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GMail blocked our forum mails

Postby laboRHEinz » Wed 19. Jun 2013, 19:15

Hello there,

starting several weeks ago, GMail blocked any mails originating from our board:
Our system has detected an unusual rate of unsolicited mail originating from your IP address. To protect our users from spam, mail sent from your IP address has been blocked. Please visit http://www.google.com/mail/help/bulk_mail.html to review our Bulk Email Senders Guidelines

Means, email notifications of PMs or forum updates won't find their way to GMail users anymore.

Sorry for related inconveniences.

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Re: GMail blocked our forum mails

Postby laboRHEinz » Sun 9. Feb 2014, 21:16

bump!
Same thing happened now for quite a while. Got no idea why gmail tends to be so restrictive, they seem to be the only provider blocking our mails though. Anyway, if you want to receive mail notifications like for topic replys, PMs or password changes, I recommend using another mail provider. I'm not going to argue with Google :p

Edit: and I've booted out this Google-bot now :lol:

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Re: GMail blocked our forum mails

Postby Anik » Sun 9. Feb 2014, 22:34

laboRHEinz wrote:bump!
Same thing happened now for quite a while. Got no idea why gmail tends to be so restrictive, they seem to be the only provider blocking our mails though. Anyway, if you want to receive mail notifications like for topic replys, PMs or password changes, I recommend using another mail provider. I'm not going to argue with Google :p

Edit: and I've booted out this Google-bot now :lol:



Uhm, I'm on yahoo and I still don't get those notifications anymore. Perhaps they are too many to handle? lol?

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Re: GMail blocked our forum mails

Postby Xac » Sun 9. Feb 2014, 23:08

What was the Google bot doing? Got enough bad bots on the server already! :lol:
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Re: GMail blocked our forum mails

Postby Pegasus » Sun 9. Feb 2014, 23:16

Scraping new content, adding it to the hive overmind. Obviously.
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Re: GMail blocked our forum mails

Postby laboRHEinz » Sun 9. Feb 2014, 23:54

I doubt anybody ever was finding anything they've been looking for on our forum by googling. My impression was that the google-bot just slowed down the forum. And... who knows, those 5 years old access data might be abused in the meantime?

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Re: GMail blocked our forum mails

Postby Pegasus » Mon 10. Feb 2014, 00:03

Doubt all you like, but google spider bots have been scraping us :p. As for abuse or other consequences, one can't really be sure of any practical drawbacks (perhaps the performance impact you mentioned?), but fact remains, the msg board has been indexed by big G for as long as those bots have been allowed here. Whether that has helped anyone find us, that's also questionable.
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Re: GMail blocked our forum mails

Postby EmanReleipS » Mon 10. Feb 2014, 00:05

If it helps you any, I tried googling for this forum, but kept forgetting the name. But unless you really google "ceonss", you're not gonna find this place with things like "ut2004 server forum" or the like....
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Re: GMail blocked our forum mails

Postby Xac » Tue 11. Feb 2014, 19:15

Saw a "Majestic -12" Bot on the forum today. Is that linked to Google?
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Re: GMail blocked our forum mails

Postby Cat1981England » Tue 11. Feb 2014, 22:16

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1:

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.


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