Version 15 (modified by bas, 17 years ago) (diff)



After installation, edit email2trac.conf;; for your site. Most important parameter is project. below is a table which options there are with a short description and the default value:

NAME VALUE Description
project: /data/trac/jouvin REQUIRED
debug: 1 OPTIONAL, if set print some DEBUG info
spam_level: 4 OPTIONAL, if set check for SPAM mail
drop_spam: 0 OPTIONAL:, if set then reject mail marked as SPAM
reply_all: 1 OPTIONAL, if set then put all CC-addresses in ticket CC-field
umask: 022 OPTIONAL, Use this umask for saving attachments
mailto_link: 1 OPTIONAL, if set then [mailto:CC] in description
mailto_cc: ticket@… OPTIONAL, Use ths address as CC in mailto line
ticket_update: 1 OPTIONAL, if set then check if this is an update for a ticket
email_header: 1 OPTIONAL, if set then show TO/CC fields in description
trac_version: 0.9 OPTIONAL. if set then use this as version number, default 0.10
alternate_notify_template a_ticket.css OPTIONAL if set then use this style sheet for notify
enable_syslog 1 OPTIONAL, if set log errors to syslog, note they are not mailed back to the reporter
verbatim_format 1 OPTIONAL, default: 1, if unset then do not use format: {{{ mail body text }}]
strip_signature 1 OPTIONAL, It will try to remove the user signature from the mail, default: 0
[bas] OPTIONAL project declaration, also set project and use --project option
project: /data/trac/bas
spam_level: 2 Override DEFAULT spam_level, can also be done for other options


There are two configuration options to handle spam. Both options depend on the X-Spam-Score line in the message header. This line is set by a spam detecting program like SpamAssassin. It count the * in the X-Spam-Score line eg:

spam_level: 4
drop_spam: 1   

This setup drops all email that Spam-score greater the 4. With this setting the email below is rejected:

From Tue Dec  5 12:47:04 2006
Subject: Test
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain;
List-Id: 8
X-Scanned-By: MIMEDefang 2.56 on
X-Scanned-By: MIMEDefang 2.51 on
X-Scanned-By: MIMEDefang 2.56 on
X-Spam-Score: ***************************** (29.334) BAYES_99,
        WEIRD_PORT, autolearn=spam

Ticket Update

If you have enabled 'ticket_update' in email2trac.conf then you have to choose one of this options to make it work:

  • Configure trac notification, eg:
          (ticket address:
          smtp_enabled = true
          smtp_always_cc =
          smtp_server = localhost
          smtp_from =
          always_notify_reporter = true
  • Use the mailto_cc in email2trac.conf if you want to send an email to the ticket email address.