[Tracker-discuss] Spam issue like issue286

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Mon Jun 1 08:45:03 CEST 2009

Is this supposed to be going to issue286?

Martin v. Löwis writes:

 > > I don't think this actually works, because IIRC he added his *old*
 > > address, which the spammers have been using, to the new user.
 > "new user"? I didn't notice that he created a new user account.

Eh, to be honest, I'm not sure he did.  But I'm pretty sure he said he
added his old address (the spammable one) to whichever account he is
using from now on, as an alternate address.  That would mean such spam
would continue to be attributed to him. :-(

 > In general, no (except by requiring PGP signatures for posters).
 > In the specific case, it might help to either
 > a) remove/retire the pefu users completely, or
 > b) disable creation of new issues via email.

What I plan to do if and when it becomes an issue on the XEmacs
Tracker is use a "poor man's captcha", requiring a flag (eg,
"[issue]") in the subject for automated creation of issues.

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