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Question about preventing email spam during site sign up

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  • ianantwalks

    Hello.

    Is there any way that I can make it so that email addresses that contain special characters which are entered during sign up are immediately rejected?

    I basically want prevent users from exploiting this Gmail feature:

    https://gizmodo.com/how-to-use-the-infinite-number-of-email-addresses-gmail-1609458192

    Also, each user who signs up on my sites can post 5 ads only. When they use all five, does that mean that they have to sign up again using a different email address?

    Is there any way that I can adjust, on a per user basis, the number of listings they can post so that if a user contacts me and wants to post more I can do it just for them?

    Hope this makes sense.

    Many thanks.

    ihordeveloper

    1. It’s not possible to prevent this, there are dozens of services offering temporary email addresses. I recommend enabling reCaptcha to prevent automatic spam from bots.

    2. There’s no such back-end option yet.

    ianantwalks

    Thanks for replying @ihor.

    For number 2, can I recommend that as a feature request please?

    ihordeveloper

    Sure, thanks for your suggestion.

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