A user with this newly created email address already exists



  • So, I'm registering at some site I will login only once in lifetime for 15 minutes. Obviously, I don't want to get any spam from it, so I'm going to use fake email. I usually get those from 10minutemail.com, which gives you an account that will be deleted in 10 minutes.

    Imagine my surprise when I couldn't register because the newly generated email has already been used. Imagine my sigh when I replaced the address with random 40-letter gibberish at the same domain, and it still said it's been already used.


  • SockDev

    Sounds like they're actively blocking 10minutemail.com addresses



  • @RaceProUK said:

    Sounds like they're actively blocking 10minutemail.com addresses

    The only reason I could think of for that would be because they were getting deluged with new-account spam from someone who was abusing that service...



  • In my experience, if a website does that, just google "temporary email address" and go straight to the 3rd or 4rth page of results and you'll find plenty of alternatives that aren't blocked.

    Yes, I'm giving unsolicited advice, I also like to kick puppies and eat babies.



  • @RaceProUK said:

    Sounds like they're actively blocking 10minutemail.com addresses

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/007/666/_57c8a1a431a592af806925e57258202f.png

    @tarunik said:

    The only reason I could think of for that would be because they were getting deluged with new-account spam from someone who was abusing that service...

    You know, it's not that stupid to do it. Actually, if I made a wobsite, I would put in the same protection. Just, don't lie to the user!

    @anonymous234 said:

    In my experience, if a website does that, just google "temporary email address" and go straight to the 3rd or 4rth page of results and you'll find plenty of alternatives that aren't blocked.

    I did this exact thing, as I always do in such situations. It took me six tries until I found one that works - that's the record.


  • SockDev

    @Gaska said:

    wobsite

    :laughing:





  • Reminds me of the one time I tuned to a random radio station, and some cheap techno music was playing. I could swear the beat was just "vodka vodka vodka vodka" looped endlessly.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @Gaska said:

    I could swear the beat was just "vodka vodka vodka vodka" looped endlessly.

    Are you sure you didn't just hear your liver scream?


    Filed under: stereotypes

  • BINNED

    Crappy dubstep, crappy techno, crap is crap no matter where you turn.

    And man, is the linked one crap.



  • Isn't dubstep a subgenre of techno?


  • BINNED

    @Gaska said:

    Isn't dubstep a subgenre of techno?

    Isn't metal a subgenre of rock?



  • Well, yes, I think it is. That's why when speaking of both of them, I only mention rock.


  • BINNED

    Unrelated: WTF Dischorse, why didn't I get any notifications for these replies?

    No, the topic is not muted, and no, I didn't mute @Gaska either. :wtf:



  • @Gaska said:

    You know, it's not that stupid to do it. Actually, if I made a wobsite, I would put in the same protection.

    Some of those I added because of spammers a while back.

    [pjh@sofa ~]$ SUBJECT="email_domains_blacklist" sql_tdwtf changes 
    # List changes in the history log
    from user_histories uh
    join  users u on u.id=acting_user_id
    where subject ilike 'email_domains_blacklist'
    order by uh.updated_at asc
    
    
             subject         |         updated_at         | username |                                 previous_value                                  |                                             new_value                                             
    -------------------------+----------------------------+----------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     email_domains_blacklist | 2014-08-19 17:49:16.662735 | PJH      | mailinator.com                                                                  | mailinator.com|sharklasers.com
     email_domains_blacklist | 2014-09-08 18:42:42.91545  | PJH      | mailinator.com|sharklasers.com                                                  | mailinator.com
     email_domains_blacklist | 2014-10-28 19:58:43.911275 | PJH      | mailinator.com                                                                  | mailinator.com|trbvm.com
     email_domains_blacklist | 2014-10-29 20:29:27.409168 | PJH      | mailinator.com|trbvm.com                                                        | mailinator.com|trbvm.com|sharklasers.com
     email_domains_blacklist | 2014-10-29 20:42:59.000374 | PJH      | mailinator.com|trbvm.com|sharklasers.com                                        | mailinator.com|trbvm.com|sharklasers.com|grr.la
     email_domains_blacklist | 2014-10-29 21:05:28.510544 | PJH      | mailinator.com|trbvm.com|sharklasers.com|grr.la                                 | mailinator.com|trbvm.com|sharklasers.com|grr.la|guerrillamailblock.com|spam4.me
     email_domains_blacklist | 2014-10-30 16:21:24.724192 | PJH      | mailinator.com|trbvm.com|sharklasers.com|grr.la|guerrillamailblock.com|spam4.me | mailinator.com|trbvm.com|sharklasers.com|grr.la|guerrillamailblock.com|spam4.me|guerrillamail.net
    (7 rows)
    
    Elapsed: 0.026s
    Backup taken:  2015-05-28 03:49:58.782343
    


  • And you posted that here because...?



  • @Gaska said:

    And you posted that here because...?

    Now you know you have to select one of the other domains on guerilla mail ...



  • Well given the fact that the problem went away shortly afterwards, I could probably prune the list back down.


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