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Currently, Phabricator adds a bunch of custom headers to outgoing emails (I believe, can't find the documentation that suggests this right at this moment). This is great, but unfortunately Gmail doesn't allow filtering on custom mail headers (AFAIK).

It would make my life easier if certain information was added to the body of the email as well, namely:

  • The repository (for differentials)
  • The project (for maniphests)
  • Possibly some other stuff I'd use occasionally

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(Personally, I'd prefer it if Gmail allowed filtering on custom headers... but this seems unlikely in the near future)

joshuaspence triaged this task as Wishlist priority.Jun 5 2014, 4:52 PM
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What about something like T5244?
We use [REPO/BRANCH] [Differential] <...> for our email subjects, and it's super convenient.

I'd prefer it in the body to be honest... still just as filterable and doesn't take up valuable space in the subject line.

I personally dislike it the addition to the body, as it adds more metadata to scroll through before I can get into the comments.

Can we maybe collapse repo+branch into a single line? Right now they take 6 lines (2x header, 2x content, 2x newlines), and it's annoying.

joshuaspence renamed this task from Make emails easier to filter. to Make emails easier to filter.Jul 18 2014, 7:55 AM

I think the most practical attack on this is T5791, roughly putting all the headers in the footer of the message.