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Implemented Blocking spammer domains

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Dodgeboard, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    I would like to disallow registrations that use temporary accounts like gotmail.com and mailexpire.com. It was possible with vB but not yet (that I can find) with XF.

    I seem to be getting more bounced email from these accounts recently and would like to block them altogether.

    Any plans to add that feature in XF?
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    ACP Search -> Email

    Click on the first result.

    Enter the email addresses or domain you wish to ban.
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  3. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    If I "ban an email address" using a domain, does that ban or effect the users that have already registered with those email addresses? Or does it just keep subsequent registrations from using those email domains? (this is what I want)

    Thanks Paul.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The latter.

    It also prevents any existing members from changing their email address to a banned domain
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  5. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Thanks Paul. So to use an entire domain, just type in gotmail.com, or do I type *@gotmail.com.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    You can just do *gotmail.com
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  7. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    :) Awesome, thanks!
  8. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    One more question...

    I would like to edit the phrase that would best indicate to the registrant what is happening when they try and use a blocked domain upon registration.

    Something like...

    We do not share your email addresses with anyone, period! However, certain email domains commonly used for spam are not allowed for registration on Dodgeboard.com. Please chose another email address.

    Which registration phrase would I edit to get this effect?
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    That phrase is also used when a member tries to edit their email address to a banned domain.
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  10. Dodgeboard

    Dodgeboard Well-Known Member

    Terrific! Sounds like this will work! Appreciate all your help Paul.

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