Opened 16 years ago

Closed 13 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: Nicola Larosa 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 16 years ago by jknight

Owner: changed from Jean-Paul Calderone to tjs

Reassigning to tjs as new website maintainer.

comment:2 Changed 16 years ago by Nicola Larosa

Cc: Nicola Larosa added
Owner: changed from tjs to Nicola Larosa
Type: enhancementdefect

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

comment:3 Changed 16 years ago by Nicola Larosa

Status: newassigned

comment:4 Changed 16 years ago by Nicola Larosa

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

comment:5 Changed 13 years ago by Jean-Paul Calderone

Resolution: worksforme
Status: assignedclosed

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 11 years ago by <automation>

Owner: Nicola Larosa deleted
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