Change e-mail template problem

This should be easy but I must be doing something wrong.

I am on JIRA 5.0.7.

We use HTML format as a default.

I am looking to add the Fix Version(s) to the email for issue udpates.

On my server I go to:

C:\Program Files\Atlassian\JIRA\atlassian-jira\WEB-INF\classes\templates\email\html

and edit:


I added the following table row with some simple text:


<tr valign="top">
		This is a test of the e-mail template system.


I then changed this file as well:

C:\Program Files\Atlassian\JIRA\atlassian-jira\WEB-INF\classes\templates\email\subject\issueupdated.vm

and changed the text from:

($issue.key) $issue.summary


($issue.key) $issue.summary - Test

I save my files and restart JIRA. I change an issue and get an e-mail but I do not see any of my changes.

I thought this could be done directly via the templates or do I have to have the src code.

Or is there a step I am missing here.


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Thanks Norman. As much as I did not want to do that it helped a ton. Not only that but I fgiured out how to complete all the work.

Now only if you didn't have to restart JIRA to get your changes to take.

See also this question for disabling caching, great for your TEST server.

FYI, JEMH has a live Velocity template editor, no restarts required ;)

Yes you should be able to do that, the steps are right. Are you getting a text or a html notification (for the content), the subject change should work, I do this a lot.

It might be silly, but is there one and only one JIRA installation on your machine?

I would change both the text as well as the html files. I would also change all the email templates and figure out which email template is actually being used if your changes still does not work.

Your welcome! How about a little karma by voting up my comment since my suggestion was useful to you.

No problem. Done!

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