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mikewarner
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It might be an idea to allow users who have been on this forum for some time to use public email services such as Hotmail and Gmail. As I understand it, these services are currently banned due to spammers from the "outside world" coming into our community and causing trouble. Perhaps once a user has proved himself worthy, by say, posting 50 comments, he could be allowed to change his email.
Of course, I'm new here so I probably wouldn't be one of those users yet, but it's just a thought.

Regards,

Mike
konjurer
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I agree. I signed up under an old email address many years ago. I no longer have access to that account. Seems like there should be allowances for people who have been responsible for 50 posts.

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C_Biskit
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I also agree. My concerns are the same as Tim's. Even more than 50 posts would be fine by me but I would like to change emails to my gmail account which I use a lot more. You could even set it up so that once you use an email address that isn't private, you cannot use it again, even after you change it to a public one, preventing users who want to be jack holes from using that private email to start another account after being banned.

Andy
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On 2013-11-25 12:55, mikewarner wrote:
It might be an idea to allow users who have been on this forum for some time to use public email services such as Hotmail and Gmail. As I understand it, these services are currently banned due to spammers from the "outside world" coming into our community and causing trouble. Perhaps once a user has proved himself worthy, by say, posting 50 comments, he could be allowed to change his email.
Of course, I'm new here so I probably wouldn't be one of those users yet, but it's just a thought.

Regards,

Mike


This isn't the only reason for the restriction and it's been discussed several times.
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Gene
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I believe there is merit in that idea and will personally discuss it with Steve.
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Gene
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FYI, I spoke with Steve about this and we decided to offer members the ability to change their email address after 100 valid posts or six months of membership, whichever come first. I'm currently rewriting almost all the codes for the Café and will add that to the list of features I'm adding.

Thanks.
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