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Can we use Gmail now 15 Oct 2013 17:00 #1

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Would really like to be able to switch my email account from my work email to my home gmail account. Can we do that now or are gmail addresses still blocked?

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Can we use Gmail now 15 Oct 2013 17:05 #2

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Gmail and other non-ISP mail providers are banned due to their use by spammers - it has nothing to do with gmail itself.

Quite literally, hundreds of spammers try to get logins when these email providers are allowed and it takes a long time to sort thru them, allow them access, and then have to delete their accounts when they spam the place.

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Can we use Gmail now 15 Oct 2013 17:07 #3

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Is there a way to make exceptions for known good-guy users? Really don't like using my work email for the BOC.

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Can we use Gmail now 15 Oct 2013 17:09 #4

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who is your ISP at home ? Most ISPs offer email services - they love to send their customers 'special offers'.

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Can we use Gmail now 15 Oct 2013 17:20 #5

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Good point, that will work...

I am the webmaster of our local yacht club and have been using this Kunena Forum with Joomla for a few years. A very good and free method I have found for almost eliminating spammers and hackers is to redirect the DNS entry via CloudFlare. You guys might want to take a look -- easy to implement and try it out. Worst case it's easy to revert back to what you're doing today.

PS: if you want some site help -- let me know, happy to lend a hand.

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Can we use Gmail now 15 Oct 2013 17:31 #6

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PugetMike, speaking of spammers..... there are a few more "suspected" ones that joined today, I messaged Doug but he is seriously busy...

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Thx - I will keep an eye on reported posts.

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