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Hi,

This is a request to please change each distributed web's WebNotify.txt to a) not mention an extra e-mail address like example@yourNOSPAM.company. Instead, the system will use the address known for the given WikiName. b) possibly even comment out the one TWikiGuest entry.

Affected webs in 4.0.4: _default, TWiki, Main, Trash, Sandbox.

I just went through a TWiki installation and found this the most annoying default setting. I had to change it in all places. I'd rather not see the e-mail logs stock warnings for example.com.

Add a): not repeating the e-mail avoids redundancy and lowers the risk of stale data when people's address changes. Indeed, nobody in TWiki:TWiki/WebNotify uses a distinct e-mail address.

Add b): I was considering using an empty e-mail entry for TwikiGuest in the .htpasswd file (I'm using Apache login). Security considerations (read somewhere in TWiki) made me believe it's better to have an e-mail entry for everybody. So by default, this user would receive notifications: not ideal.

Summary: a) is important, b) is left to think about. Maybe TWiki should document what happens with bad entries there: silently ignored or error message in logs?

Regards, TWiki:Main/JoergHoehle


I came across TWiki:Codev/OmittingEmailInWebNotify which mentions that TWikiGuest will not receive notifications. This makes sense but should be documented in WebNotify -> enhancement! It would have prevented our admins from commenting out each TWikiGuest entry, which later led to incorrect indentation of subsequent entries, indented by 4 spaces, as follows:

# * TWikiGuest * RegularUser - too much indentation

Summary: enhancement a) above is still recommended, b) is superfluous and superseeded by the following suggestion:

Please add something like this: Note: You need not comment out the TWikiGuest entry, this user is always excluded from notification services.

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Summary change WebNotify defaults not to mention e-mail@exampleNOSPAM.com
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.JoergHoehle
Codebase 4.0.2, 4.0.4, 4.0.3
SVN Range Wed, 12 Jul 2006 build 11001
AppliesTo Engine
Component

Priority Enhancement
CurrentState New
WaitingFor

Checkins

TargetRelease n/a
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