2646: Make "Auto-Submitted: auto-generated" header optional with a settings flag

stev*****@gmai***** (Google Code) (Is this you? Claim this profile.)
Jan. 22, 2014
What version are you running? 1.6.6

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Set up a group with a mailing list (using any mailing list software that rejects all auto-generated emails).
2. Create a review and assign that group.
3. Wonder why nobody is reviewing your work.

What is the expected output? What do you see instead?
I expect to see an email about the new review, but I get none because the mailing list rejects email with the Auto-Submitted header set. 

What operating system are you using? What browser?
Linux. Firefox.

Please provide any additional information below.

There is no way in Review Board to disable the "Auto-Submitted" header and, depending on which mailing list software you are using and your admin rights, you may not be able to disable the filtering for the mailing list itself. This feature was added in 1.6.4 without an option to disable, which seems like a mistake to me. There should, at least, be the option when configuring a group, to disable this header for email send to the group mailing list.

Some mailing lists that filter out emails with the Auto-Submitted header: ezmlm-weed, Sympa, and certainly many more.
#1 david
  • +Component-EMail
#2 david
  • -Type-Defect
  • +Make "Auto-Submitted: auto-generated" header optional with a settings flag
#3 peter.hor*********@gmai***** (Google Code) (Is this you? Claim this profile.)
It would be nice to have this. I actually could use any workaround. This option would make reviewboard to be integrated with JIRA...
#4 anseli*******@gmai***** (Google Code) (Is this you? Claim this profile.)
I'll take a shot at this one.
#5 david
Fixed in master (4a8c12c). In 2.0 beta 3, you'll have a check-box to disable this header.
  • +Fixed