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Echo: Email notifications don't give a clue of what they're about
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I received this notification and thought it was phishing:

From: MediaWiki mail
Subject: You have a new talkpage message

Wikipedia user Axpde posted on your talk page:

/* ? */ new section

View more:

http://test.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Nemo_bis


To control which emails we send you, visit:
http://test.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-echo

Wikimedia Foundation, 149 New Montgomery St., 3rd Fl., San Francisco, CA 94105.

Wikipedia is not mentioned in the From (bug 32770) nor in the Summary, which additionally has this obscure jargon "talkpage" ;) that seems an unneeded detail to throw to newbies.


Version: master
Severity: normal
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=32770
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46315

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 1:29 AM
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Nemo_bis created this task.Mar 19 2013, 9:45 AM

The subject should also mention the pagename which includes the username in the present case (you are talking about "Echo")

lwelling wrote:

Wikipedia should be mentioned in the From if the mail was sent from a Wikipedia.

I can add test.wikipedia.org to the config code for that, so it behaves more like production en.wikipedia.org.

For the other suggestions, (more detail in the subject and avoiding the use of "talkpage") I'll add it to our feedback and review that text later.

lwelling wrote:

Actually email setup has changed since this bug was filed. That was sent using the same details as email confirmations and password resets.

Wikipedia should now be the From.

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