Pseudonymity in Bugzilla

Tiago Mello timello at
Sat Nov 16 02:17:06 UTC 2013

I have implemented something like that as an extension... Not sure if it
address all your needs... But it worths a quick look.


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Gervase Markham <gerv at> wrote:

> I need to create a Bugzilla instance where all the users are
> pseudonymous. Specifically, therefore, I need to avoid anyone finding
> out anyone else's real email address, while still retaining those
> addresses to send bugmail. (I can set their real names to something
> pseudonymous; if they want to de-cloak themselves explicitly, that's up
> to them.)
> Idea 1 is to alter the "email_filter" function in Bugzilla/ to
> output a fake email address, in the same way that it currently outputs
> only the localpart if the user is not logged in. If this filter is used
> consistently throughout the templates, that should achieve my goal.
> Will that work, or is there something I've missed?
> Gerv
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