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Issue 556996

Title: allow commands through mail gateway
Type: rfe Severity: normal
Components: Interface Versions:
Status: open Resolution:
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: richard Nosy List: ber, richard, rouilj, schlatterbeck
Priority: normal Keywords: Effort-Medium

Created on 2002-05-16 22:15 by richard, last changed 2016-04-10 23:22 by rouilj.

msg3017 Author: [hidden] (richard) Date: 2002-05-16 22:15
It would be really nice to be able to perform  
commands through the email gateway:  
- help  
- list issue  
- show issue167  
- search issue title="some text to search  
... are there any others?  
We can check the body of incoming messages  
that have a blank subject - if they contain  
_only_ the command text (ignoring signature)  
then run the command.  
While we're at it, the help page returned by  
the mailgw could use work.  
There's a chance that some email programs  
will auto-set a blank subject to "no subject"  
(hello, outlook) so maybe the check could be  
performed even when there's a subject, but no  
[designator] on the subject line.  
msg3018 Author: [hidden] (ber) Date: 2002-08-30 17:48
Logged In: YES 

I second that email commands are an important feature
(Thus I would raise the priority.)

Apard from just listing, searching and help commands are
also needed to
actually manipulate the issue. Thus there is a need for
The real solution would be to have a gnupg signature which
gets checked.
As a workaround a check on the From addresses or additional
might be feasable.
msg4480 Author: [hidden] (schlatterbeck) Date: 2012-01-05 20:36
see also issue1946564 which mentions some security aspects.
Security could -- now that pgp support exists -- be solved by requiring
authenticated (pgp) email for certain actions or users.
On the other hand we now have XMLRPC so remote management can be solved
by other means.
msg4514 Author: [hidden] (rouilj) Date: 2012-03-11 01:03
See also issue 2550731 that should allow this to be implemented as an
auditor since the auditor can look at the message and see from the
db.txSource variable added on the issue that it was authenticated
using email/pgp.
msg5513 Author: [hidden] (rouilj) Date: 2016-04-10 23:22
Just a note that a subject line with the work "help" will return
the help text for the mail gateway.
Date User Action Args
2016-04-10 23:22:11rouiljsetkeywords: + Effort-Medium
messages: + msg5513
2012-03-11 01:03:00rouiljsetnosy: + rouilj
messages: + msg4514
2012-01-05 20:36:20schlatterbecksetnosy: + schlatterbeck
messages: + msg4480
2012-01-05 20:34:07schlatterbecklinkissue1946564 superseder
2002-05-16 22:15:20richardcreate