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Email addresses & IP addresses

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by GreenBottleCapper, Nov 19, 2008.

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  1. GreenBottleCapper

    GreenBottleCapper Thread Starter

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    Like I've mentioned in my other posts, I'm technologically challenged;)

    I am a member of a website where you get extra points if you get other people to sign up - referrals. I know this is lame, but I just wanted to see if it would work, so I tried to refer myself using a diff email address but it would not work - I'm assuming it has something to do with my IP address thing. Is it possible to fix this prob? Perhaps setup different user accounts in the control panel (Windows XP)? That might be too much trouble though - not sure how long it takes to log off, switch user, login, etc.

    Any tips/advice?

    Thanks!!!;)
     
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi,
    I think you'll find it recognises your IP address and that address cannot be changed (I'm pretty sure).

    Richard
     
  3. throoper

    throoper Trusted Advisor

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    Use G-mail. The IP only tracks to the G-mail server.
    Also clear ALL cookies for the site, not just the trackers.
     
  4. GreenBottleCapper

    GreenBottleCapper Thread Starter

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    How do I clear all cookies for the site, not just the trackers? I use Firefox and IE. Thanks so much!
     
  5. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    This is fraud and not something that should be encouraged or supported here.
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    This is not something that we support here, so I'm going to close this one.
     
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