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Old 11 Apr 2014, 17:38
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Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
No one is locked out. Even when they get the emails, they aren't locked out. The lock only applies to the IP address causing the problem, so unless their own computer is part of the attack they can always access their account.
Not true. After 5 invalid attempts, the account is locked out for 15 minutes even for the valid passcode.

More wrong info from certain staff members...like in the now closed recent "delete my account" threads here, users were instructed to uncheck receive site admin emails to stop getting these notifications which does not work for account locked due to 5 invalid login attempts. I have had all of those email options unchecked on my account here for years and still get mailings on my account. vB 3.6.12...lovely piece of software to be still running on an official vB company forum in 2014.

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