We’ve frequently heard from users that they want an easy way to filter unwanted issues from their Sentry projects – one that doesn’t involve tricky client configuration. We’re introducing a new resource that complements our existing features for adding context to error tracking and is aimed at making filtering simple: Inbound Data Filters.
Located in your project settings, you can now enable one of four filters that eliminate inbound issues according to commonly-requested criteria:
- Errors from localhost/127.0.0.1
- Browser extensions
- Legacy browsers – IE9, IE8, and other deprecated browsers
- Web crawlers – e.g. search engine crawlers like Googlebot™
Today these filters are really simple, and rely on a set of predefined criteria (e.g. known user agents). Despite their simplicity, they are a powerful way to automatically remove a wide variety of low-value issues from your inbox.
Get started today by browsing to “Project Settings” → “Inbound Data Filters”.