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[OzzModz] Block Registrations With Spam Like Email Addresses
Mod Version: 1.0.1, by ozzy47 (Member) ozzy47 is offline
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vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (8 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 35
Released: 03 Sep 2014 Last Update: 05 Sep 2014 Downloads: 81
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This is a small mod that will allow admins to block registrations from users with multi dotted email addresses.

Original idea was asked by Snowhog in this thread.
kh99 provided the basic code for this to work. Then cloferb posted it as a mod here. Which was just basically a C/P of what kh99 posted in the other thread. So I have released this as a full blown mod, with settings for all the variables.

It is a simple installation, import the product XML, ozzmodz_max_dots

The settings for the mod can be found under, [OzzModz] Block Registrations With Spam Like Email Addresses Settings

Note: The error message they see when they exceed the maximum dots is this:

" Oooops, something went wrong with the registration process. Please check all fields again. "

I would not suggest changing it and saying something like, " you entered to many dots " or some such as this will just tip the spammers off.

Attention: If you are using this mod, Automatically deny registration for users with multi-dotted email address disable that plugin, or delete it, as it will probably conflict with this mod.

Complete Feature List
  • Option to disable the mod completely.
  • Option to set the maximum dots allowed. ( ala . ) I suggest no more than two dots allowed.
  • Option to set the maximum commas allowed. ( ala , ) I suggest no commas allowed.
  • Option to set the maximum semicolons allowed. ( ala ; ) I suggest no semicolons allowed.
  • Option to set the maximum colons allowed. ( ala : ) I suggest no colons allowed.
  • Option to set the maximum hyphens allowed. ( ala - ) I suggest one, but no more than two hyphens allowed.
Frequently Asked Questions.

Q. Why do I need such a thing, you ask?

A. I have seen a rash of users joining sites, with multi dotted email addresses, and 99.9% of the time these are spammers, usually human ones. So by adding this you can prevent them from registering.


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* History (Changelog) *
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v1.0.0 (September 2, 2014)
- Initial public release.

v1.0.1 (September 4, 2014)
- Fixed a issue that was not allowing the settings to be taken into affect, thus blocking registrations that had any of the unwanted characters in the email address.

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Old 07 Dec 2014, 12:00
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That would be the phrase, ozzmodz_max_dots_error and yes you can add links in the phrase.

I would not however tell them in the error message why they got the error, this would only tip them off as how to get around the mod.
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Old 24 Dec 2014, 00:11
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Great Mod.
Installed.
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Old 24 Dec 2014, 00:23
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Glad you like it, and thanks for marking as installed.
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Old 05 Jan 2015, 01:53
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There is also a plus "+" in Gmail I think.
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Old 05 Jan 2015, 01:56
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I don't recall ever seeing a + in a gmail account.

Thanks for marking as installed.
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Old 05 Jan 2015, 01:59
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Originally Posted by ozzy47 View Post
I don't recall ever seeing a + in a gmail account.

Thanks for marking as installed.
I'm not sure if this feature of gmail is still in place, but some articles may refer

https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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Old 05 Jan 2015, 02:03
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If I happen to run across this, or others report it, I can always add it to the mod.
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Old 28 Jan 2015, 11:38
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The + in gmail addresses is commonly used.

Examples:
http://botscout.com/ipcheck.htm?ip=193.201.224.26
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Old 28 Jan 2015, 11:44
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Originally Posted by pogo View Post
The + in gmail addresses is commonly used.

Examples:
http://botscout.com/ipcheck.htm?ip=193.201.224.26
Sure it is, but not usually more than one.

Thanks for marking as installed. BTW, I have been a member on vB Germany for some time, and my account is never verified, it's the same name as here.
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