[sane-devel] SPAM via SANE-Bugs

Gerhard Jaeger gerhard at gjaeger.de
Fri Apr 20 08:14:02 UTC 2007

On Freitag, 20. April 2007, Henning Meier-Geinitz wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Ok, I disabled anonymous posting for now. However, this is not a solution as
> it prevents the ordinary user from posting bug reports. If I weren't a
> member of SANE, I wouldn't create an account just for writing a bug report.
> Please contact the admins at alioth.debian.org for a real solution. SANE is
> for sure not the only project having this problem.
> Personally, I got a total of 3 (in words three) spams from the tracking in
> the last 4 weeks. So there must be some difference?

even three of those messages are too much. As Mattias stated, even deleted 
stuff gets through. I think also a guest should be able to submit reports.
In the meantime I got more than 50 mails, most of them from a bug report,
Mattias reported 3 years ago and which has been closed and finally deleted.

Again my proposal aims in the direction to give the user a system generated
temporary key, which could not be red by a spam bot. This key has to be
typed in to really submit a report. 

I don't what this meas in terms of effort.

- Gerhard

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