Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools
Old 03 Feb 2006, 23:23
007's Avatar
007 007 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2003
Talking Ban temporary/disposable email addresses

I had some users sign up with email addresses from free disposable email address services and came up with a list of some of the more popular domains that host such services. These users are 99-100% of the time signing up just to spam, which is why they want to use a quick temporary address. That's the problem with services like this. They encourage spam more than they help it.

If you want to limit members to people with real email addresses and not just temporary ones used just to confirm at registration, I suggest you ban the following emails:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Feel free to add to this list!

There's still hotmail and gmail, etc, but many people use those for their primary email addresses. I wouldn't suggest blocking them.
Reply With Quote
Old 07 Sep 2022, 09:53
postcd postcd is offline
Join Date: Feb 2012
These domains belong to vbulletin options ->'user banning options'

Here is the currently updated list of disposable service domains:
But it is 144K domains! Which i have doubts will vbulletin can work with such list.

This other list contains just 550 items: (raw list)

To convert that list to vbulletin format, items needs to be separated by space not line breaks.
1. Open
2. click C button
3. paste domain list to upper text area
4. add one space to the field that is after the text "and replace the line break with this text:"
5. click REMOVE ALL LINE BREAKS button
6. copy the result into vbulletin AdminCP -> vbulletin options ->'user banning options' making sure "Enable Banning Options" is set to Yes.

Btw. there is some old plugin that may help too:

Last edited by postcd; 07 Sep 2022 at 10:29.
Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Administrative and Maintenance Tools Email Rules - Require that users' email addresses match a regular expression Analogpoint vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 15 03 May 2013 14:26

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 17:48.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: