Automated systems can be weird at times
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:38am

Random banning... not a good thing.

So 40 e-mails at 12 AM? I can see Google blocking that. However, it's not really that many... Groups.io sends out thousands at 6:01 AM--I often get 4-5 myself from various groups.

    • That's sort of what it seems like they're doing. Thankfully it looks to be dying off for now: Google also blocked my DiscApp account for the subscriptions tonight halfway through the send window which caused some people not to receive their emails. I re-enabled the account but it's weird... more
      • Automated systems can be weird at times- Puckdropper, Mon Apr 26 2021 5:38am
        • some sort of sleep between sending each message or a small group of messages (like every 10 or so) so not to trigger some sort of auto-block system. The unlock I did on the account worked as I received the automatic instant reply notification email when you replied to my message. I guess we'll... more
          • I think I'll still add the throttling config just to have if I need it later as the subscription number grows so not to have to scramble to figure something out if it goes down next time.
            • Yeah, I wonder how little sites do it... - Puckdropper, Sat May 01 2021 10:13pm
              Sites that are running things like bulletin boards with email notifications turned on. That could be hundreds per hour on a really busy site.
              • it wouldn't be such an issue but I'm using a Gmail account for the email notifications and I'm guessing they're a bit more strict being completely free. Btw, I added the email throttling for the daily subscriptions. Now there's a 2.5s delay between each email that gets sent. Haven't had any issue... more
                • That might be a big part of it. - Puckdropper, Mon May 03 2021 12:32am
                  Lots of spam comes from free e-mail domains. If I see you spool up and send 25 messages a second from a free domain, I'm shutting you down. At least a small delay seems like it someone tried to be considerate.
                  • Just checked. Heroku doesn't have email hosting. - Erik_, Mon May 03 2021 4:20pm
                    So, I'll keep using Gmail for now until it becomes a problem (if it ever does).
                    • It took years for my free hosting provider to be a problem - Puckdropper, Tue May 04 2021 12:45am
                      so it might work that way with your gmail. Sometimes if they "unban" you they also add a note that they did that and you're "unbanned for a reason" and you have less troubles. No idea, just guessing. What's this red dot on my shirt? I can't brush it off! There's some total loser over ther... more
                      • but couldn't find any useful info besides "You possibly violated our TOS". They sent a generic email to my main email account and the actual account that was blocked didn't get any notification at all. Knowing Google, I'm sure there's now a note on the account history about it with the actual re... more
                        • Oh the "We let the computer do it" and "You might have done - Puckdropper, Thu May 06 2021 5:35pm
                          wrong but we aren't sayin'." I get sites need bots to help run them as they get to a certain size, but really the bots need to be written well enough to give a reason for their actions... Even if it's just an error code and the real reason doesn't go in to detail. FB Marketplace is run by bots i... more
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