Using Bugzilla to hide spam sites

Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed May 23 16:47:34 UTC 2007

Frédéric Buclin wrote:
> I don't like captchas either. I much prefer using the text/plain MIME 
> instead of text/html for users with no privs. And if IE6 is unable to 
> respect that, then that's not our problem anymore (I'm a bit rude here, 
> but Firefox (and Opera) users shouldn't have to pay for IE users).

I would happily agree with you. Except that it's not the IE users that 
suffer. It's the Bugzilla administrators who find their Bugzilla on spam 
blacklists, and their databases filled with rubbish.

If Bugzilla attachment URLs in spam still work for a substantial 
proportion of internet users, spammers will continue to use them, and 
the problem will not be solved. It might be that making them not work in 
Firefox/Opera/Safari is enough - but I don't think there's any way to be 
sure of that.


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