[Tracker-discuss] [issue105] Dealing with spam

Martin v. Löwis metatracker at psf.upfronthosting.co.za
Tue Mar 27 17:08:46 CEST 2007


Martin v. Löwis added the comment:

Skip Montanaro schrieb:
> Skip Montanaro added the comment:
> 
> Izak> The spammy attachments have now been removed, so following the
>     Izak> spammy links from the affected blogs will result in an error
>     Izak> message, that is, we've solved our half of the problem now.
> 
> Maybe for the moment we should simply disable file attachments until we get
> a less manual solution in place.

Ah but we do have two automatic solutions in place already: spambots 
won't easily register anymore, and html attachments will download
as plain text. That conor2k could upload an attachment was only possible
because he got his account before the spam protection got in place,
and because the account wasn't expired afterwards.

If we can't have file attachments, then we will have to stick with
the SF bugtracker forever.

Regards,
Martin

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