Just received ~70 unsolicited password reset mails from Super User, so abusive...

  • There are other ways to troll your email if one knows your address, but agree that rate limiting it on SE's side makes sense. – Shadow The Vaccinated Wizard Nov 26 '15 at 23:14
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    You're not finishing your sentence – random Nov 26 '15 at 23:27
  • "and yet so warm". Is that the closer? – random Nov 26 '15 at 23:28
  • @random ... and I still have no closer. – Tamara Wijsman Nov 26 '15 at 23:40
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    Yeahhhhh sorry about that. We'll put some rate-limiting in place there. – Adam Lear Dec 3 '15 at 16:58

I'm sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you. Can't believe we never had any throttling here... I'm pretty sure everyone just assumed that of course we did. :)

We put throttles in place about a month ago, both at the IP and the account level, so this sort of abuse should no longer be possible.

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    Figured out it was a troll that wanders around the sites, not a targeted attempt; it can be a bit scary at first, but glad nothing really happened. Yeah, throttling for the win! No more mail bombs in the future... :-) – Tamara Wijsman Jan 20 '16 at 22:54

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