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Auto-generated Welcome E-mail

Post by SShooterZ » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:14 pm

I'm getting a complaint from my hosting company that because of the bots that are using AOL e-mail addresses that the actual owners of the e-mail addresses are reporting them as SPAM.

Is there a way to disable the auto-generated welcome e-mail until AFTER an account has been approved/activated by an Admin? Thus cutting down on the auto generated e-mails until they've been verified by an admin?

Running 3.1.8 version.

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Re: Auto-generated Welcome E-mail

Post by Brf » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:27 pm

What is your admin going to do? Reject AOL email addresses?
If you use a proper Q&A Captcha, the "bots" will not be able to register in the first place.

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Re: Auto-generated Welcome E-mail

Post by SShooterZ » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:46 pm

When you see different users using the same e-mail address it will trigger some interest. We're a small forum, not a lot of new users outside of bots to be honest. And what is considered a "proper Q&A Captcha"?

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Re: Auto-generated Welcome E-mail

Post by Brf » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:47 pm

A proper Q&A is one that you cannot lookup by Googling.

By default you cannot register using the same Email as an existing user.

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Re: Auto-generated Welcome E-mail

Post by SShooterZ » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:55 pm

They're not existing users, that's the problem. If we delete the user, then they try and create another with the same e-mail.

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Re: Auto-generated Welcome E-mail

Post by Brf » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:59 pm

Don't delete the user. Just do not activate it -- then the Email cannot be used.

But, use a good Q&A and then you will not need to worry about the bots.

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