User email addresses are shown on the website

Posted by ragax on 2014-01-06 13:02

When you are logged in, you can see the email addresses of people who report bugs.
For instance, on
http://bugs.activestate.com/show_bug.cgi?id=66147

If you hover on "Description by Balazs Szabo"
you can see his email address.

Not cool!!!
It is way too easy for a spammer to register and harvest addresses.

As a forum user you expect that your email address will not be shown, and that if people can contact you it is by clicking a link that opens a form.

grahams
ActiveState Staff
Wed, 2014-01-08 16:08

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=218917

Has been open since 2003. After ten years of discussion, and several proposals, it seems like there might finally be some agreement on getting a patch.