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Offline Pantheus

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IMPORTANT, please read and reply if you would be affected
« on: April 22, 2009, 01:40:10 AM »
I am getting plastered by spammers.  One laid a bomb on me that caused all mail to all of my domains to stop,  and it took a day to get it all sorted out.

Where it becomes an issue here, is that, 99.9% of the bad guys use an @gmail.com email address, and I'd love to ban the entirety of @gmail, and get rid of the some days 20 and most days "only" 5 spammers trying to get into TrailFinders.

It is costing me more time than I frankly have, with all of the other irons in the fire I have going.  I don't want to dump the site, but I have two choices.  1)  get all of you using an @gmail address to change your profile to some other @address  for free at live.com, hotmail.com, yahoo.com  and any number of other free emails addresses  Here's a huge list of free ones  http://www.emailaddresses.com/   2) close this site down.

After I deleted 162 spammers, that I'd already spent time banning...   I found exactly seven of you that were using an @gmail address legitimately,  162 false   

Thanks for the effort, and I hope ya';; take heed to this.


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Re: IMPORTANT, please read and reply if you would be affected
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 06:20:59 PM »
I have alternative emails, what do you want me to change it to?

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Re: IMPORTANT, please read and reply if you would be affected
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009, 06:24:25 PM »
Anything BUT gmail    and Shelly, too     please.   Plus you can hide an email address, so no one else can see it.  There is a check box to do that. ...

If possible,  I'd like to ban all of gmail.com  It's killing my hope of having time for real things.

Thanks for considering it.

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Re: IMPORTANT, please read and reply if you would be affected
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2009, 02:47:48 PM »
Now I just confused, my profile has my "fatjeep" acount listed which is not gmail.?????

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Re: IMPORTANT, please read and reply if you would be affected
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2009, 03:02:28 PM »
Now I just confused, my profile has my "%%" account listed which is not gmail.?????

I knew that YOU were fine...  can Shelly change hers?
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Re: IMPORTANT, please read and reply if you would be affected
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2009, 07:28:21 AM »
Copy, I'll let her know. ;D