Bug#359905: PTS: unsubscription fraud possible
Raphael Hertzog <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Wed, 29 Mar 2006, MJ Ray wrote:
> > In any case, why was the bug marked done if it's known,
> > but won't be fixed?
> Because I believe it's not a bug but a feature. It can even help to be
> able to unsubscribe someone else who has troubles unsubscribing alone.
Respectfully, I disagree. This bug is making the PTS
unreliable for co-maintainers.
> And it's your problem if you don't read carefully the mail that you
> received at your own address (IIRC, they have no special PTS like header
> and thus shouldn't be filtered out from normal e-mail).
They have an attacker-specified subject line and can be loaded
with content after the stop command, to trigger spam traps.
If you expect users to flag up these messages, how can they
> BTW, right now we have no other tool to unsubscribe people (even people
> whose email doesn't work anymore) so if you want this feature to be
> implemented you probably should work to solve the other related problems
> before. :-)
Which other related problems, please?
My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
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