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*@yahoo.com and *@yahoo.com.au are not allowed because accounts created we've had a lot of spam come from them.

You know, like the one that happened earlier this week. It was ALL *@yahoo.com and *@yahoo.com.au.

In general, any domain that lets you sign up on short notice for a free e-mail account is suspect in this regard. That includes Hotmail, Gmail, etc.

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In general, any domain that lets you sign up on short notice for a free e-mail account is suspect in this regard. That includes Hotmail, Gmail, etc.
Where am I supposed to go to pay for an email account? I currently do not have such an account. Are you paying for your email account?

BTW: I did get signed up using a free email account, but that's all I have! Further, that is all I've had for the last 10 years or so.

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Where am I supposed to go to pay for an email account? I currently do not have such an account. Are you paying for your email account?

BTW: I did get signed up using a free email account, but that's all I have! Further, that is all I've had for the last 10 years or so.

Why are you being argumentative? What is your point?

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My point is that some people only have free mail accounts at their disposal.

My employer, for example, provides Internet access but does not provide employees with email accounts because there are so many free services (like Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail, and GMail) out there.

I suppose I'm just defending the devil over here.

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Gmail is a bit less suspect in that regard, as it requires an SMS-enabled phone or an invitation from an existing user to register. I'd suggest that one.

Bottom line: The spammers ruin it for the rest of us. Be angry at them, not Rick.

 

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Gmail is a bit less suspect in that regard, as it requires an SMS-enabled phone or an invitation from an existing user to register. I'd suggest that one.

Not anymore. Anyone can register for Gmail now without SMS.

I agree with jp2paint. It doesn't make sense to block only Yahoo! when Hotmail and Gmail are equally easy to spam with.

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I agree with jp2paint. It doesn't make sense to block only Yahoo! when Hotmail and Gmail are equally easy to spam with.

Do you know why we upgraded to the new forum?

*@yahoo.com and *@yahoo.com.au are not allowed because accounts created we've had a lot of spam come from them.

You know, like the one that happened earlier this week. It was ALL *@yahoo.com and *@yahoo.com.au.

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I use a yahoo account. I have for years, although this one is only several months old. I guess we got grandfathered in the switch-over. There are plenty of free domains out there that might be accepted, and many times you can set it up so new messages from them get forwarded automatically to your yahoo if thats what you insist on using. And usually your internet provider gives you one. My internet is through Qwest, so I had to get a @msn email with that. I guess I can see the point of only blocking Yahoo as opposed to other freebies like Hotmail being a bit unfair, but I can understand why it was done. I do appreciate the attempts to keep us running with as little spam as possible.

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One word:

Gmail

(or is that two?)

I use it and it has a terrific spam blocker as well as lots of space that nobody will be able to fill in their lifetime. It also has a nice email management UI.

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One word:

Gmail

It may be going away, too. In one of the earlier posts, Mr. Brewster said:

In general, any domain that lets you sign up on short notice for a free e-mail account is suspect in this regard. That includes Hotmail, Gmail, etc.

It (GMail) is accepted for now, but it sounds like that domain may be rejected in the future to new members as well.

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jp2paint, you're registered, there's nothing to worry about. Your (anybody's) account here will not be deleted just so long as you are active (more than zero posts), are kind, and don't spam.

If it will make you more comfortable, use the email address your ISP has provided.

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jp2paint, you're registered, there's nothing to worry about. Your (anybody's) account here will not be deleted just so long as you are active (more than zero posts), are kind, and don't spam.

If it will make you more comfortable, use the email address your ISP has provided.

Ahem :?: *Sign up for a FREE e-mail account at Yahoo! Mail * :?:

Do you work for yahoo?

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