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Email Notification Enhancements (index page)

I propose that we keep this page as a central gateway page for all the current efforts (and hopefully available patches and plugins) on the email notification system in TWiki. Please do not put discussions in this page, but in (sub) pages pointed to by this page.

Try to maintain the status of the effort: wish, design, code, patch, done (i.e. in TWikiAlphaRelease)...

Feel free to keep this page up to date!

Other email-related TWiki enhancements

Other notification mechanisms:

Related pages:

-- ColasNahaboo - 09 Mar 2002
-- RichardDonkin - 23 May 2002

Factored a couple subtopics out of OmittingEmailInWebNotify into here. -- WalterMundt - 08 Jan 2003

Boy, if a topic from 2001 is marked as NEW here (I removed it and made it bold), I hate to think of what's considered old!

-- GrantBow - 16 Jan 2003

There apppears to be a cross-product of notification techniques that applies to email, RSS, etc. - I attempt to taxonomize them on the linked to page.

A meta-comment: TWiiki seems to have a lot more "stale" topics than any other wiki I am familiar with. It may just be that TWiki has a smaller user community than Ward's original wiki or MeatBallWiiki, but I don't think that's necessarily true.

TWiki's mail notification technology seems to be clumsier than some of these other wikis, notably ZWiki. But that's not all, since on some wikis there is no mail notification.

-- AndyGlew - 24 Jun 2003

Sorry to add another comment - I'll refactor soon - but SamHasler showed me hiis search command that gives a list of pages I have worked on that have been recently modified. He and I have placed this in our homepages.

I think this could be the basis of a much more useful mailnotify. E.g. I think that I will just run a cron job on my own machine that snarfs that search. I.e. use my own schedule, not the twiki servers.

It needs a bit of an extension, e.g. to grep the RCS log for user name, but overall I find it much better than mailnotify.

What should I refactor this to: MailnotifyAlternativeUsingHeuristicToFindParticularPagesUserMayBeInterestedIn? Nah, that's too long a name.

-- AndyGlew - 11 Aug 2003

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