moderated Bad link in confirmation email #bug
1. Using a different gmail account from the account used to set up a test group called Curt-Test, I sent an note to Curt-Testemail@example.com
2. Got this reply
"Confirm Your Groups.io Subscription.
Thank you for your interest in Groups.io and the group Curt-Test@groups.io. To complete your subscription, please reply to this email.
If you did not request - or do not want - a subscription to this group, please accept our apologies and ignore this message.
The Groups.io Team"
3. Ignored the instructions and clicked on the link, which sent a note to the group.
4. Got this response from Gmail:
"Delivery Status Notification (Failure)
Message not delivered
Your message couldn't be delivered to Curt-Test@groups.io because the remote server is misconfigured. See technical details below for more information.
The response from the remote server was:
510 5.1.1 Your email address, <redacted>@gmail.com, is not subscribed to that group. To subscribe, send an email to Curt-Testfirstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://groups.io/g/Curt-Test "
5. When I ignored the link and sent a reply to the Confirmation email, it worked fine.
The address in the reply was tagged:
When I looked closely at the confirmation email, I saw that the link was
-- in other words, causing the applicant to submit a post to a group that they are not yet a member of.
The mailto link provided in a confirmation email should have been
-- i.e. matching the reply address built into the confirmation email.