Hard time to register
preamble: I am german, so if you find any grammatical or spelling mistakes, please forgive me :biggrin:
after only reading this site for a few years i decided to register myself today. But it seems that this site is blocking almost every german email provider... and no, i dont use any yahoo or hotmail accounts.
Not a single emailaddress with the German .de ending was accepted! And i tried several of them, for example onlinehome.de, gmx.de or web.de :angry2:
I was only able to register here after i created a hushmail.com account.
Is there a reason for that?
I believe it all has to do with spam and the free email accounts from which a majority of spam comes from. Free email german addresses are not alone - I believe the entire Russian (.ru) domain has been blocked as that consists of a good 50%+- of spam that comes through, certain Chinese and British domains have been blacklisted as well. There are also specific American email domains primarily associated with spam that make the list.
The domains aren't specifically listed as the number of blacklisted emails domains I have seen number in the tens of thousands.
I will inquire as to whether we can put a clear noticed in our registration form about the policies in place to avoid further confusion.
Sorry for the inconvenience. In the past, we have been getting a lot of spammers from country-based domains. So we had to ban a few countries' domains for email addresses. This includes .cn, .lv, .ru, .biz, etc.
Recently, we've been getting more visitors from Germany (2% of visitors). We will evaluate this again if we should pull the ban from .de addresses.
Thx for your answers
onlinehome.de, where i have registerd the majority of my emailadresses, belongs to 1und1.de, which is one of the largest german internet provider. You can only get that that emailadress if you are a customer.
I guess not everyone has that endurance.
We have decided to lift the ban on .de email addresses.
Thanks for your feedback, johnieboy, and welcome to the forums :).
Thx, i appreciate that a lot :bananafunky:
Now i can change to my regular email address and dump that strange hushmail accont :biggrin:
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