See correction below. Point 1 is an inconvenience (i.e. having to
reenter your id with each comment); Point 2 is more of a concern.
From: Lee Won=20
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 12:24 PM
Subject: New User of CodeStriker - Problems with sender email addressing
We have just installed CodeStriker 1.9.0.beta2 and I'm having problems
getting with email generation.
I configured the system to generate emails when comments are added and
when the topic state is change. I created a topic and assigned a
reviewer. Emails were generated properly at this point. However, the
1) When my reviewer adds a comment, the add comment screen is not
pre-populated with the reviewer's email address. He must retype it in
each time he adds a comments which is a PAIN (note: if you enter an
invalid address, no email is sent and there does not seem to be any
error notification that this has happened). According to the user
manual, what is supposed to happen is: "your email address is
remembered in the browser's cookie, to prevent you from having to enter
it each time you make a comment". This is obviously not happening.
CORRECTION: email does get sent even though an invalid email address is
entered for the "Your email" field.
2) If the reviewer changes the topic state, an email is properly
sent to the author but the text of the email says "The following changes
were made by an unknown user from host (unknown) and address <ip address
of reviewer's machine>". Again, it looks like it's not able to get an
email address from the browser's cookie. =20
We also discovered that once my reviewer created a topic of his own in
which he has to explicitly specify his email address, the two scenarios
above then starts working fine. Also, if he later creates another topic
and enters a different email address, that new email address is the one
that now gets use for subsequent add comment screen autopopulation and
topic state change notification. It looks like the cookie that
remembers your email address gets set (and reset) on topic creation. Is
there another way to configure/set one's email address without actually
doing a topic creation?
BTW: The browser used was Internet Explorer version 6.0.2800.1106. It
is set up to accept cookies from the CodeStriker server and it looks
like its accepting cookies properly.=20