I have identified 80 accounts on pixelfed.social that registered using disposable email addresses.
To combat spam and improve platform safety those accounts will be deleted.
Will be announcing some huge anti-spam measures this weekend 😎
@dansup What do you use to determine whether an address is disposable? The domain name? i.e., mailinator.com, etc. Or do you look for +-symbols in the username portion of the address?
@ramsey A list of domains I found in a github gist.
@dansup That is a really long line of code. 😂
@dansup were they actually bad actors though?
@trwnh Some are.
@dansup idk i don't think we should be punishing people just for using temporary mail
@dansup Are you doing any manual review of them? Because I've been known to subscribe from disposable addresses when I'm not sure about new services (not that I did on pixelfed).
@gamehawk Yes, there are a few legit accounts that will not be deleted!
@dansup What measures?
@Gargron Still hashing out the details, its split into pre-registration and post-registration identification and mitigation. Hope to write a blog post about the methods we'll be using for this.
@dansup People use disposable email addresses for privacy and to combat spam all the time.
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