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Re: When submitter sets Reply-To to bug-foo

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: When submitter sets Reply-To to bug-foo
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2015 21:37:55 -0500
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Bob Proulx wrote:

> The submitter set "Reply-To: address@hidden" on the initial bug
> report.  That caused the bug "Reported by" to be set to the bug
> submission address.  Which caused the "Thank you for filing a new bug
> report with" to be sent to the bug reporting
> address, fortunately with the Bug#19484 subject so it wouldn't create
> an endless loop of bug ticket.  I discarded the auto acknowledgement
> as useless to the list.

Yes, I've seen this a few times before. I think it is a minor issue
since as you say, you only get one ack mail, not an infinite loop.

> Perhaps for the purpose of the Reported-By it should ignore the
> address if it matches the mailing list name?

Perhaps. It can be tricky since some lists have multiple aliases,
though debbugs already has this information.
Or maybe the ack mail should simply ignore Reply-To?

But to be honest, my enthusiasm for improving the actual debbugs
instance on seems to have run out. If anyone else is
interested in having a crack at this (and other issues), they should
speak up, and I can provide more info as needed.

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