Notice about gmail.com accounts

Notice about gmail.com accounts

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 03 Jun 2009, 8:44 pm

With the recent influx of Spam forcing us to switch to manual account activation, both Nick and I have had to wade through mountains of e-mails over the past 3 days to try and get genuine member applications sorted. In doing so, it's very quickly become apparent that around 95% of the spam is coming from gmail.com addresses, so we've taken the decision to put a blanket ban on gmail.com accounts registering on the forum.

I know there are a few genuine users who have their e-mail accounts registered to gmail - apologies in advance if this creates any issues. Should that be the case contact us through the wesbite and we'll get them resolved as quickly as possible.

Dan
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Re: Notice about gmail.com accounts

Postby ChrisM on Wed 03 Jun 2009, 8:50 pm

Is this just for new members, or does it apply to existing members who use googlemail accounts?
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Chris
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Re: Notice about gmail.com accounts

Postby LN Strike Eagle on Wed 03 Jun 2009, 8:53 pm

Dunno, never done it before! :grin:

I think it should just apply to new accounts from now on, but in the event it does cause a problem for existing users, contact us through the website and we'll change your e-mail address.

Your address is googlemail.com, so you should be fine. :smile:
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Re: Notice about gmail.com accounts

Postby Dollar99 on Wed 03 Jun 2009, 8:57 pm

If this works then it looks like it's new accounts :biggrin:
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Re: Notice about gmail.com accounts

Postby Fumbles on Thu 04 Jun 2009, 12:09 am

I just got home from work and read this topic. I have used Gmail since the new board went live because I have moved from coast to coast of Canada a lot in the 2 years. Theres hundreds of ISP's in this country. Just logged on now to see if anything has happened. Seems ok to me sofar.
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Re: Notice about gmail.com accounts

Postby Rob Leigh on Thu 04 Jun 2009, 10:20 pm

Dan, the majority of the spam applications that I deal with share the same timezone (GMT -12) so they're easily filtered out by sorting the user table by timezone and zapping them off en-masse. It's quicker than zapping individual registrations.
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Re: Notice about gmail.com accounts

Postby umea4 on Sun 21 Jun 2009, 8:07 am

Another gmail user here. Hasn't been a problem for me either so far, so just keep doing whatever it is you're doing to keep out the spammers.

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Anthony.
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Re: Notice about gmail.com accounts

Postby UK_Tomcat_Fan on Mon 20 Jul 2009, 3:31 pm

doesnt seem to be an issue here
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Re: Notice about gmail.com accounts

Postby Chef_uk on Mon 20 Jul 2009, 10:44 pm

LN Strike Eagle wrote:Dunno, never done it before! :grin:

I think it should just apply to new accounts from now on, but in the event it does cause a problem for existing users, contact us through the website and we'll change your e-mail address.

Your address is googlemail.com, so you should be fine. :smile:


googlemail here too but i can get mail with the gmail name aswell. If anyone has problems they can just change the gmail to googlemail and it will still work.
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