Patchwork provides a number of special email headers to control how a patch is handled when it is received. The examples provided below use git-send-email, but custom headers can also be set when using tools like mutt.
Valid values: ignore
When set, this header will ensure the provided email is not parsed by Patchwork. For example:
$ git send-email --add-header="X-Patchwork-Hint: ignore" master
Valid values: An email address associated with a Patchwork user
If set and valid, the user corresponding to the provided email address will be assigned as the delegate of any patch parsed. If invalid, it will be ignored. For example:
$ git send-email --add-header="X-Patchwork-Delegate: firstname.lastname@example.org" master
Valid values: Varies between deployments. This can usually be one of “Accepted”, “Rejected”, “RFC” or “Awaiting Upstream”, among others.
If set and valid, the state provided will be assigned as the state of any patch parsed. If invalid, it will be ignored. For example:
$ git send-email --add-header="X-Patchwork-State: RFC" master
Valid values: <none, value is ignored>
When set on a reply to an existing cover letter or patch, this header will mark the comment as “unaddressed”. The comment can then be addressed using the API or web UI. For more details, refer to Comment Metadata.