Don't require "@" when validate news account e-mail address

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

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minor
VERIFIED WONTFIX
15 years ago
14 years ago

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(Reporter: o.medek, Assigned: sspitzer)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; cs-CZ; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040313 Debian/1.6-2.byczech.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; cs-CZ; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040313 Debian/1.6-2.byczech.1

If the new news account is created, the email adress is checked. If it doesn't
contain a '@' the account cannot be created. I like my email address for the
news to be in the form xxx(at)xxx.xx, so without @. I don't like thich check.
After the account is created, I must edit it and set email adress as I want
(xxx(at)xxx.xx). There are no checks, so it pass.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
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Comment 1

15 years ago
Confirming, though I'm not sure we want to do it; it could cause more harm (not
catching typos) than good (allowing posting with obscured e-mail addresses).

MeDon - What about adding "(at)" as a valid substitute for "@", for News
accounts only?

Clarifying summary:

was:  email adress for the new news account must have '@'
now:  Don't require "@" when validate of news account e-mail address


Hardware: PC -> All
OS:  Linux -> All
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: email adress for the new news account must have '@' → Don't require "@" when validate of news account e-mail address

Comment 2

15 years ago
fix typo -- sorry for spam
Summary: Don't require "@" when validate of news account e-mail address → Don't require "@" when validate news account e-mail address

Comment 3

15 years ago
Required by GNKSA, Rule 12 <http://www.xs4all.nl/~js/gnksa/gnksa.txt>. WONTFIX.

It is usually considered bad habit to not have a working reply address, it
causes technical problems and usability problems. If you do insist on munging
your address, make sure to use .invalid as top-level domain.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 4

15 years ago
What about just popup warning window "Your email address is wrong, do you want
to continue? Yes X No." Good software should let the user to set what he/she wants.

It is usually bad habit of programmer to think that they know what is good for
users and what is not.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---

Comment 5

15 years ago
> Good software should let the user to set what he/she wants.

No, not when it affects other users and/or standards. Please read the GNKSA.
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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Comment 6

15 years ago
You are right.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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