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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Mails from issues@openoffice.apache.org
Date Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:48:46 GMT
FWIW: AFAICT there are currently 123 251 bugs in the AOO Bugzilla instance.

On 12 September 2013 19:33, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12 September 2013 18:53, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 12:30 PM, Mechtilde <ooo@mechtilde.de> wrote:
>>> Hello
>>>
>>> What happens? I get nearly 6500 mails today with date 07.08.2013.
>>>
>>> My mail provider ask me, if all things are right ;-)
>>>
>>> Kind regards
>>>
>>
>> I haven't been hacked.
>>
>> These issues were changed back in August as you can see from their
>> modification dates.   I know to disable mail notifications when doing
>> bulk changes.  I did so in this case.
>>
>> To do that I set "mail_delivery_method" to "none, which the Bugzilla
>> admin documentation describes as:
>>
>> "'none' will completely disable email. Apache OpenOffice (AOO)
>> Bugzilla continues to act as though it is sending mail, but nothing is
>> sent or stored. "
>>
>> However, when doing routine maintenance, running the "sanity check"
>> which checks for inconsistencies in the database, it reports on issues
>> that have unsent notifications and offers to send them.   I assumed
>> (falsely) that this the previous "none" mail processing behaved as
>> described, namely that it acted the same as sending mail, but with
>> nothing sending.  In other words, that it would record that a
>> notification had been meant.
>>
>> So what we're seeing are old notifications that were prevented before,
>> but are now being sent.
>>
>> I've set the mail_deliver_method to none for now, which hopefully will
>> stop the notifications for now.
>
> Might be worth taking this up with Infra in case there is a better way
> to do bulk updates in future.

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