Email Notification is the process of sending an email to a related party for the purpose of keeping them up to date on a current issue.
On any update to the system, the default behavior of FIT is to send a notification to the user who is currently assigned to the modified issue. The one exception to this rule is that a person making the change does not need to be notified. In fact, the email for the person making the change is compared against each of the notification recipients. If it matches, then no email is sent for that user. In this case, there is no need to send a redundant email to the user that just made the change. This can be a little tricky if you are testing it because it demands two unique email addresses.
In addition, several notify lists can be used to direct notifications:
The system keeps track of where to send a notification, using the email address associated with the user profile for each user. This address can actually include multiple addresses, if they are separated by a comma or semi-colon.
When a bug is modified, the system creates an email notification and directs it to a list which contains the following:
This list is automatically stripped of duplicates and/or a matching assignee email address (which avoids the redundancy problem outlined above).
All notification is accomplished using a SMTP server, as configured in the Server Configuration menu of the Admin section.