[Bug web/53632] [bugzilla] Bugzilla being very slow to submit changes, sending duplicate emails

LpSolit at netscape dot net gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org
Mon Jun 11 12:03:00 GMT 2012


--- Comment #7 from Frédéric Buclin <LpSolit at netscape dot net> 2012-06-11 12:03:19 UTC ---
fche says that some spammers create a Bugzilla account to send spam, which is
why these spam checks are enabled for outgoing emails. So to mitigate the
problem till jobqueue is re-enabled, one alternative could be to whitelist
emails sent by @gcc.gnu.org users, as those users are trusted people. We could
even extend this whitelist to all users having editbugs privs, as you need to
be a trusted user to get such privileges. This way, only user accounts with no
privileges would see the slowness due to these checks, including spammers.

From a technical point of view, the email server should look at the
X-Bugzilla-Who header, which contains the email address of the user responsible
for the email to be sent. If it's a trusted user, just send the email without
scanning it. This header cannot be abused by spammers.

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