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Offline Ned.net

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Re: Restrict Email Providers on Registration
« Reply #140 on: February 01, 2018, 02:18:10 AM »
Hi all,

like GravuTrad said, it would be really great to have this mod as a native feature of SMF, or at least updated to be functionnal in latest version of SMF. It's incredibly usefull for professional-use forums.
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Offline Kiriakos GR

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Re: Restrict Email Providers on Registration
« Reply #141 on: May 06, 2018, 05:53:06 PM »
I do agree too,  this should become native feature of SMF.

Gmail and Hotmail these are now first class disposable email accounts.
Even spam bots using them to register as members.
Any new owner of disposable Android electronics device, he gets Gmail account right away.

I do consider this mod as Security level one and a missing SMF feature.
And no, SMF version emulation this is not smart idea for installation of older mods.
95% of SMF administrators we are not software programmers. 
 

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Re: Restrict Email Providers on Registration
« Reply #142 on: May 06, 2018, 08:29:39 PM »
Gmail and Hotmail these are now first class disposable email accounts.

How? You do know that Gmail and Hotmail now both have an SMS verification system, right? It won't let you register unless you type in the code supplied via SMS. Sure, there are lots of sites that supply free phone numbers that can receive SMS, but who would go through that much trouble just to register on a forum to write spam ::).

In fact, since they've implemented the phone verification system, Gmail and Hotmail are one of the more trusted services. Hotmail just carries it's bad name from years of abuse.

Now, here are typical examples of "disposable" mail servers: mail.ru, yandex.com, mail.com...
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Re: Restrict Email Providers on Registration
« Reply #143 on: May 06, 2018, 08:38:50 PM »
jonnybryce21@gmail.com is a gmail spambot, so no these big mailboxes enterprises are not secure to spam.
nothing is secure to spam.
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Offline GigaWatt

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Re: Restrict Email Providers on Registration
« Reply #144 on: May 06, 2018, 09:28:40 PM »
I was talking about spammers, not bots... bots will always find a way.
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