Restriction to bugs subscriptions to avoid the gathering of addresses by spammers

Bug #220937 reported by arno_b
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Launchpad itself
Low
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Bug Description

It is too easy to subscribe to bug reports for any project (for example https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gimp/+subscribe) ; thus, it allows spammers to create a false account, to subscribe to every projects and to gather a lot of email addresses.
For instance:
https://launchpad.net/~tbilltbj
this account has subscribed to the Ubuntu bug reports but it has no activity. Its name seems to be a false account.

A possibility can be to ask to the a project manager the permission to subscribe to the wanted project.

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arno_b (arno.b) wrote : Re: Restriction on bug subscriptions to avoid address gathering by spammers
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arno_b (arno.b) wrote :
Curtis Hovey (sinzui)
Changed in launchpad-foundations:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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