The Laughing Magician (zorkfox) wrote in suggestions,
The Laughing Magician
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Additional Information in the "To:" Field of E-mail Notifications

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Additional Information in the "To:" Field of E-mail Notifications

Short, concise description of the idea
A little more information in the "to" field of notification e-mails would make a world of difference for incoming e-mail filters.

Full description of the idea
As a user with multiple LiveJournal accounts, all of which send notification e-mails to my single e-mail address, I would find it immeasurably useful to have a bit more information in the "to" field of these messages.

The current behavior is to simply put my e-mail address in the field. If it could also have "journal_name" in there, I could filter these messages into their proper places automatically.

So, if I get a message on my role-playing diary, they would be sent to "pattern" <zorkfox@gmail.com>. And when I receive a message from my everyday journal, they would be sent to "zorkfox" <zorkfox@gmail.com>. And so on....

All this change will require is someone to adjust the e-mail notification template. The information is already available to whichever script generates the message, it just needs to be added to the "to" field.

An ordered list of benefits
  • Easier filtering for people with multiple LJ accounts but only one e-mail address.
  • Easier to determine which journals are seeing comment and friending traffic.
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
  • I can't think of any, but I'm sure someone will dream up an objection or think of something I didn't. :)
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