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Bug 46316 - Echo: Email notifications don't give a clue of what they're about
Echo: Email notifications don't give a clue of what they're about
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Echo (Other open bugs)
All All
: Unprioritized normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 1932
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Reported: 2013-03-19 09:45 UTC by Nemo
Modified: 2013-05-02 15:13 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Nemo 2013-03-19 09:45:50 UTC
I received this notification and thought it was phishing:
From: MediaWiki mail
Subject: You have a new talkpage message

Wikipedia user Axpde posted on your talk page:

/* ? */ new section

View more:


To control which emails we send you, visit:

Wikimedia Foundation, 149 New Montgomery St., 3rd Fl., San Francisco, CA 94105.
Wikipedia is not mentioned in the From (bug 32770) nor in the Summary, which additionally has this obscure jargon "talkpage" ;) that seems an unneeded detail to throw to newbies.
Comment 1 T. Gries 2013-03-20 18:53:38 UTC
The subject should also mention the pagename which includes the username in the present case (you are talking about "Echo")
Comment 2 Luke Welling 2013-04-26 17:41:13 UTC
Wikipedia should be mentioned in the From if the mail was sent from a Wikipedia.

I can add to the config code for that, so it behaves more like production

For the other suggestions, (more detail in the subject and avoiding the use of "talkpage") I'll add it to our feedback and review that text later.
Comment 3 Luke Welling 2013-04-26 18:07:53 UTC
Actually email setup has changed since this bug was filed.  That was sent using the same details as email confirmations and password resets.

Wikipedia should now be the From.

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