Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 135935
No email address for the reporters when using the beta bugzilla
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:13:44 EDT
Description of problem: There is no email address for the reporter, when looking
at an individual bug. This can make it difficult to know where to direct people,
and/or whether or not a feature request can go directly into featurezilla
(internal requests), or if a featurezilla needs to be created separately and
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to a bug in bugzilla's beta (Eg
2. Notice that there is only a reporter name, and not an address
No email address for the reporter!
Email address either being in the bug, or easily found via a link from the bug,
so I can tell where things need to be directed during triage.
*** Bug 135957 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 136260 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 135819 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
My original reasoning for doing this was to keep all communication inside of
Bugzilla by forcing people to use the ui interface. Also I had complaints using
the old Bugzilla about the possibilty of spam bots farming email addresses from
public bug reports. My three options here that I would like comment on are:
1. Only show email addresses if viewer logged in with a proper account.
Wondering though if someone can create scripts that log with valid accounts and
farm emails that way.
2. Convert all firstname.lastname@example.org emails to "user AT domain_com" or something
similar and then force the user to fix the address in their client before
sending a message.
3. Leave it as is.
Any other methods or comments?
perhaps only show emails to privileged accounts
I'm fine with either 1 or 2, since I only need the address to know
where a bug originated from.
Fixed in new beta, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/beta2