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Bug #49540 Automatic posts from PHP WIKI on show unfiltered email addresses
Submitted: 2009-09-13 04:58 UTC Modified: 2009-09-18 13:29 UTC
From: president at basnetworks dot net Assigned: lsmith (profile)
Status: Wont fix Package: Website problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS:
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-09-13 04:58 UTC] president at basnetworks dot net
I am not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but I will give it a shot.

The automatic posts from PHP WIKI ( that get posted to show unfiltered email addresses ("" instead of "someone at somewhere dot net").  The unfiltered emails are shown in the posts, as shown below:


A new user has registered. Here are the details:

User name   : xxx
Full name   : xxx xxx
E-mail      : < PROBLEM!

Date        : 2009/09/13 04:41
Browser     : Mozilla/5.0 ...
IP-Address  : xx.xx.xx.xx
Hostname    : xxx


This information can be picked up very easily by spam bots, and this single point of weakness makes filtering the addresses everywhere else all for nothing.  I would appreciate if it was fixed, and the existing posts are rectified in some way, as my email address is posted unfiltered in one such message.



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 [2009-09-14 10:15 UTC]
To be honest, I don't have a problem with the addresses to be shown.

Lukas: Could you look into it though?

 [2009-09-14 21:23 UTC]
Not sure if we should bother:
1) we need the email to be transparent in order to contact people
2) i am sure every harvester in the world can deal with most of the semi 
sane "email obscuring syntaxes"
 [2009-09-18 13:29 UTC]
Like I said, I see where you are coming from, but there is no way to 
keep your email address secret when working in OSS. A bit of obfuscation 
doesnt stop a spammer and too much simply makes you unreachable.
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