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Catch-all abuse = Possible hosting provider ban?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Andres1986, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Andres1986

    Andres1986 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Im using the catch-all email feature from my hosting provider to generate emails for accounts creation of different social media sites. I know that the chance of getting banned from those sites is quite high using this method, but my question is: could I also get banned from my host provider if I get caught abusing this system? What do you think?
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  2. ziplack

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    yes if they find u they will be close your acount (read their tos about email spam,complains etc)
    set a vps for catch-all
    it will cost u like 5 bucks/month
     
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  3. omida86

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    If you have GoDaddy you can loose the domain...
     
  4. 3rdRock

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    Always have your domains, hosting, and vps from different vendors.
     
  5. Virus1

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    Let me see if I understand this.

    you make bogusname@mysite.com and register with that
    and you make 100 or 1000 of those... and register with them
    so then the social sites ban you....

    and you think your hosting company will ban you?

    Why would they ban you.....???
    How much mail could those sites generate to your catch all email address..

    because if that is the case...
    then If I send 100,000 mass randomly made whatever100001@yoursite.com

    your site gets banned...?
     
  6. CoyoteAssassin

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    Unless I misread something, it sounds like you are not sending email. If you are not sending email, I'm not sure how your host will know and I'm not sure how the social media site will know.

    Get a cheap throwaway account that you are OK with losing and give it a try. I don't think that anything will happen.
     
  7. Autumn

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    My bots sign up for several thousand different things every day with my catchall domains and I've never once had a problem with services complaining to my host or registrar. Unless you are sending bulk mail as well, I really doubt it's an issue.

    Sometimes your catchall domains get added to blacklists like spam-ip.com but that's about all. All that means is that you won't be able to signup to places that use that blacklist, so you just buy some more .info catchalls and move on.
     
  8. -Jericho-

    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't think you have anything to worry about. If you were sending spam emails that would be different but signing up for accounts doesn't sound like something your host or domain would ban you for. I would expect a warning at least first.