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Why hotmail or yahoo email not accepted?

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by hitech, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. hitech

    hitech Junior Member

    I have seen some website, when their registration pages do not accept hotmail or yahoo email addresses. Why?
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    because they are free accounts and can be easily used for spam purposes
  3. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Though I've not come across an example of this in years
  4. I didn't think this happened any more :lol:
  5. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    it does still happen I've come accross it a couple of times and I know several accounts on hotmail that have been hacked, including mine (for all of one single email I might note)
  6. Jazajay

    Jazajay Active Member

    You would have to do a white list of paid email address otherwise it would be pointless as you could just use your own from your spam site to circumvent it.

    The only one I know that is paid is bt's and if you use them as your provider its free anyway. Who pays for email these days anyway?

    In fact that would striffle a site more than help it surely? Mmm....
  7. Mark Alexander

    Mark Alexander Senior Member

    The only time I've seen certain providers disallowed is when they continually mark emails from the service in question as spam. Hotmail and Yahoo seem to have a habit of being overzealous I guess.
  8. hitech

    hitech Junior Member

    But most peoples use hotmail or yahoo email addresses. So they are all blocked about 60% of internet users.

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