Ghost Members question

Someone just appeared in my Ghost Members as an @gmai.com signup.

I’m aware that this is likely a typo, but I was under the impression that someone doesn’t become a ‘Member’, unless they click the Magic Link to confirm their subscription.

Can anyone confirm at which point a ‘Member’ appears on the Dashboard?

2 Likes

Hey jsh4.

from my experimentation I learnt that it indeed requires a confirmation by loading the magic link.
Your new member is using a legitimate domain that uses a mail server located at “mail.h-email.net.”.

Best regards.

Hey - thanks. Wow, I wasn’t expecting that.

Out of interest, how was it you managed to deduce the mail server? I was convinced this was a typo.

Oh, I looked up the DNS records of the domain. That is sort of the internet adress of the domain and can tell a whole lot of information. For starters, I know that in order for a domain to be able to send & receive mails they require a MX record as it’s called. And this domain does. Hence, it’s a legitimate domain :slight_smile:. You can use https://mxtoolbox.com/ for example.

1 Like

Ah, how handy :slight_smile: thanks again!