The update module can send you email when a new release is available for a module you installed. The problem is I get a email everyday. Some security update are very minor and unreachable for an attacker, I don't want to update the website and so I don't want future notification about this update.

I would like to be notified every time their is an new update, not every day for the sames updates.

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    That'll need a core patch (to update_requirements() and _update_cron_notify() at least by the looks of things). It would be much easier to ignore the emails and check the site manually on a schedule that suits your workflow
    – Clive
    Jul 16, 2013 at 8:14
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    This looks to me more of a feature request for the core update module, than a question. This should be discussed on a issue queue on drupal.org and not here.
    – AjitS
    Jul 16, 2013 at 8:15
  • Gmail is pretty good at hiding duplicated content in conversation, so I'm getting mails but see immediately if there's something new or not. On the other side, I don't ignore updates (I have the luxury of applying them as they go), so haven't tested with this particular mailing.
    – Mołot
    Jul 16, 2013 at 8:17

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I can use hook_mail_alter to cancel the sending of the mail. I can simply store a md5 of the mail's body every time the mail is send and compare it with the "new" email, if it's the same I don't send it.

  • I'm not sure about the MD5 of the emails, but instead of using hook_form_alter, I'd suggest you to use the hook_mail_alter(), instead. you can do the check in that function and then set the argument of the function $message['send'] to FALSE to stop the mail from being sent, based on the condition (MD5).
    – AjitS
    Jul 16, 2013 at 11:33
  • I said hook_mail_alter... edited my message to make a proper link.
    – gagarine
    Jul 16, 2013 at 11:37
  • Oh, my bad! Slip of sight I suppose ;-)
    – AjitS
    Jul 16, 2013 at 11:41

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