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Create ability to refuse IMAP Mail Accounts

Post by abdatheoriginal on June 25th 2011, 5:14 pm

Anyone here with any experience as a member or an Admin of any forum knows the ability of trolls, spamers and those previously banned from a forum to create multiple accounts using IMAP or Internet Message Access Protocol.

For those like me and don't know all the in's and out's of this sort of thing, here's a good link to illustrate the differences in IMAP vs POP: http://www.colorado.edu/its/docs/email/imap-pop.html .

Regardless, I *do* understand that by limiting Yahoo, Gmail and MSN / Hot mail accounts a member list could be shortened and not something everyone would want and, regardless, you simply don't have to use it if you don't want to. Personally, I want to.

However, I'm in to my forum for the long haul. I intend to keep it going for a number of years and I can wait out the good members when and if they decide to become a member at my site.

However, I do not seem to be able to come up with a tool or code or anything else that will let me ban IMAP accounts in general or the most well know types of these email address farms.

I'd like to see the ability to refuse IMAP accounts.

Yea or Nay?

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Re: Create ability to refuse IMAP Mail Accounts

Post by Caihlem on June 25th 2011, 7:23 pm

I myself use Gmail, so I'd be rather ticked and bloody annoyed if I was refused access to a forum because of it :/

Hence, my vote will be on the No side. Besides, there's other ways to stop trolls

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Re: Create ability to refuse IMAP Mail Accounts

Post by MrMario on June 25th 2011, 7:38 pm

If someone prevents me from using a Gmail account or even a Lavabit account I won't be using their forum. I'm voting no.

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Re: Create ability to refuse IMAP Mail Accounts

Post by Agenda on June 25th 2011, 7:55 pm

Well the user is asking for an option to be allowed, not that it be made mandatory. And if this a call for an option that other forums have, and will bring Forumotion up to speed with its competition, then I'm going to rock the boat with him and say yes.

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Re: Create ability to refuse IMAP Mail Accounts

Post by Caihlem on June 25th 2011, 8:28 pm

Yeah, but if it's an option, it means it will be used, hence the No vote

If you vote "just for an option", than it means you vote Yes on everything.... which is pretty much pointless. The "it's an option" should be a detail of the vote, not the major reason

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Re: Create ability to refuse IMAP Mail Accounts

Post by APE on June 26th 2011, 2:08 pm

If I'm not wrong can't you ban a set Email address anyway Question
say you don't want Gmail then all you have to do is go
  • ACP >>
  • Users & Groups >>
  • Ban Control >>
  • Ban an Email Address

Type in
Code:
 *@gmail.com
and save that will stop all Gmail Email accounts.

or am i wrong on this Question What the fuck ?!?

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Re: Create ability to refuse IMAP Mail Accounts

Post by Jophy on January 16th 2014, 1:34 pm

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