Bug 135935 - No email address for the reporters when using the beta bugzilla
No email address for the reporters when using the beta bugzilla
Product: Bugzilla
Classification: Community
Component: Bugzilla General (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
David Lawrence
: 135819 135957 136260 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-10-15 16:07 EDT by Suzanne Hillman
Modified: 2007-04-18 13:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-25 18:21:47 EDT
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Description Suzanne Hillman 2004-10-15 16:07:14 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
pointed to.

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
Actual results:
No email address for the reporter!

Expected results:
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.

Additional info:
Comment 1 David Lawrence 2004-10-18 18:34:43 EDT
*** Bug 135957 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 David Lawrence 2004-10-18 18:35:32 EDT
*** Bug 136260 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 David Lawrence 2004-10-18 18:43:46 EDT
*** Bug 135819 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 David Lawrence 2004-10-18 18:50:10 EDT
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 user@domain.com 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?

Comment 5 Mike McLean 2004-10-18 19:10:32 EDT
perhaps only show emails to privileged accounts
Comment 6 Suzanne Hillman 2004-10-19 11:23:46 EDT
I'm fine with either 1 or 2, since I only need the address to know
where a bug originated from.
Comment 7 David Lawrence 2004-10-25 18:21:47 EDT
Fixed in new beta, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/beta2

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