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the Log in with Email adress thing
« on: July 14, 2011, 08:41:56 AM »
hey, my bud the ultimate pickle was over and he saw me on here and was gonna get on and i told him he would have to use his Email, but when he tried to log in he could still (and only) use his username.

is there some deviding line between those who use Email as opposed to the username, or is it a glitch or what?


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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2011, 09:30:21 AM »
same here

emily has to use her username and I use my email ..but no idea why


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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2011, 09:30:22 AM »
Now that you say it. When I log out and try to log in I can go both ways all of a sudden ???

I can either use my email or my username, really weird :-X


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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2011, 09:34:36 AM »
ok so I just logged out and logged back in and used my username this time

sure enough ...it worked  :o

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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011, 09:35:30 AM »
Same here. Security issue?


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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 09:37:05 AM »
Must have happened during the last update of the forum I guess ???

Will take a quick look into it later today. Will let you know when its back up normal again.


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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing - [Bug fix coming up]
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2011, 09:47:04 AM »
Now this is quite funny indeed.

It seems that duo to a small change in the code of the forum the forced email login mod never actually got installed at all. You where still allowed to login however as SMF 2.0 allows you to log in through both your username and email by default ::)

Updating the code again to only allow email addresses. For now we didn't have trouble from bots again, but its better to be safe than sorry.


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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2011, 09:59:52 AM »
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

remember the trouble I had logging in when we thought it had changed ....

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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2011, 10:03:08 AM »
Wait, I'm sure I've always Logged in with my username.

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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2011, 10:09:39 AM »
remember the trouble I had logging in when we thought it had changed ....

chuckling away to myself now
Well back then it had been installed correctly, but about a month later we upgraded the forum after which the install never actually made it through. And since I didn't knew the forum used a double login feature I assumed it was installed when I could login through my email ::)



Wait, I'm sure I've always Logged in with my username.
We've had troubles with an automated bot that tries to forcefully log himself in using real username and random passwords. The chances of that working are almost zero, but SMF will automatically log out an user if he fails to log in successfully. So as that bot was working we where all randomly logged out ever hour or so.

To counter it we've changed the login from username/password to email/password. The later being more safe as email-addresses are hidden for non members, or for non admin's if your using the hide email option.



Also I've changed it to email only right now, so from now on you can again only log in through your email address.


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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2011, 10:30:22 AM »
I always used my username after the update. Thought you dropped the e-mail login on purpose cause the new version would protect us from those bots.

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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2011, 10:38:24 AM »
I always used my username after the update. Thought you dropped the e-mail login on purpose cause the new version would protect us from those bots.

Sadly nothing will protect against bot's as they are always being updated always changed, my job required I trawl through the internet day after day and many times I have passed, filled with sorrow, the metaphorical carcasses of forums lying in the desolation that is the age of the spam tactics. Survivors when the spam bots attack are few, though whole'd up in our fortress with our handy rapid fire Bram and our expert team of sniper mods we will survive. One day the search engine gods of the internet will surley deliver us from this great evil, then we will step out into a bright new age.

To Be Continued...

If it changes does that mean I wont auto logon anymore? :(

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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2011, 10:40:49 AM »
If it changes does that mean I wont auto logon anymore? :(

Please ... the answer to that question must be no.

=[ I <3 auto loggin xD


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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2011, 10:41:39 AM »
If by auto-login you mean whether or not the forum remembers your online status, the answer is yes. You'll still be logged in the next time you visit.

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Re: the Log in with Email adress thing
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2011, 10:43:44 AM »
Nothing has really changed to the login system, the only change is that you will have to fill in your email-address instead of your username.

You can still use the keep me logged in feature and if you where already logged in you should stay logged in as well ;)