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Post by Kodiak1972 on Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:47 pm

The last two days I've gotten 4 bogus registration requests. Anything I can do about that other than ignore then? Maybe a way to find IP address to see where they are coming from?

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Post by SLGray on Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:25 pm

What do you mean by bogus?


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Post by Kodiak1972 on Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:30 pm

They look completely fake. To me at least. It's a small community that we cater to and we don't advertise. To not know who it is that's requesting is odd.

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Post by Kodiak1972 on Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:33 pm

One comes from @edworkei.top and the other 3 comes from @free-mail.top

Virus spam??

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Post by SLGray on Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:47 pm

Have you did a Google search for those email providers?


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Post by SLGray on Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:48 pm

Also if you get the email address, you can send an email to them to see what can of reply you get.


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Post by Kodiak1972 on Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:57 pm

Just got another since my last post.

I haven't done a Google search, but I did send an email to the first one I listed above and got no response or kickback for invalid email address.

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Post by Kodiak1972 on Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:05 pm

It is spam.

.top is owned by some Chinese company that spams for free registrations in order to get their company ranked higher.


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Post by Kodiak1972 on Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:14 pm

Is there anyway I can block any registration from a .top email address?

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Post by brandon_g on Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:54 pm

Hello,

Yes of course there is a way to ban email addresses or e-mail address endings. You can do so by going to ACP (Admin panel)-->Users and groups--> Ban Control--> Ban e-mail addresses-->Ban one or several e-mail addresses. Put in the email address or email address ending into the text slot and hit save. The email address/address ending will now be banned and no one will be able to register or even login with such an email address.

Note: I believe in order to ban the ending, you need to put an artisk (*) in front of the ending of the email address. For example, I believe to ban the ending .top, you would need to add it in as *@.top . With the artisk there, it will pretty much not allow any email address ending with @.top as you want. Wink

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Solved Re: Bogus registration requests

Post by APE on Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:58 pm

You can do a domain Email ban

ACP >> Users & Groups Tab >> Users >> Ban Control >> Ban an Email Address tab >>

Now to ban an Email domain you need to do it like this
*@edworkei.top
*@free-mail.top

Putting a * before the @ will ban the Email addresses ending after the @



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Post by Kodiak1972 on Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:00 pm

Thanks

Would *.top work also?

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Post by APE on Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:03 pm

No sorry you can only ban the Domain address Not the last part only
our system reads domain accounts



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Post by APE on Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:05 pm

here is a screen shot of the tools



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Post by Kodiak1972 on Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:06 pm

Thanks.

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Post by Sir Chivas™ on Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:07 pm

Is this solved?



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Post by Kodiak1972 on Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:11 pm

Yes, as far as I can tell at this point. Thanks.

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Post by Sir Chivas™ on Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:12 pm

Topic solved and archived



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