Originally Posted by Crazy_Dave
I just donít have a pay account email address and I donít want to get one just to join a forum. So its kinda $hitty for me.]
My understanding in cases such as the above is that if you e-mail Pat (firstname.lastname@example.org), explain the details, don't cop an attitude (not suggesting you did, but many do) he'll confirm you manually.
As far as free e-mail goes, I think gmail is pretty reliable, hotmail sucks badly and Yahoo is somewhere in the middle. I know if you start actually bouncing Pat will disable the account so I'd avoid trying to sign up using hotmail.com/live.com