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Twitter: Email Confirmation Required Now

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by buzzinusa, Jan 13, 2010.

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  1. buzzinusa

    buzzinusa Registered Member

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    Hi
    Has anybody noticed that, if you create new account on twitter than you have to confirm that email address that you used while creating account.

    I think twitter is trying to reduce spam by introducing such a change.

    Thanks
     
  2. smash-wear.nl

    smash-wear.nl Regular Member

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    fuckt up
     
  3. davanth

    davanth Newbie

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    get a catch all email address account and you'll be able to by-pass this
     
  4. buzzinusa

    buzzinusa Registered Member

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    I didn't get you. Can you please clear me.
     
  5. morodock

    morodock Newbie

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    If you setup a catchall email account i.e.

    *@mydomain.com

    you don't even have to create accounts anything@yourdomain.com will be a VALID email address
     
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    ya but i guess he is trying to say that twitter is now requiring you to confirm the email were as before you didnt even have to use a real email and could create an account
     
  7. goawayplease

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    He understood the question entirely... but since he's a blackhat, he looked for a solution, not an opportunity to bitch about the problem ;-).

    His solution is viable; buy a cheap domain, set it up for catchall(you can even use Google Apps for this now) and then mass create twitters, then mass validate.

    If you're feeling frisky, code a bot to do it :p

    Anywho, it's probably more about validating live and active users than it is about slowing the speed of spam.

    It's important to keep in mind that Twitter is on a quest for the web 2.0 riches, so understanding their level of user engagement is key to their goal.
     
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  8. buzzinusa

    buzzinusa Registered Member

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    @goawayplease @morodock
    Nice tip . thanks. Will give it a try.