Trac account e-mail verification

Casey Ho pidgin at
Sun Mar 1 14:55:24 EST 2009

I'd see a case for enabling it if there was a problem with wiki and
comment spam, otherwise, not so much.

On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Ka-Hing Cheung <khc at> wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-03-01 at 12:56 -0500, John Bailey wrote:
>> In ticket #36, Warren Togami reported that trac allows users to create accounts
>> without specifying an e-mail address and without verifying the specified
>> address.  Daniel later updated the account manager plugin to require an e-mail
>> address when registering, however it still did not require verification of that
>> e-mail address.
>> Now that we've updated to trac 0.11.x, the new account manager plugin supports
>> e-mail address verification for new and existing accounts.  Richard and I
>> expressed on the ticket that we would like to see this enabled, and Daniel
>> suggested it be mentioned here before changing it.
>> Therefore, I propose to enable e-mail address verification on trac accounts.
>> Any thoughts/objections from developers/CPW's?  (Yes, I'm explicitly saying I
>> don't care what users' opinions are on this issue.)
> I feel neutral about this. Whenever I ask for more information about a
> bug I just toggle "Pending" if it's the first inquiry, and if for
> whatever reason the user doesn't response the ticket will be closed
> anyway. In my experience this doesn't happen very often, or at least not
> often enough to bother me, so I don't know if the extra effort required
> by the user is worth it.
> -khc
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