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Block Lists for Register Confirmation Emails

  1. jasonapearce
    Member

    Problem: When "Membership: Anyone can register" is enabled (for multi-user community blogs), spammers are creating hundreds of new accounts using temporary email address services. So they'll receive the "Your username and password" email confirmation; giving them access to post full entries on the community-blog website.

    Proposed Solution: Provide an easy way for admins to maintain a block list of domains that WordPress cannot send emails to, pre-populating the list with the most common temporary email address services.

    My Experience: While I do receive an email notification when a user creates a new account, I have to manually delete those users who are obviously using temporary account names and email addresses. While the free @hotmail.com and @gmail.com accounts are less obvious, I have a list of 20 temporary email domains that are frequently used.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. eleni2
    Member

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  3. chuckn
    Member

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    I'm getting tons of spammers signing up daily from the same two domains and I would love to have this functionality.

    Posted: 6 years ago #

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