We almost *finished* a reasonable framework and the necessary patches for two
independent kind of e-mail notifications:
(1) general page changes (all namespace)
(2) User_talk:page changes
Assume you are User X and you have a watchlist and a user_talk:X page.
You will receive a (one) short e-mail, when someone (else than you) changes
pages you watch or changes your user_talk:X page. Further notifications
regarding this page are suppressed until you revisit this page. An icon
indicates your watch list items, which have new, not yet visited content, and
for which you already got a notification. A new general reset button on your
watch list page allows you to reset all notification flags at once.
Further reading, implementation details and documentation is already available
on http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/EmailNotification and secondary pages.
The expected date of the patch publication is 19. September 2004
Thomas Gries and Markus Arndt
free keywords: e-mail, email, notification, watchlist, user_talk, page changes