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RT::Extension::RepliesToResolved - intercept replies to resolved tickets


Intercepts replies via email to resolved tickets, and creates a new ticket rather than updating the resolved ticket. There are a few reasons to do this:

"Thank you" messages re-open tickets and mess with statistics.
People keep sending new questions into old tickets.


perl Makefile.PL
make install

May need root permissions

make initdb

Only run this the first time you install this module.

If you run this twice, you may end up with duplicate data in your database.

If you are upgrading this module, check for upgrading instructions in case changes need to be made to your database.

Edit your /opt/rt4/etc/RT_SiteConfig.pm

If you are using RT 4.2 or greater, add this line:


For RT 4.0, add this line:

    Set(@Plugins, qw(RT::Extension::RepliesToResolved));

or add RT::Extension::RepliesToResolved to your existing @Plugins line.

Clear your mason cache
    rm -rf /opt/rt4/var/mason_data/obj
Restart your webserver


Configuration for this extension is defined in


You can read about the options in that file and then set your own options in your RT_SiteConfig.pm file.

By default, after 7 days, this module will intercept mail to resolved tickets and force the creation of a new ticket. It then creates a RefersTo link between the two tickets. Each of these (time, statuses, link) is configurable.


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