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Retain List of Previous Email Addresses

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by The Sandman, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    It could be useful to retain a list of a user's previous email addresses in the DB for use in cases of spamming and various other abuses.
     
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  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    What would you want to be able to do with this data? Is it just for reference purposes?
     
  3. Lojo

    Lojo Active Member

    I agree with 'The Sandman', this would be a really great feature for reference purposes. I also think it would be a good idea to log the time of the change.
     
  4. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    To help trace a member who registers and confirms with a valid email address, does something naughty, then changes to an invalid or blank email address making them harder to contact or trace. Also, to compare against new registrations to prevent the same person from re-registering using one of their previous email addresses. More or less the same reason as we retain the IP addresses that a member uses to register or post.
     
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  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yeah, I'm just trying to figure out if it's a manual reference thing (like a general user history thing), or something that needs to be able to do something automatically.

    [Edit: I just read this post back and I sound like an idiot. :) But you get the point.]
     
  6. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    I'd be happy with a manual reference (like looking up IP addresses), although it could also be used actively along with IP addresses and perhaps cookies in a "Who Might This User Be" type of modification which automatically flags new registrations which might be "old friends" returning with new names. This latter bit might be better off as an add-on though.
     
  7. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    A valid idea. One that would help.
     

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