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incorrect email filtering

I've gotten reports of too many emails coming into users filtering based on tags.

tfoote's avatar
asked 2011-03-03 15:19:08 -0500
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Ok, will look into test cases. Correctness of email alerts so far has been the hardest problem! There are very many combinations of settings to test.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-03-03 17:03:45 -0500) edit
@Benoit, do you have this issue on your site? I know you use the "only selected tags" filter for your users.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-03-03 17:04:48 -0500) edit
The only oddity I have seen is a few times someone has no interesting tags set, but they still get the occasional email.
Benoit's avatar Benoit (2011-03-06 13:12:19 -0500) edit
I have setup my account to onlly email "entire forum" "instant" "only selected tags" and I have 3 tags selected. I'm getting emails with unrelated tags. Out of the 60 questions I've been emailed by askbot a quick read through suggests that 6 of them match my tag queries. Most are completely unreleated.
tfoote's avatar tfoote (2011-03-08 21:03:38 -0500) edit
Signed up like you on - getting many emails on comments, even though I do not have a single interesting tag. Do you get emails on questions or answers as well?
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-03-10 07:57:31 -0500) edit
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Please give a shot to the latest version - available both at github and PyPi.

The getter function for the subscribers on instant notifications for the comments did not have a tag filter, added now.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2011-03-10 10:38:54 -0500
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Great thanks. I'll try to update early next week.
tfoote's avatar tfoote (2011-03-11 17:38:48 -0500) edit
Initial tests with 0.6.74 show that at least 1 correctly went through and one was correctly filtered out.
tfoote's avatar tfoote (2011-03-16 22:36:12 -0500) edit
Ok, seems like there is a chance that it works. I will turn on my instant subscription again (killed it after a few hundred spam messages :). Btw, I met someone from your community at the poster section, unfortunately I did not even ask what is his name - I am pretty bad sometimes in real-time communication, especially when there are 5 or so people talking at once.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-03-16 22:43:55 -0500) edit
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