Posted by kohsuke
on March 6, 2008 at 10:22 AM PST
If you run java.net projects and are tired of reminding users who post direct e-mails to the issues list (which is for notification from BugZilla), then I have the solution for you.
One of the common problems of java.net project owners is the e-mails that people send to email@example.com . This list is normally reserved for the automatic notifications from the issue tracker (thus it gets lower level of attention), but mistaken users often think this is the list to report any problems, and send in e-mails directly.
The "issue police" daemon monitors the issues list, and if it finds such an e-mail, it will politely remind the user that the issues list is for notifications only. It's very easy to use, too — just add firstname.lastname@example.org as a subcriber to your issues list.
(And while I have your attention, if you run java.net projects, you'll probably find my other projects like autoresponder , role manager , java.net tasks , and logger useful.)