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The End of Public Email Registrations

  • Monday, September 15 2008 @ 06:57 AM GMT
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I officially give up. Spam registrations from public email accounts like Gmail/Yahoo/AOL/Earthlink/Hotmail are running at the rate of 40-50/day and I'm fed up with constantly clearing them out. I myself use a Gmail account for registrations like this, but when the ratio of spam to legitimate users from these domains is 500:1 or more, it's time to take drastic action.

So, from now on, registrations from the above systems will no longer be allowed for new users. If you need to register please use your university/institutional email address: Send a note to the 'admin' at iraf.net if you'd like me to change this email afterward to anonymize it, or if you have no other email account and would like me to manually register you with one of the banned domains.

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