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Bug 21347 - Installer should warn of pitfalls if wgPasswordSender or wgEmergencyContact isn't a real address. Maybe it could try checking them, too.
Installer should warn of pitfalls if wgPasswordSender or wgEmergencyContact i...
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug...
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Blocks: 1932
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Reported: 2009-10-29 13:09 UTC by imz
Modified: 2014-05-18 14:18 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description imz 2009-10-29 13:09:34 UTC
As it turned out in https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=524822#c2 , the messages from a Mediawiki installation didn't pass a sender-callback-verification on the receiving side, because there was no corresponding mail account on the sending side.

Since for good functioning of a Mediawiki installation sending receivable email messages is required, I suggest that Mediawiki checks whether the given address is really present, so that filters don't block the outgoing messages.
Comment 1 Mark A. Hershberger 2011-07-07 19:26:20 UTC
At most, MW's installer should verify the email address is valid, but I'm not even sure of that.  It would be good to add a warning about potential pitfalls if the email address isn't valid, though.

If you need to set the email sender see $wgEmergencyContact and/or $wgPasswordSender.
Comment 2 imz 2014-05-18 14:18:59 UTC
I'm collecting the cases of such pitfalls at http://en.altlinux.org/Non-delivery_of_email_sent_by_automated_services_to_altlinux.org . Just in case someone is interested in turning sysadmins' attention to this problem, too, and will at least make the sysadmin and all people aware of such sites publicly. It's quite annoying to come across such a site (whose emails don't get through to you).

Not only MediaWiki is one of the popular software that often has a bad sender for the outgoing emails, but Bugzilla is, too.

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