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Jim_UK
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:55 am 
Post subject: Very strange!

This morning I had a spam poster.
When I went to his profile to see what his email address was I found it was an @yahoo.com
The "very strange" is that *@yahoo.com is in my banned email address list and he should not have been able to register.
The * should catch all but for some reason his got through. His name before the @ ended with a three digit number.
Is there some reason why an email such as joebloggs123@whatever.com could get through *@whatever.com ?

In 15 years this is the very first instance I have seen of someone with a banned email address getting through the registration process.

Jim

Edit
I have just moved the exact same post that had been posted on mine to the Spammer area on here. I did not check the IP of the post on my site and the username is different but it is word for word what the one on my site said.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:09 pm 
Post subject: Re: Very strange!

Can you post the email address here? Is it possible it contains something a bit exotic, like utf-8 / unicode characters?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:58 pm 
Post subject: Re: Very strange!

The email address was aeqe490@yahoo.com but that is not a copy of it simply my retyping it as I deleted the account and just added the email address to the ban list.
I did that with a copy and paste but can't recopy it from the ban list.

I guess you were thinking maybe something hidden in the address itself.
I remember a flurry of problems coming up on phpbb.com where it was very difficult to delete an account as a search could not find the member even though the name had been entered correctly.

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