So I bought a bunch of email verified accounts and I was wondering if I should change the email provider to something of my own? These are all made with a russian email. Does IG look at your email provider?
If yes, where in the warm up process would you change it?
I always used gmail when I created accounts … Near 100 … None disabled. Last year I bought 100 .ru accounts and everyone are history. I think not so much the email but as @Bartholomeo mentioned the creation of them I think are the key. After all many in that region of the world are real normal people with real lives using social media and doubt the folks at Facebook or other sites want to just delete them at a whim
i think emails are factors, but not a major factors , just as last check factor after failing some factors
i think maybe that is how it works
Proxy = Suspicious
API Requests = hit limits twice a week, Suspicious
Bio = good
avatar = good
Posts = 10 in 3 months = bad
PV = number is VoIP = suspicious
Email : Gmail = lets give him some time maybe 2 weeks
Email : mailru = NO BAN HIM NOW !!!
I would not point mail.ru as “ru gmail”. Cuz by default Gmail is much better. In the first case its a “local” company and in the second one its a huge worldwide company.
I absolutely agree with this and i also never faced issues related exactly to the email provider attached with the account. But: at some forum, I’ve seen a thread where one guy took 20 accs. First 10 of them had mail.ru attached email and the last 10 gmail.com and run all of them for 1000 follows using same proxy provider.
The first bunch of accounts got action block at the level of 650 follows and the second bunch at the level of 750. So i can’t say the difference is super big, but its a fact.
I think what comes into play is that IG know that most spammers use mail.ru, so I could imagine when IG detects an account that could potentially be a bot, mail.ru does indeed play a role, but only after all the other factors for botting are met…
Nothing official, but I could imagine it working like this…
I like this. I have a friend who works in security for a tech company (not anything relevant to this forum) and told me how the job has really affected their views of Russians since all the people trying to do blackhat stuff have Russian emails…but after I started botting now I know that they probably aren’t all Russians!
Nah… There is no problem with mail.ru as long as the creation process is good. What really sucks with yahoo is that you sometimes cannot login without pv or safety mail. So if you buy the accs you won’t have access to any of these.
Make an account with a .edu email and you will see that IG cares about the provider. But like others said it’s really about the big picture and your account overall. The more real your account looks and acts, the better.
You can buy them in various places online (just search), but they aren’t very cost effective for mass use. I was able to warm up to pretty aggressive settings in a few days (800 follows / day) on a fresh account. Eventually I did get banned (it’s all about looking natural).