We've been aware of this since the beginning, and while we're trying to
figure out a solution that doesn't break threading, at the moment there's
really not much you can do other than filtering on the client side. There
are a handful of headers that we insert into emails to help with this.
On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Chad Peterson
> I have a group of about 12 developers who have used ReviewBoard for the
> past three months. In general, they are really pleased and believe it is a
> much better tool for source code review than the tool it replaces, which was
> heavyweight and didn't really support software.
> One of the team members asked me if there was a way to limit the number of
> emails they are receiving. Here is the scenario that can flood their
> 1) A developer creates a review, and publishes it
> 2) Four reviewers create a review, and publish (4 emails generated)
> 3) The developer goes back and responds to each review, with comments, and
> must push PUBLISH for each review. 4 emails pushed to every developer.
> So, I'm wondering, short of turning off email notifications, is there
> something that we can do to limit the number of emails being sent out? Are
> we misusing or otherwise misconfiguring the tool?
> If there's nothing we can do, is there anything on the roadmap to allow
> email fine tuning (such as, only sending the comment back to the author of
> the review to which you're responding?)
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