Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#1516 defect closed worksforme (worksforme)

trac lets people assign and cc bugs to nonexistent users

Reported by: jknight Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: website Keywords:
Cc: tekNico Branch:


This is a problem because people might they think they've assigned or cc'd a bug to somebody, but effective just sent it to /dev/null.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jknight

  • Owner changed from exarkun to tjs

Reassigning to tjs as new website maintainer.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by tekNico

  • Cc tekNico added
  • Owner changed from tjs to tekNico
  • Type changed from enhancement to defect

This'll have to be forwarded to Trac developers, I'll check whether they're already working on it.

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by tekNico

  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by tekNico

Assignment is now done with a selection among existing accounts. The problem remains for the Cc: field.

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by exarkun

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

There's no way to actually know what values are valid for the cc field. Any email address is allowed (and we're not going to start doing VRFYs). Plus, even a valid username might not be associated with a valid email address. Restricting the input to valid usernames or strings with '@' in them might be a slight improvement, but there's still lots of opportunity for messages to be lost, so I don't feel like it's worth the effort required.

A good resolution for this would be "fixed"/"wontfix". I'll compromise by making it "worksforme".

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by <automation>

  • Owner tekNico deleted
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