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Redmine plugin that will add email addresses as watchers to issues (and other objects).
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Fix error caused by missing ChilliProject value in Redmine
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Redmine Email Watchers

Redmine plugin that will add email addresses as watchers to issues (and other objects).


  • Allows adding email watchers to issues on the issue details page

  • Email watchers will receive issue updates via email

  • Email watchers can also reply to issue updates via email (see below)

Getting the plugin

A copy of the plugin can be downloaded from Little Stream Software or from GitHub

Installation and Setup

  1. Follow the Redmine plugin installation steps at:

  2. (optional) Patch your Redmine if you want to allow email watchers to reply to email (see below)

  3. Restart your Redmine web servers (e.g. mongrel, thin, mod_rails)

Patching Redmine to allow email watchers to reply to issues via email

In order for email watcher to reply to issues (MailHandler), Redmine needs to be patched. These patches are available on my fork of redmine in the LSS-2708-mail-handler-find-user-refactoring branch.


  1. Setup permissions for viewing, adding, and deleting email watchers in Redmine's Admin panel

  2. Browse to an issue page

  3. On the sidebar next to the standard Watchers there will be an Email Watchers section

  4. Click Add and enter an email address to add as an email watcher

The plugin will automatically add all email watchers to outgoing issue email notifications.


This plugin is licensed under the GNU GPL v2. See COPYRIGHT.txt and GPL.txt for details.

Project help

If you need help you can contact the maintainer at the Bug Tracker. The bug tracker is located at

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