Change in registration policies UPDATE: 12/25/2016

detritus

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I'm disabling the e-mail verification check for registration as of today. E-mail verification has been a staple in spam prevention for many, many years, but with the number of disposable e-mail services available these days and the constant issues with message routing between service providers, I think it's time to find a different solution.

I will be implementing more aggressive, behind-the-scene checks against spammer databases during registration for the time being. If spam and bot registration becomes a noticeable problem in the following week, I may roll this change back.

I will also be making changes to the e-mail server during this time. Notification e-mails for private messages and subscriptions may not be sent out. If you notice this behavior for more than 24 hours, please reply to this thread and let me know.


UPDATE 12/25/2016 : Read below

I will be reactivating e-mail verification sometime in the next couple of weeks. The plan is to send e-mails out through a bulk mailing service rather than locally to bypass issues with e-mail routing.

If you registered or updated your e-mail to a non-existent address, you'll want to update your contact information to a valid one, even if it's through an anonymous e-mail provider like Mailinator.

What does this mean?
It means if you registered under [email protected] for your e-mail, update it to valid e-mail address you have access to or use Mailinator if you're not comfortable with a personal e-mail address being used for notification purposes on Undertow.

Why are you verifying e-mail addresses again?
While skipping e-mail verification has worked around the issues with registration confirmation, it has inadvertently impacted the delivery rate of e-mails to a lot of other major e-mail providers that were previously working without issue.

TL;DR?
Update your contact e-mail to a valid e-mail or to a Mailinator address before 01/14/2016 or you may lose access to your account. The only staff member that can unlock accounts is me and I'm slow as fuck, so seriously, get this done.

Subnote: If you don't know how Mailinator works, it's a throwaway e-mail service. You can set your contact e-mail to DetritusSucksToes@mailinator.com, then go to mailinator.com, put in DetritusSucksToes at the top and it'll show you any e-mails that were sent to that address. No registration and no password necessary. Obviously this is not a secure e-mail service, but it is anonymous. Read the FAQ on their site if you want to know more.
 
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fleet

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Cool.
I ask our current members to use the Report function to report any spammers or bots.
Please do NOT post any responses to the spam or bot posts.
Very respectfully,
fleet (global moderator)
 
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I just received a mail from undertow and it says the code is only valid for 15 mins. What does that mean?

To complete the login to your account (or to complete two-step verification setup) at Undertow, you must enter the following code:

834894
This code is valid for 15 minutes.

The login was requested via the IP xxxx. If you did not initiate this request, you should change your password urgently.

Thanks.
Undertow
 
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Kargan3033

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I just received a mail from undertow and it says the code is only valid for 15 mins. What does that mean?

To complete the login to your account (or to complete two-step verification setup) at Undertow, you must enter the following code:

834894
This code is valid for 15 minutes.

The login was requested via the IP 112.208.17.17. If you did not initiate this request, you should change your password urgently.

Thanks.
Undertow
That's strange I did not get that e-mail, so does that mean I'm ok since I'm a long time member?
 

detritus

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If you guys already had a valid e-mail assigned to your account, you don't need to do anything. This is specifically for people that signed up with or set their e-mail to a nonexistent address during the few months we didn't do e-mail verification.
 
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i have yet to get an email, but my valid email was already on file when i went to check. Can you resend a validation please?
 
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Yohan Gas Mask

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I came back today on the 20th of January, and wanted to change my email address to another one (due to a typo). It said it would send me a confirmation email address to my account, but it hasn't done so, and I asked it to be resent twice.

I checked around and found this. I guess I'm fucked then, aren't I? I can't download anything -.-
 
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