1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. This forum has been archived. New threads and replies may not be made. All add-ons/resources that are active should be migrated to the Resource Manager. See this thread for more information.

Ban Quick Email Providers From Your Forum. (Prevent Spam)

Discussion in 'Tips and Guides [Archive]' started by Kaiser, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

    Spammers love to use email providers that are 100% registration free, and dosent require any personal information to use. It gives them a very quick and easy way to register on your forum, and if you have email activation on, they can quickly activate their accounts using the quick email providers.

    All they do is go to the email provider's website and choose a quick name they want to use for their email and enter it, and then they can get the emails from websites they register to very quickly and then activate them, which helps them to spam forums very easily as it is a quick process. You can prevent spam like this by blocking those email providers from your boards, so people cant use these emails during registration on your forums, which is a great way to prevent unwanted spam. There are many ways to prevent spam, but this is just one out of the thousands of ways.

    Some examples of quick email providers would be: (There alot more, if you know them just ban them the same way as in this article)


    In order to ban them you would go to the ACP in whatever forum software you are using, and where the place is to ban emails you would enter:

    @mailinator.com (if it dosent work try with *@mailinator.com)
    @yopmail.com (if it dosent work try with *@yopmail.com)
    @spam.la (if it dosent work try with *@spam.la)
    @pjjkp.com (if it dosent work try with *@pjjkp.com)
    @prtnx.com (if it dosent work try with *@prtnx.com)

    Since AdminBB uses XenForo we will show you how to ban those email providers in the XenForo forum ACP with more detail.

    Go to: ACP -> Users -> Banned Emails -> Email to Ban:
    Then you would enter the following emails:


    AdminBB was recently hit by spam during which they used these quick email providers to register and activate their account. So I made this to help other Admins to prevent and give the spammers a harder time. There will always be spam no matter what but you can always take steps to prevent it from happening. So I hope this helps other Admins.

    Source: http://adminbb.org/threads/ban-quick-email-providers-from-your-forum-prevent-spam.1051/#post-9382
    Jonathan Carl, Mike Law and D.O.A. like this.
  2. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

    Updated with more, if you know any please list them.
  3. Netsultants

    Netsultants Active Member

    Good idea...

    I haven't had a spam issue yet but I like to be preemptive.
  4. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

    Thanks :)
  5. D.O.A.

    D.O.A. Well-Known Member

    Cheers, I've got a few others I deal with I'll add:

    http://www.spambog.com uses quite a few you can add and seem to be my biggest problem. Well, was. :)
    Kaiser likes this.
  6. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    You forgot @gmail.com, @hotmail.com, and @yahoo.com. You don't exactly need a thumbprint and an FBI background check to get those.

    Be careful, if you go down the "blocking email domains" rabbit hole you might bump into some real kooks who spend all day every day obsessing over forum spam and Bob Brisco. <shudder>
    erich37 and Shelley like this.
  7. D.O.A.

    D.O.A. Well-Known Member

    Making a troll/spammer spend another 8 minutes everytime they wanna register on my forum is perfect for my needs, same rule applies if you register on my forum with an email that you lose when you close the page, you can also spend 8 minutes getting one that doesn't - gmail or hotmail or yahoo.

    Registration on a forum from one of these obvious 1-minute spam providers does not factor into my community. I don't see why they even should. Lost your password? How do I know it's your account? too bad sucker, get a real email. I pity these foo's.

    You're missing the point here.
  8. masterchief

    masterchief Well-Known Member

    I have gmail and yahoo mail, use them religiously..
  9. mjp

    mjp Well-Known Member

    One of us is missing the point, yes. A very small percentage of forum or blog spammers are human. Most are bots. It doesn't take them 8 minutes to do anything. And the human spam farms - those poor *******s do dozens of targets at a time and have thousands of pre-registered email accounts (also created by bots) at their disposal. Same goes for IP addresses.

    Banning certain email domains wastes your time, not theirs. Just because you notice a certain email domain a lot does not mean blocking it will stop all those registrations. Think about it. Is a spammer, human or bot, just going to give up and walk away because one email doesn't work? Not bloody likely, mate.

    The same thing applies to trolls. If anything, a determined troll is even harder to stop. That's why things like coventry and "discouraged user" were created.
  10. Kaiser

    Kaiser Well-Known Member

    If you havent realized this is just quick disposable emails, ones you dont have to register for.. on gmail, yahoo, aol, hotmail those are different, you do have to register. Anyways I'll quote
    As I said in the article I was recently hit by spam, and the spammer used these emails.
  11. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Ditto! :)

Share This Page