Bug 5902 - Can't cc bug reports to non users
Summary: Can't cc bug reports to non users
Alias: None
Product: Bugzilla
Classification: Community
Component: Bugzilla General
Version: 2.8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium vote
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
URL: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug....
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-12 22:00 UTC by tibbetts
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-01-24 18:40:18 UTC

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Description tibbetts 1999-10-12 22:00:01 UTC
I just sent in a bug report, and tried to cc it to a friend
who has the same issue. I was unable to do so, because he is
not a registered user of bugzilla. While bugzilla is very
easy to register for, this definitely seems more of a bug
than a feature.

Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-11-04 19:36:59 UTC
This will be fixed in the next update of Bugzilla. Basically what will
happen is when you add a Cc address of a person who doesnt exist, the
system will silently create a Bugzilla account and mail out a password
to the Cc address. This will solve this problem. The initial user will
have to be careful to input a proper address.

Comment 2 tibbetts 1999-11-04 21:41:59 UTC
Uh, have you considered the security hole that that opens up?
Basically I can know exactally when the password goes out, for a
person that I select, as long as they are not currently a user.

Comment 3 Aleksey Nogin 2002-11-13 09:56:04 UTC
Dup of bug 2073?

Comment 4 Aleksey Nogin 2002-11-13 11:38:45 UTC
See also http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=19057

Comment 5 David Lawrence 2002-12-17 21:13:19 UTC
I agree with the points that were made in that bug report that doing this
automatically can be evil in certain ways. It is much easier to make people
create account manually if needed. But I am open to suggestions. One way that
could work was mentioned when an error is generated to have a link to create the
account. But  someone could still enter an incorrect email address and polute
the database with useless accounts.

Added myself to cclist of b.m.o bug report.

Comment 6 Stephen John Smoogen 2003-01-24 18:40:18 UTC
This bug should be fixed or unfixed upstream of the Red Hat bugzilla list. There
are too many abuses and automated spam programs of other 'open' CGI mail
programs that allow for additions without accounts.

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