[Dovecot] Bug tracking system

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Feb 16 21:49:10 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-02-16 at 22:34 +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 16, 2007 at 11:30:37PM +0200, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> > I don't think I want an anonymous user to be able to create bugs. Maybe
> > what I'm after is an automatic user creation based on the given email
> > address, but the user won't be able to log in before verifying the
> > email. If a user already exists for the given email address, that bug
> > also belongs to that existing user even though no password was asked
> > (but it could mention that it was created anonymously and log the IP).
> But that's how most othe rregstration systems work too. All
> bugzilla/mailman etc. typically want is to verify the autheticity of
> the given email address.

But why? If all you're doing is just adding a new bug, what's the point
of verifying the email address? It's just annoying to the user.

So sure you can use someone else's email address there, but why would
anyone do that? Even if someone did, all it means is that the real owner
complains about it and the address gets removed from the BTS.

Another possibly good reason for verification is if you typoed your
email, but if the BTS by default sends you an email reply you'll notice
the typo if you don't receive the email. Then the address can be changed
by a BTS admin. And I expect this to be a rare problem also.

I just made a simple mockup of what I'd like the "Enter new bug" page to
be like: http://dovecot.org/tmp/bug.html

The log in page would then allow logging in with email/password, or
allow "registering" the user by sending a new password to the email.
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