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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:26 am 
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I get too many of these:

************START*************
.net 007: This e-mail message was undeliverable due to the
following reason:

.net 018: Each of the following recipients were rejected by a
destination mail system.

Note: The reasons given by the destination mail system are included
to help you determine why each recipient was rejected.

Solution:
Attempt to resend, or contact the recipient by alternate means to let
them know about the issue.

Recipient: <jimman@nate.com>
Reason: 5.1.1 No such user <jimman@nate.com>
*************END*************

i get these because i am the admin and the system sends notices out to users..

IF your email address is not good for any reason (mailbox full, phoney, mis-typed or the like) and i get more than one or two notices like the one above, i will delete your user id.

thanks..

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:51 am 
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Bill,
I am sorry that I had a mistake in putting email to "Profile".
"jimman at nate.com" is wrong email address, sorry.
I corrected the address. :oops:


Last edited by jimman on Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:08 am 
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you are not alone, just the most recent..

want me to delete your info in that last message..? :)

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jimman, you're gonna want to edit your post so the email isn't directly formatted as such...the spam bots will get it and flood your inbox! (i lost about 2 email addresses before i realized this)

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 Post subject: Re: oh, sorry
PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:37 pm 
jimman wrote:
Bill,
I am sorry that I had a mistake in putting email to "Profile".
"jimman@nate.com" is wrong email address, sorry.
I corrected the address. :oops:


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Thanks. benz and morrow.
I hate spam, too.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:06 am 
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IRT "SPAM"..

perhaps i should make the open forum a bit less open and require all to register..

i.e. no more guests wandering in and out..
thus no "bots" can get in to harvest any email address's IF they can do that now..?

BTW, this is called thread drift.. :D

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Bill,

I'd have to say leave browsing open. The only way I found this forum worth registering for was by reading messages. Otherwise I would have thought it was just some forum some guy posted, was worthless, and would be giving my email addy away to a spammer.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2004 12:48 am 
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ok, adam..
good point..
:)

but what do i do about all the phoney email address's.. ?

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How about sending an email link for them to click on. If they don't click on it, it means they haven't put in a valid email address...


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You could ask for people to click on a link, enter their mail and then send confirmation only to that address - the problem with this is maintaining it - do you have the time (and energy) to 'police' a system like that or do you simply accept the fact that there will be people who drift in from time to time and leave a mess...

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i don't even have the time to survey all the posts..

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I realise this, and I can only hope there's an automated solution. I'd willingly help out, but my knowledge of pHp is somewhat limited. However, if you need someone to 'vet' the new members in some way, let me know how I can help - I put myself forward (!)

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might work out..
i'm not sure this BBS supports approving new users..

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morrow wrote:
i'm not sure this BBS supports approving new users..

It does. RTFM ;)
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Enable account activation - When set to None, a user may log in as soon as he/she registers. When set to User, a user must validate his email address before logging in. The user will be sent an email with an activation link. When the user clicks this link, their account is activated and he/she may log in. When set to Admin, a user's account must be activated by an administrator. For more information, see 3.5.3 User Management.
(From http://www.phpbb.com/support/guide/#section3_2_2_1 )

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That should take care of it.

The other option would be to make admin@thinkpads . com or something and have the messages go there.


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admsteiner wrote:
The other option would be to make admin@thinkpads . com or something and have the messages go there.

That option is available too ( http://www.phpbb.com/support/guide/#section3_2_2_7 )
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Admin Email Address - The email address that any emails from the board will come from. These include registration emails, forgotten password emails, topic notification emails, private message notification emails, and mass board emails.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2004 3:26 am 
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it is DONE..!

new users will need to verify their email to get their password..

we shall see how it works..

the term RTFM comes to mind.. :)
i should do it more often..

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Would you like me to create an account with a different email address of mine for testing purposes?

Why potentially turn away new members if there's a bug?

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sure.. :D

thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:56 am 
Hey Bill,
It's Adam (admsteiner). Seems to be working. I guess you can delete this account now :)


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 Post subject: Re: Spam
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:06 am 
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jimman wrote:
I hate spam, too.
I've been here for a while, and I've yet to receive a single spam message with the email address I signed up with. Ironically, I got me this address to sign up for public forums etc expecting that that would attract most spammers. Fancy, that.
cheers,
-- fish


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