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Does not exclude "applicant" members - got my site shut down for spamming
This discussion is related to the EMailDiscussion addon.
I have a very small forum whose members absolutely need notifications of posts, and nothing has worked quite right for us thus far, so I tried this add-on.
I never expected it to try to email all 978 spambot applicants (who I had been ignoring due to no easy way to mass delete them), which action caused my host, ipower, to immediately shut down my site and accuse me of spamming. I recommend you exercise extreme caution with this add-on, due to my own middle of the night experience.
No offense intended and all thanks to the author, I am sure it works out for some, but I wanted to share my horror story in case it helps others avoid the same problem.
Use the plugin Cleanser to mass delete applicants
There are several ways to prevent and deal with bot applicants.Keeping them in your db is a waste of space.
It is not common that a paid hosting service shuts you down for emails. They will usually let you know something is wrong before totally shutting you down.
You should be able to control/limit how many emails you send per day so you don't exceed you quota.
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Thanks! Off to check that one out right now