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re: my Watching@bugzilla begins

I have watched a few days (almost a week) but I got nothing. I must have done something wrong. I log back in Bugzilla and check my “Preferences”-> “Email Preferences”

User Watching: That looks ok….I have the name/address

Field/recipient specific options: Oh no, I forgot the check on “CCed”, silly me. Anyway, problem solved

I received 6 emails in an hour from bugzilla-daemon@mozilla.org regards a bug on Unix & Windows.

I am able to see the conversation between the person who I am watching with others. Watching is a great tools to get to know a person work and his/her involvement in the bugzilla. I just wish there is some kind of tool out there that help me filter/organizes these emails.

for example: only the messages which includes the word “locale; en-GB; en-CA; python; etc” are being forwarded to avoid information overloading.

maybe a “search mail function” that go though all the emails in the mailbox, so that only the mail with the given word will show. Oh wait, Gmail has this already.

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October 18, 2007 - Posted by | open source

2 Comments »

  1. You can set filtering in GMail to do exactly this. For instance, make two folders (labels) “relevant Bugzilla activity” and “Bugzilla noise”. I haven’t tried it myself — only sender based filtering — but it sure looks like you can do full-text search (i.e. anything in the body with ‘python’ into ‘python’ folder).

    Comment by Jesse | October 18, 2007 | Reply

  2. Yes, I totally agree with you.
    It gets pretty crazy with the amount of information being passed around in seperate mails.
    Even though I do agree with the above poster about making email filters, I still think it shouldn’t be the user making things work.

    Comment by Simon Jung | October 19, 2007 | Reply


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