Author Topic: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.  (Read 7439 times)

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All email services giving out free accounts to spammers will be banned as we get more and more of them signing up every day.  This will start one month from now with the banning of all yahoo, gmail and hotmail related email addresses.

So if you use one of these services, please change the email address listed on your profile page, or face the consequences. 

Thank you for your attention.
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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 10:14:30 am »
wow that is a harsh step

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 11:06:05 am »
wow that is a harsh step
Not really, just about every consumer internet connection on the planet comes with at least one proper email address.  
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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 11:17:45 am »
That is true, but isn't this "curing the symptoms"?
There is a reason why I like to use my hotmail address.

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 11:26:46 am »
That is true, but isn't this "curing the symptoms"?
There is a reason why I like to use my hotmail address.
As 99% of the spammers seem to use those services, "curing the symptoms" will do just fine for me.
Good for you.
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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 11:36:02 am »
That means that I am not able to post on the forum anymore, and others too.

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 12:02:27 pm »
That means that I am not able to post on the forum anymore, and others too.
Unless you actually change it, which is what this heads-up seems to be all about. 
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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 12:40:46 pm »
There are no other options that this? I do not believe it. I think this is a bad decision, are all options explored? Could you elaborate what has been done to prevent spammers? On other fora, gmail/hotmail/etc are still being used.
How many users in the forum use the free email and are not spammers?
Please reconsider.
Because I will not and cannot change my e-mail policy.

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 12:54:38 pm »
Is it a manpower issue?
If that is the case I am happy to apply for the position of moderator.

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 01:23:51 pm »
There are no other options that this? I do not believe it. I think this is a bad decision, are all options explored? Could you elaborate what has been done to prevent spammers? On other fora, gmail/hotmail/etc are still being used.
How many users in the forum use the free email and are not spammers?
Please reconsider.
Because I will not and cannot change my e-mail policy.
I think I have elaborated enough already.  The decision stands, good luck on those other fora.

Is it a manpower issue?
If that is the case I am happy to apply for the position of moderator.
Are you kidding me!?!  By now I'm starting to hope that you'll actually stick to your undisclosed "e-mail policy". 

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 01:40:00 pm »
Maybe you are to smart for me.
But the other reason is very simple why I use a free e-mail provider.
On public / hobby fora, usually they are not always proper maintained, because webadmins do it as a hobby, so that poses a risk that my real e-mail will be out in the open.
Even big companies sometimes throw your stuff out in the open.
But not being able to combat the spam problem, strengthens my believe that I need a free e-mail carrier, because of the above reason.
I will not fight it anymore and just, let it happen, because I cannot persuade you. To bad.

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2011, 02:09:32 pm »
Maybe you are to smart for me.
But the other reason is very simple why I use a free e-mail provider.
On public / hobby fora, usually they are not always proper maintained, because webadmins do it as a hobby, so that poses a risk that my real e-mail will be out in the open.
Even big companies sometimes throw your stuff out in the open.
But not being able to combat the spam problem, strengthens my believe that I need a free e-mail carrier, because of the above reason.
I will not fight it anymore and just, let it happen, because I cannot persuade you. To bad.
Your paranoid beliefs (and subtle insults) are no concern of mine.  Keeping out the dozens of spammers signing up every single day, however, is.
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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2011, 02:44:19 pm »
My complaint about this is as follows:

My only non-free email account is a work email account and it can only be used for official business, (it is a ".army.mil" account).  My only internet access at home is through my cell phone since my only other option is dial-up.  My phone is an android by Google and requires a Google email address.  It is through Verizon but I don't have a Verizon email account.  I have no other email accounts that I can register.  Is there someway to ask for an exception to this policy?  I haven't been on in a while because I had no hardware to build.  I have saved money for a while and I am about a month away from starting to build.  Once I start building, I can only imagine that I will have questions for the forum.

Please don't close the door on me.

Thank you for listening.

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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2011, 02:49:25 pm »
You are telling me this is the only and best solution?
You decide and do not even want to think or discuss about other options, while this has a big impact on the community.

I think it is just the most easy solution, only for the webadmins.



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Re: *WARNING* IMPORTANT MESSAGE for all people using "free email" accounts.
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2011, 02:53:33 pm »
Please coulod someone point me to the thread where this was discussed and the decision made by the community?
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