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Gmail Registration Fixer
Mod Version: 1.01, by GameDude (Member) GameDude is offline
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vB Version: 3.8.x Rating: (3 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 40
Released: 08 Jul 2009 Last Update: 09 Jul 2009 Downloads: 150
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What this Modification does:
If you require unique email addresses, people can still use a Gmail account to register multiple times by placing .'s in the address or by using the @googlemail.com extension. vBulletin will see these as unique emails; however, they will go to the same email. This modification fixes that problem.

Installation:
Just import the product in your Admin CP.

Notes:
If you wish to customize the error message, the phrase is called "gmail_same_email" in the Phrase Manager. You must have the "Require Unique Email Addresses" option enabled for this modification to work.

Updates:
Version 1.01
- Modification now fixes the user+something@gmail.com problem.

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  #2  
Old 09 Jul 2009, 10:14
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Can you expand on how users can place .'s in the address to register multiple times. I'd like to check to see if any users have been doing that on my site. thanks.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 11:44
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Sure, I can do that. Say a user signs up with usera@gmail.com. They could sign up again with like user.a@gmail.com or usera@googlemail.com. vBulletin will think these are unique addresses because they are different, but they are delivered to the same usera@gmail.com address. The .'s could be placed anywhere before the "@" (and I am fairly certain you can also use them in conjunction with the @googlemail.com extension).
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 14:50
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Smart fix.

Thanks.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 16:52
GameDude GameDude is offline
 
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I'm glad you find it useful. Also, I forgot to put in the first post that the "Require Unique Email Addresses" option must be enabled for the modification to work.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 19:01
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gmail also allows you to use + in the email. Not sure if VB picks up on that or not.

So user@gmail.com and user+vb@gmail.com go to the same address.

It is a nice feature to see who is passing out your email but it may cause the same problem.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 20:02
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The + problem is now detected and stopped.
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 23:32
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thank you
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Old 11 Jul 2009, 10:18
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does it work also in vb 3.7.6?
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Old 11 Jul 2009, 10:52
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I wasn't even aware such an issue existed.

This is most definately installed, thanks.
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Old 11 Jul 2009, 12:40
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Originally Posted by terminator2k2 View Post
does it work also in vb 3.7.6?
I should work on any version of vBulletin that has the product/plugin system, so yes.
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Old 13 Jul 2009, 18:06
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What about e-mail addresses that are registered with a period to begin with? Are they blocked?

For example, my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@gmail.com. That's how I registered it when I signed up for the Gmail account. Therefore, that is not the same as FirstnameLastname@gmail.com. Would I be allowed to register with my e-mail address or not?
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Old 13 Jul 2009, 20:37
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Originally Posted by EagleNick View Post
What about e-mail addresses that are registered with a period to begin with? Are they blocked?

For example, my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@gmail.com. That's how I registered it when I signed up for the Gmail account. Therefore, that is not the same as FirstnameLastname@gmail.com. Would I be allowed to register with my e-mail address or not?
As long as any variation of the email address hasn't been registered, you will be able to register with that email. Even if it did entirely block emails with .'s in them (which it does not), you would still be able to register with FirstnameLastname@gmail.com and receive the email at your Firstname.Lastname@gmail.com email address.
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 19:15
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Originally Posted by EagleNick View Post
What about e-mail addresses that are registered with a period to begin with? Are they blocked?

For example, my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@gmail.com. That's how I registered it when I signed up for the Gmail account. Therefore, that is not the same as FirstnameLastname@gmail.com. Would I be allowed to register with my e-mail address or not?
Originally Posted by GameDude View Post
As long as any variation of the email address hasn't been registered, you will be able to register with that email. Even if it did entirely block emails with .'s in them (which it does not), you would still be able to register with FirstnameLastname@gmail.com and receive the email at your Firstname.Lastname@gmail.com email address.
But I think (maybe I am wrong) what Nick is asking is those 2 emails are not the same? Right? I registered my email the same way first.last@gmail.com so you are telling me firstlast@gmail.com is the same email address? So I can register with firstlast@gmail.com and that email will go to first.last@gmail.com? For some reason that doesn't seem right to me...

Or am I being daft? lol
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Old 16 Jul 2009, 21:34
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Originally Posted by KevinL View Post
But I think (maybe I am wrong) what Nick is asking is those 2 emails are not the same? Right? I registered my email the same way first.last@gmail.com so you are telling me firstlast@gmail.com is the same email address? So I can register with firstlast@gmail.com and that email will go to first.last@gmail.com? For some reason that doesn't seem right to me...

Or am I being daft? lol
Those emails are the same address on Gmail.
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