We have had an increasing number of spam bots attempting to sign up with disposable e-mail addresses. Fortunately, our anti-spam system usually catches these. Very often, it flags the user on user name and/or IP address, too. We have taken some time to ensure these addresses are blocked from registration. Sadly, checks show multiple users already in the database. If you use a disposable e-mail address, chances are you'll already have had a PM asking you to change it. If you do not, you may find your account restricted or banned. Q: What is a disposable e-mail address? A: A disposable e-mail address is one that doesn't require sign-up. As the e-mails are read simply by visiting the site and entering your e-mail address, anyone can read them. They are usually deleted within a few hours, and the account cannot send mail. Q: What's so bad about using a disposable e-mail address? A: It's fairly self-explanatory, really: Anyone can access your e-mail address, so anyone can request a password reset and get into your ASSEMbler account. This is not secure. Only you may use your account here. Using a disposable e-mail address means you won't get notifications of new messages for you, either in threads or via PM. There may be an occasion where you haven't logged in for a while, but a staff member needs to contact you. If you use a disposable e-mail address, you have something to hide from us. We don't want that. We take your security seriously - only administrators can see your e-mail address (and only moderators can see your IP address). We won't make this information public. (Case in point - I PMed 5 members in early February who have made posts before, asking them to change their e-mail address. None of them have logged in since, so none of them have seen my message.) If you are using a disposable e-mail address, please ensure you change it immediately to your proper e-mail address, for the safety of your account. Thanks!