Ban disposable or spam email hosts

Ban disposable or spam email hosts October 2018 Update

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
2.0
License
MIT License
5,318 temporary (disposable/throwaway) domains to get rid off.

Navigate to the Banned emails page.
Admin Control Panel → Users → User discipline → Banned emails

Click on the Import button and select the banned_email_hosts_2018-11-18.xml file that is included in the zip archive.

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this resource is supported and maintained
This list is derived from the MIT-licensed mailchecker by FGRibreau and disposable-email-domains by andreis.
Updates should happen on a once per month basis.

The following free domains are blanket banned: .tk .ml .ga .cf .gq
The list was reduced from 7,350 hosts to 5,318 in the October update.
todο: link to download the previous version in case users complain about banning the above tlds

All the hosts, that are of 5 characters or less, have the @ symbol prepended before the host (appended after the wildcard). Lengthier domains are evaluated without the @ symbol.
/^[^.]{0,5}\./
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Author
alexD
Downloads
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First release
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Rating
5.00 star(s) 12 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. Update [October 2018]

    The following free domains are blanket banned: .tk .ml .ga .cf .gq The list was reduced from...
  2. Update [May 2018]

    Over 350 new hosts to ban.
  3. Major update [April 2018]

    Includes over +1000 new email hosts!

Latest reviews

Amazing! Lots of spam emails got banned from my forum!
Very quick and easy to import! Thank you for this banned email list ;)
alexD
alexD
Huge thanks back to you Federico for the kind review! The purpose of this list is to at least eliminate a significant number of spam registration attempts, I'm glad it works as expected for you!
dead simple to use and does exactly what it says. great addition to any forum, you should definitely use this!
alexD
alexD
Thank you for the optimal rating and for suggesting this resource to other administrators! I'm very happy your experience has been straightforward using it!
Imported it without problems now let's see how things will work out. My forum isn't live yet but I'm taking precautions before I do :)
alexD
alexD
Thank you for considering this resource and for your 5-star rating, best of luck going live!
I've replied to your issue in the Discussion thread, let me know if that solution worked for you.
This was exactly what I needed, I'm getting spammed daily and didn't know what to do. I just ran the import a few times and it all loaded. Thank for this.
alexD
alexD
Thank you for kindly reviewing my resource @msuccess!
It's good to know that the workaround brute-forcing the import worked OK!
Thank you so much for this. Thanks for putting in all the effort! Really saved me a lot of time on my own site.
alexD
alexD
I'm very glad you've found it useful @Dynamic! I really appreciate you taking the time to submit a review!￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸￸
I downloaded and installed it on XF2 2.0.7. I finally got all 7.3K banned emails imported but I had to keep importing the xml after it stopped 3 or 4 times, but it finally got them all (I think). I tried creating a few new accounts with some of the bogus emails and the registrations were stopped in their tracks. This is great.
alexD
alexD
Thank you for describing a workaround to your installation issue Eggnog!

Depending on the server specs, the web server and database configurations, it may be required to re-run the import a few times until all the records are inserted.
The list has grown quite a lot since the initial release and such complications can now be expected.
Reinstalled this with the May 2018 update, and it went through. The 'Unique' warning still showed, but checking the list by date showed a ton from this add on. This is vital, excellent work, and it would be nice if XenForo updates included such ( permanently ) banned lists. Let's face it, a bad email provider doesn't ever become good...
alexD
alexD
Thank you for updating your review Cleverhouse!
Please check my latest post [1] in the Discussion thread for a way to troubleshoot that error. It should require running a few SQL commands, but it's totally worth it IMO. Feel free to reply there or send me a message by other means if you get stuck at any point.

[1] https://xenforo.com/community/threads/ban-disposable-email-hosts.138788/page-2#post-1249721
I would have loved this --- bearing in mind XenForo's inadequacies in this area --- but I got one of those cutsie Oops warnings, which said: 'All banned_email values must be unique.'

I daresay there were addresses already listed in the filter on this old, but new to XenForo, forum; but tolerances should be loose enough to *allow* duplicates instead of stalling the install. No-one is going to manually cross-check 3000 odd addresses with 3000 odd other addresses.

The author is excellent. It is XenForo screwing up.
alexD
alexD
I remember I had this exact issue with an older XenForo version myself, but I can no longer reproduce it on v2.0.2.
On my installation, any existing banned email records remain unchanged and no error gets returned. Any email that didn't yet exist is also properly created.

If you face this problem on the latest XF2 version and would like me to troubleshoot it, please send me your current list through a private conversation (you can use the Export button to generate the XML file).

Thank you for taking the time to review this resource!

EDIT: XenForo v2.0.3+ got this issue fixed :)
For more information on what caused it, see: https://xenforo.com/community/threads/banning-an-email-throws-error-when-the-administrator-attempts-to-re-add-it-by-using-a-modified-case.144074/#post-1231296
The largest, most up to date disposable email list, formatted for easy importing. Can't beat that! Thank you for this
alexD
alexD
It's pleasing new users also find this resource helpful. Welcome to this community Anomandaris and thank you for taking the time to review it!
Thanks for this Alex! Another sweet tool to fight spammers. The default Xenforo tools are nice too but this helps a lot.
alexD
alexD
Happy you've found it useful Ruud, thank you for reviewing it!!
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