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Bug #78911 Please do not show e-mails from bug reporters in plain text in this site!
Submitted: 2019-12-04 12:25 UTC Modified: 2019-12-05 08:32 UTC
From: oma2000 at hotmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: Website problem
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: N/A
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2019-12-04 12:25 UTC] oma2000 at hotmail dot com
I just filed a bug and I just noticed my e-mail is publicly shown in plain text, just replacing "." with "dot" and "@" with "at".

Do you really think such a crude way of "obfuscating" an e-mail address is going to stop spammer bots from harvesting it?

The e-mail should not be visible at all to begin with!
But if you absolutely need to display the e-mail address, please use a more advanced way of mail address obfuscation.

Expected result:
E-mails should never be shown in a public website directly reachable from search engines.

Actual result:
Do not show e-mails in a public website.


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 [2019-12-04 12:27 UTC] oma2000 at hotmail dot com
-: sorry dot i dot will dot not dot add dot my at email dot com +: oma2000 at hotmail dot com
 [2019-12-04 12:27 UTC] oma2000 at hotmail dot com
Also, if I try to change my mail to prevent it from being on a public website, this e-mail is still being shown in the "History" section of the bug report, so I really can't remove it! Please, do not show e-mail addresses in the "History" section.
 [2019-12-05 08:30 UTC]
-Type: Security +Type: Bug
 [2019-12-05 08:32 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Wont fix
 [2019-12-05 08:32 UTC]
If you have a problem with that, create a dedicated email address for PHP bug reporting (those can be had for free from about 9000 free email providers). Most of those also have pretty effective anti-spam filters.
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