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General Information => Announcements => Topic started by: Budgie on October 30, 2010, 06:43:30 AM



Title: Banning of Gmail & Hotmail addresses for Registration
Post by: Budgie on October 30, 2010, 06:43:30 AM
In an attempt to stop the increasing number of spammers & spambots who try to register on this forum, I have taken the step to ban the use of Gmail & Hotmail email addresses when new members register.

I have taken this action as these are the most common email addresses used by the Spammers and are not that common with genuine new members. I am only getting 1 or 2 a week and any spammers that do get through are banned from the forum by their IP address. The current list of banned IP addresses is up to 5 pages so this should stop most that can get through registration security from being able to register. We are not the first forum to take this action, it becoming standard procedure these days, unfortunately. 

This ban only effects new registrations, not those who are already registered & use one of these addresses.

If you are a trying to register as a member and you only have access to one of these addresses, then please use the contact form on the main website and I will create the account for you.

Martin.


Title: Re: Banning of Gmail & Hotmail addresses for Registration
Post by: sandy on May 28, 2011, 06:29:29 PM
The Shetland Coastie one is innocent, Free Bob ....... now,wheres the email for my shiney new MSP !