Created: 2012-03-23 10:58
Updated: 2018-10-22 11:56
License: gpl-3.0

Redmine Issue Reminders Plugin Build Status

This plugin supplies several rake tasks for sending out email reminders listing inactive issues, due / overdue issues, and for automatically closing issues that have been marked 'resolved' a number of days ago and not seen any activity since.

The email functionality has to be activated per project (Settings / Modules). The closing of old resolved issues acts globally on all projects. Before using the plugin for the first time you have to set the issue statuses to consider as 'resolved' and 'closed' in the global plugin settings (Administration / Plugins).

Other configuration options are the number of days without activity after which to consider an issue inactive (defaults to 90), and the number of days after which to close resolved issues (defaults to 120).

inactive issue reminder

rake redmine:send_issue_reminders

This task will send out one email to every user, listing all inactive issues assigned to that user. In addition, if the user has the permission Receive inactive issue reminders (for the whole project) in a given project, also inactive issues not assigned to that user will be added to the list. Users not having any inactive issues wont receive an email of course. The idea is to run this task once a week, i.e. on sunday or monday morning in order to remind every user of his inactive issues, and to give project managers (via the permission mentioned above) an overview of inactive issues for their projects, regardless of who's the assignee.

due issues reminder

rake redmine:send_due_issues

Sends out one email to users, reminding them of their unresolved issues with a due date on or before (today + 7 days). So if this is run every week on monday morning, every user will receive a list of issues that are due this week or on next monday. The permission Receive due and overdue issue reminders (only if assignee) determines wether a user will receive such notifications or not.

Unresolved issues here are defined as 'not open' and not having the resolved but open issue state as explained below. You might want to customize that in lib/issue_reminders.rb.

close old resolved issues

rake redmine:close_old_resolved_issues

In our setup, we have a 'resolved' issue state which is not 'closed' in the redmine sense. This is because in our workflow, an issue is considered open until the customer (or whoever is the product owner) actively sets the resolved issue to 'closed'. Sometimes however people forget about this or feel too busy/lazy to do so. This rake task will clean up such old resolved issues by auto-closing them. By doing so the regular redmine email notifications will be sent out, reminding everybody concerned with the issue one last time. Run this via cron i.e. once a week. Be aware of the fact that if you have a lot of old resolved but not closed issues, the first run might take a while, sending out a lot of emails.

Supported Redmine versions

Current master should run on any Redmine 2.x. See the redmine-1.x tag for a version that runs on Redmine 1.2 - 1.4.

Bug reports and reports of success and failure with other versions of Redmine are welcome of course.


Copyright (C) 2012-2015 Jens Krämer

The Issue Reminders plugin for Redmine is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

The Issue Reminders plugin for Redmine is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with the plugin. If not, see

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