The server has recently been inundated by bot registrations. None of them have posted anything yet, but they appear to fit the profile of spambots, and they all use the same email host in Palau.
I've blocked their email host so they can't re-register, and I'll delete their accounts over the next few days (it doesn't seem to be possible to delete them all en masse).
Please let me know if you get pestered by any account with "Bot" in its profile.
@fribbledom (highly unlikely this is the same problem your friend had, but it does suggest there might be problems with their security model.)
@fribbledom oddly enough, I sort of experienced this in reverse: someone managed to sign up for instagram with my email address, despite my never having confirmed it. later, when I signed up myself and confirmed my email address, it logged me into this other person's pre-existing account.
I had no way to contact them 'cause the only email address on file was my own. I changed the name and and password, deleted all their stuff, and moved on.
And we're back.
@keirasoleore I'll block the pawoo instance site-wide.
I'm not exactly sure how it works because it hasn't come up before, but I think you can 'report' toots and then I get notified and there are actions I can take.
@cjewel oh I hadn't heard of that one. I'll look into it, thanks.
@lauravivanco before SMTP it was literally a game of telephone - your computer would call another computer which would call another, etc, passing the mail along step by step until it got to the recipient.
you'd have to tell it in advance what route to follow when you addressed the letter. it was all kinda fun, if you were a nerd and nothing important depended on it working.
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