-templates.html Genshi text template] snippet used to get the notification subject.
     46 * '''`email_sender`''': (''since 0.12'') Name of the component implementing `IEmailSender`. This component is used by the notification system to send emails. Trac currently provides the following components:
     47   * `SmtpEmailSender`: connects to an SMTP server (default).
     48   * `SendmailEmailSender`: runs a `sendmail`-compatible executable.
     49
     50Either '''`smtp_from`''' or '''`smtp_replyto`''' (or both) ''must'' be set, otherwise Trac refuses to send notification mails.
     51
     52The following options are specific to email delivery through SMTP.
     53 * '''`smtp_server`''': SMTP server used for notification messages.
     54 * '''`smtp_port`''': (''since 0.9'') Port used to contact the SMTP server.
     55 * '''`smtp_user`''': (''since 0.9'') User name for authentication SMTP account.
     56 * '''`smtp_password`''': (''since 0.9'') Password for authentication SMTP account.
     57 * '''`use_tls`''': (''since 0.10'') Toggle to send notifications via a SMTP server using [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security TLS], such as GMail.
     58
     59The following option is specific to email delivery through a `sendmail`-compatible executable.
     60 * '''`sendmail_path`''': (''since 0.12'') Path to the sendmail executable. The sendmail program must accept the `-i` and `-f` options.
     61
     62=== Example Configuration (SMTP) ===
    4663{{{
    4764[notification]
     
    5370}}}
    5471
     72=== Example Configuration (`sendmail`) ===
     73{{{
     74[notification]
     75smtp_enabled = true
     76email_sender = SendmailEmailSender
     77sendmail_path = /usr/sbin/sendmail
     78smtp_from = notifier@example.com
     79smtp_replyto = myproj@projects.example.com
     80smtp_always_cc = ticketmaster@example.com, theboss+myproj@example.com
     81}}}
     82
     83=== Customizing the e-mail subject ===
     84The e-mail subject can be customized with the `ticket_subject_template` option, which contains a [http://genshi.edgewall.org/wiki/Documentation/text-templates.html Genshi text template] snippet. The default value is:
     85{{{
     86$prefix #$ticket.id: $summary
     87}}}
     88The following variables are available in the template:
     89
     90 * `env`: The project environment (see [trac:source:/trunk/trac/env.py env.py]).
     91 * `prefix`: The prefix defined in `smtp_subject_prefix`.
     92 * `summary`: The ticket summary, with the old value if the summary was edited.
     93 * `ticket`: The ticket model object (see [trac:source:/trunk/trac/ticket/model.py model.py]). Individual ticket fields can be addressed by appending the field name separated by a dot, e.g. `$ticket.milestone`.
     94
     95=== Customizing the e-mail content ===
     96
     97The notification e-mail content is generated based on `ticket_notify_email.txt` in `trac/ticket/templates`.  You can add your own version of this template by adding a `ticket_notify_email.txt` to the templates directory of your environment. The default looks like this:
     98
     99{{{
     100$ticket_body_hdr
     101$ticket_props
     102#choose ticket.new
     103  #when True
     104$ticket.description
     105  #end
     106  #otherwise
     107    #if changes_body
     108Changes (by $change.author):
     109
     110$changes_body
     111    #end
     112    #if changes_descr
     113      #if not changes_body and not change.comment and change.author
     114Description changed by $change.author:
     115      #end
     116$changes_descr
     117--
     118    #end
     119    #if change.comment
     120
     121Comment${not changes_body and '(by %s)' % change.author or ''}:
     122
     123$change.comment
     124    #end
     125  #end
     126#end
     127
     128--
     129Ticket URL: <$ticket.link>
     130$project.name <${project.url or abs_href()}>
     131$project.descr
     132}}}
    55133== Sample Email ==
    56134{{{
     
    105183}}}
    106184
     185For Trac .10, use the filter:
     186{{{
     187from:(<smtp_from>) (("Reporter: <username>" -Changes -Comment) OR "Changes (by <username>)" OR "Comment (by <username>)")
     188}}}
     189
    107190to delete these notifications.
    108191
     
    147230Relevant ML threads:
    148231 * SELinux: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.subversion.trac.general/7518
    149  
     232
     233For SELinux in Fedora 10:
     234{{{
     235$ setsebool -P httpd_can_sendmail 1
     236}}}
    150237=== ''Suspected spam'' error ===
    151238
     
    155242
    156243Quoted printable encoding works better with languages that use one of the Latin charsets. For Asian charsets, it is recommended to stick with the Base64 encoding.
     244
     245=== ''501, 5.5.4 Invalid Address'' error ===
     246
     247On IIS 6.0 you could get a
     248{{{
     249Failure sending notification on change to ticket #1: SMTPHeloError: (501, '5.5.4 Invalid Address')
     250}}}
     251in the trac log. Have a look [http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291828 here] for instructions on resolving it.
     252
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