Two bugs with 'invite users by email' Edited

1. when the email arrives, it appears to come from 'Anonymous (Confluence)' .. in the email server settings from: is set to: ${fullname} (Confluence)

so $(fullname) is resolving to Anonymous, which is a bug, because the admin full name is set to 'System Admin' in the admin profile....


2. when the email arrives in the destination inbox, there is no visible link .. however if i hover over the space at the bottom of the email, there is a clickable link there (you just can't see it) .. and clicking it sends you to the signup web page...

UPDATE: #2 appears to be a bug in the email client .. as it showed up ok when I send an invite to Gmail ... 

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Ann Worley Atlassian Team Jul 17, 2017

I tested sending invitations with the From Name:

${fullname} (Confluence)

and it does resolve to anonymous rather than to the administrators name that is doing the inviting. The issue was brought up before with regard to the daily digest being sent from Anonymous:

Daily Digest sent with From set to 'Anonymous' due to ${fullname} resolving to Anonymous

On my test instance the subject of the email does include the fullname of the admin who invited the person.

any idea when this will be fixed? seems it has been broken for years ... nobody trusts emails from 'Anonymous' .. think guys in scary looking masks....

Ann Worley Atlassian Team Jul 17, 2017

It was not on the list to be fixed as it was closed as "not a bug". I opened a new ticket, feel free to press your case directly with the development team on the publicly facing issue:

As an admin I would like the invitation email to be "from" the administrator not "Anonymous"

that link just redirects back to here....

Ann Worley Atlassian Team Jul 18, 2017

Derp! Here's the raw, unfancy link:

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