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    E-Mail address not accepted

    When I registered just now I found that my private e-mail addresses would not be accepted, probably because the German e-mail service web.de is blocked somehow. Is it possible to unblock this for a specific e-mail address, if it isn't just an oversight? Trouble is that I had to use my work e-mail for registering, and company policy prohibits using the work e-mail for private purposes. It's not quite such a big problem as I am the one enforcing that policy, but I have to give a good example.

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    Re: E-Mail address not accepted

    Why didn't you just use some other free e-mail service address like gmail.com?

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    Re: E-Mail address not accepted

    Web.de is such a free service; this way it was quicker than setting up a new e-mail address with some other free service only to find that this was blocked, too.

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    Re: E-Mail address not accepted

    As a rule e-mail domains that are directly associated with some country (like de., ru., it., uk. etc) are quite often filtered as spam by some servers. That is why it is good for everyone to keep one or several gmail accounts, because the com. zone is safe in this respect, and you can be 99% sure that your letter will not be rejected by the recipient's server. Just trust my experience.

    The most "captious" in this respect are corporate servers like whatever@companyname.whatever. They are most likely to reject the country e-mail domains, as well as to be rejected by them. Life shows that for today gmail services are the most reliable as far as e-mail is concerned.

    Source: extensive experience in working with electronic mail.


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    Re: E-Mail address not accepted

    That's strange. In twenty years of professional experience in IT this is the first time I've heard of that, and the first time it has happened to me when registering for anything. And it's definitely not the extension as such which causes the problem as my work e-mail is, of course, also *.de.

    Notwithstanding the fact that an insane amount of spam comes from *.com addresses, so the argumentation as such (not yours, but the argumentation of people setting up spam filters to filter national domain endings) is fallacious.

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    Re: E-Mail address not accepted

    web.de is blocked because we experienced extremely large number of fake accounts trying to register with those emails. It might have been a random influx of spamming activity. I will remove the ban until it happens again.
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