Anybody have a legit @outlook address?

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Anybody have a legit @outlook address?

Postby jb » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:26 pm

Considering just banning the whole outlook.com domain, because all that seems to live there are spam bots.

Thoughts?

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Re: Anybody have a legit @outlook address?

Postby noma » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:24 am

I still use an old @hotmail.com address from back in, uh, 2006 or so. Don't think this would be affected by a ban on outlook, would it?
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Re: Anybody have a legit @outlook address?

Postby fluffy » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:15 pm

Nope, bans are based on the exact text of the domain, not based on who owns the domain. phpBB knows nothing about that stuff.

Looking through the database there is one valid user with an outlook.com address, but AFAIK adding in a ban won't retroactively prevent them from posting. I say, add the ban.
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Re: Anybody have a legit @outlook address?

Postby j$ » Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:29 pm

Shouldn't we bring yahoo into that ban as well? Seems like they're the most spambotty presence here ...

That said, my two accounts are yahoo and outlook, so it would kind of scupper me. That may not be a bad thing :)

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Re: Anybody have a legit @outlook address?

Postby fluffy » Sat Jun 04, 2016 11:11 pm

Fortunately, yahoo.co.uk is considered different than yahoo.com for the purpose of the ban filter anyway. :) (And again, I don't think it'll matter for someone who's already registered.)
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Re: Anybody have a legit @outlook address?

Postby jb » Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:26 am

Macaque Attack just did register using an outlook domain, dammit.
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Re: Anybody have a legit @outlook address?

Postby Vexed Simian » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:38 am

Hey!

I can change my email to another one that I have if that makes any difference? Is GMail OK?

:)
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Re: Anybody have a legit @outlook address?

Postby jb » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:05 am

Vexed Simian wrote:Hey!

I can change my email to another one that I have if that makes any difference? Is GMail OK?

:)


Sure, if you don't mind. Better safe than sorry if I pull this trigger.

I've put a notice on the signup pages to send me email when you sign up, but people don't read that shit so I'll probably just put a big ol' "NO OUTLOOK NO YAHOO" on it instead.

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Re: Anybody have a legit @outlook address?

Postby jb » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:03 am

Ok @hotmail.com and @outlook.com can't sign up any more (nor, apparently, access any part of the board)

I have excluded Vexed Simian's email address from the ban.

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Re: Anybody have a legit @outlook address?

Postby Niveous » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:17 pm

I think I created by account with a yahoo address. I'll see about switching that one.
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Re: Anybody have a legit @outlook address?

Postby jb » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:57 pm

There ARE some spambot accounts that have joined with gmail, but I figure that'd just shut everybody down.

And there are all these weird ".bid" domains they keep signing up with.

Fuck those guys.

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