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Bug 11048 - My email is being posted to third parties (found in search engines)
My email is being posted to third parties (found in search engines)
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 148
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Bugzilla (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: High major (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-08-23 20:22 UTC by Jonny Watts
Modified: 2007-08-23 21:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Jonny Watts 2007-08-23 20:22:03 UTC
When I posted my first bug here, My email address, (coastergeekperson04 (at) hotmail.com) was posted here, with the @ symbol. I feel very insecure about this information.
I honestly don't care about my email being post to third parties, etc. but posting the @ symbol is what spambots detect. I often post my email in a format like coastergeekperson04 (at) hotmail.com or just coastergeekperson04(a)hotmail.com
Something must be done to prevent spam.
Comment 1 Robert Leverington 2007-08-23 20:27:15 UTC
Firstly, this is not MediaWiki's fault. It is BugZilla - please tell them about it, nothing can be done about it here. Secondly, if you use an e-mail provider with decent spam protection this shouldn't be an issue. Google springs to mind, but Yahoo and Hotmal both have reasonable spam protection. Also you could set up a throw away e-mail address that is filtered and only e-mails from the bugzilla daemon get let through.
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-08-23 20:29:08 UTC
Not INVALID.  We do run this Bugzilla, the request was just misfiled.  We could write a hack if we really cared, or find an existing one (e.g. Mozilla's Bugzilla doesn't have this issue).

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 148 ***
Comment 3 Casey Brown 2007-08-23 20:30:09 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> When I posted my first bug here, My email address, (coastergeekperson04 (at)
> hotmail.com) was posted here, with the @ symbol. I feel very insecure about
> this information.
> I honestly don't care about my email being post to third parties, etc. but
> posting the @ symbol is what spambots detect. I often post my email in a format
> like coastergeekperson04 (at) hotmail.com or just
> coastergeekperson04(a)hotmail.com
> Something must be done to prevent spam.
> 

(Mid-air collision) This is the Mozilla Bugzilla software (http://bugzilla.mozilla.org), it's not MediaWiki or Wikimedia's decision/fault on the way your e-mail address looks.  Just change your e-mail address or don't use it.  However, please be aware that I've commented on a lot of bugs for a long period of time and have never gotten spam because of it.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2007-08-23 21:17:24 UTC
Simetrical, Mozilla's bugzilla does the same as ours -- it lists email addresses all over the page, always using @ instead of literal @ as some sort of basic anti-spambot measure. (Who knows if that's still effective. :)
Comment 5 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-08-23 21:20:53 UTC
Hmm, you're right, I was hallucinating.

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