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

On 2015-01-24 02:00:34 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Wed, 2015-01-21 at 17:07 +1300, Chris Bannister wrote:
> > 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.
> This is still unconfirmed opt-in
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opt-in_email#Unconfirmed_opt-in>.

Well, when reporting a bug, the user always receives a mail from
the BTS. This mail could also be used as a confirmation message
for this and future bug reports: if the user replies, he will
automatically be subscribed to all bugs "he" reports. The next
bug reports may be forged, but the user would have done the
confirmation step, so couldn't complain. Or better, the reply
to the confirmation message could contain a private key that
could be used by reportbug to insert a X- header identifying
the author of the next bug reports.

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