[pmwiki-users] email notification of page changes (watchlists)

Joachim Durchholz jo at durchholz.org
Sat May 27 06:03:47 CDT 2006

Patrick R. Michaud schrieb:
> On Fri, May 26, 2006 at 07:56:39PM +0000, J. Meijer wrote:
>> What happens when she's suddenly in Wonderland, (maliciously) 
>> being flooded with email?? 
> I'm afraid I don't understand the question here.

Somebody could select a wiki with lots of changes and enter Alice's 
email to its Site.NotificationList, possibly with a squelch time of 1 
second. Alice would get thousands of tiny mails, and require hours to 
clean her inbox when she returns from Wonderland.

Somebody really malicious could add her address multiple times. Possibly 
with different (but overlapping) sets of pages to check so that every 
mail will be different, so PmWiki couldn't collapse them into a single 
mail. (Maybe PmWiki should merge multiple mails to the same mail address 
anyway. Something to consider for the next version - it might help with 
legitimate cases, too.)


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