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Opened 11 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#5162 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Notification emails should contain "Auto-Submitted: auto-generated" header

Reported by: tomdxw's profile tomdxw Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.8.1
Component: Toolbar & Notifications Keywords: has-patch 2nd-opinion


We've been having problems with the admin addresses of our sites being spammed by out-of-office autoresponders, and well-behaved ones respect the Auto-Submitted header.

Attachments (1)

auto-submitted.patch (10.4 KB) - added by tomdxw 11 years ago.
Patch to add "Auto-Submitted: auto-generated" to the headers of all emails

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Change History (3)

11 years ago

Patch to add "Auto-Submitted: auto-generated" to the headers of all emails

#1 @r-a-y
11 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion added

Thanks for reporting the issue, tomdxw.

I think the overall issue is more WordPress-related than BuddyPress. (Basically all email from WordPress is "auto-generated", not just BuddyPress.)

Adding this header also might cause issues with email delivery. Read this comment in JIRA's bug tracker for an example:

If you need to do this for your own install, you can use WP's wp_mail hook to inject your 'Auto-Submitted' header into all WP emails.

#2 @DJPaul
10 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi @tomdxw

I believe you had identified a valid issue but agree with @r-a-y that this should be considered upstream in WordPress core. Are you able to make a ticket on please? Thank you.

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