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Re: Who gets an email when with bugreports [was: Re: Unauthorised activity surrounding tbb package]

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 01:03:52AM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Mon, 2015-01-19 at 08:37 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 8:06 AM, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > 
> > > I'm going to put together a bit more firm of a proposal in the next few
> > > weeks, but I think that basically everything but nnn-done@ and
> > > nnn-submitter@ should be no different from mailing nnn@, and until I
> > > allow submitters to opt out of e-mail, mailing nnn-submitter@ should be
> > > no different from e-mailing nnn@ either.
> > 
> > I'd very much appreciate the ability to not be auto-subscribed to
> > every bug so please do implement the opt-out thing, preferably before
> > this change is rolled out.
> > 
> > Personally, I think subscriptions should work like this:
> > 
> > The default should be to auto-subscribe submitters and contributors to bugs.
> [...]
> No, this would turn the BTS into a (worse) spam vector.

If a user submits a bug report then doesn't it make sense that the user
would want to be able to be kept informed of any progress updates?

Or an option in reportbug to do so, turned on by default. It could put
an X- header in the email.

That way users of reportbug can choose to be 'spammed' or not.

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people
who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the 
oppressing." --- Malcolm X

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