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  • Banning free email addresses

    Hi

    I'm interested to know how many Admins have blocked free email addresses from joining their forums. If so, has it affected the amount of new members registering and did you mention this in your terms & conditions/rules?

    Joy

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    I do not block "free" email addresses such as MSN, Y! or GMail. I do block "free" email systems that allow for bulk & annonymous email.

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    • #3
      Why do you need block free emails from your board? Do all your members got a personal website and an email for it?
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      • #4
        most people have an ISP that provides them with an email address...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mazinger View Post
          Why do you need block free emails from your board? Do all your members got a personal website and an email for it?
          To help reduce spam (and trolls)...
          Webmaster / Administrator
          www.MegaGames.com
          www.MGForums.com

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          • #6
            I've banned most free e-mail accounts except for some of the most popular ones, like AOL, GMail, Yahoo!, etc.
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            • #7
              I don't block 'free' email addresses but I do block emails that delete them self after a day.

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              • #8
                I do find them ennoying but have not banned them yet!
                Tim L
                www.yesfans.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JakeS View Post
                  I don't block 'free' email addresses but I do block emails that delete them self after a day.
                  Which email addresses are those - I've never heard of that before?

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                  • #10
                    We generally allow free accounts on our smaller sites but ban them for new users on the larger sites.
                    Jason Litka - Utter Ramblings

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