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Bug 19246 - IP blocks with "block e-mail" set and "anonymous only" not set should block e-mail
IP blocks with "block e-mail" set and "anonymous only" not set should block e...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 18860
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User blocking (Other open bugs)
unspecified
PC Windows XP
: Normal major (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2009-06-16 20:56 UTC by Nishkid
Modified: 2012-05-15 14:21 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Web browser: Firefox
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Nishkid 2009-06-16 20:56:06 UTC
The "Prevent user from sending e-mail" feature was recently added to the IP block interface on the English Wikipedia. This feature was installed as a result of perpetual mass e-mail spam abuse by multiple banned users. However, this feature has not stopped these banned users from continuing their mass e-mail attacks while logged in, despite the fact that the IP may have already been hardblocked with the "Prevent user from sending e-mail" setting. 

An example:
I blocked the open proxy IP range 88.191.0.0/16 at 20:49, 28 May 2009 for 5 years with the settings "account creation blocked, autoblock disabled, e-mail blocked". http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=block&page=User%3A88.191.0.0%2F16

On 13 June 2009, I ran a CheckUser on the IP range and discovered that the banned users' sockpuppets "Drill you like an ocean" and "YAHOO!Hooligan" had sent a few dozen e-mails from that IP range!

I request that this issue be fixed, so that IP blocks with the "prevent user from sending e-mail" setting can also prevent logged in editors from also sending e-mails. These IP blocks are almost exclusively used to deal with banned editors on open proxies, so there should be little to no collateral damage.

Thanks!
Comment 1 Nakon 2009-06-16 23:05:38 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 18860 ***

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