How to detect incoming mails without Subject?

When users are sending mails without subject to a mailhandler the handler fail to create an issue without generating any ERROR or WARNING in "atlassian-jira-incoming-mail.log" unless you are logging in DEBUG mode.

The mail is just deleted from the folder!

2015-10-16 10:26:00,929 DEBUG [SOMC IMAP jira-mail-test] 
atlassian-scheduler-quartz1.clustered_Worker-2 anonymous    Test Mail 
Handler Test Mail Handler[10200]: Issue must have a summary. The mail 
message has an empty or no subject.
2015-10-16 10:26:00,929 DEBUG 
[SOMC IMAP jira-mail-test] 
atlassian-scheduler-quartz1.clustered_Worker-2 anonymous    Test Mail 
Handler Deleting Message: <1459F2CBB1C32E45863B1F1BFA0FDD6203CF27D0B767@XZY.user.net>

Anyone else observed this problem? 

/David Jansson

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Hi David,

This behavior was already reported to us as you can see from: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-12649
It is not reported as a BUG, but there are people claiming it should be.
Please add yourself as a watcher to it and vote, so you can help us to understand the importance of this behavior and adjust its priority if necessary. This is our new features policy: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DEV/Implementation+of+New+Features+Policy

Thanks Daniel I'm now a watcher of the Issue ;) I hadn't found it before so I created https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-44925 - "Mailhandler deletes mail without creating new issue when Subject is empty." The respons from Atlassian was that they needed more information to be able to reproduce the behavior and to create a Support ticket....

I am glad I could help. You are welcome! ;)

If you enter a forward address, you will at least get an email about this (and other) failures.

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