".cPr" instead of ".com" - what gives?
October 26, 2011 12:48 PM Subscribe
The user's actual email address ends with ".com", but it is POST'ed to the application as ".cPr". This has happened with multiple users. Any ideas on what would cause that?
posted by foggy out there now to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a small, free web-based application. As part of a recovery-type feature, users can (optionally) enter their own email addresses. For some reason, I've been getting multiple cases where a user's email domain ends up as "gmail.cPr", "yahoo.cPr" or "[whateverdomain].cPr".
I've also noticed that ".edu" gets changed to ".ePr" as well.
I've gone through my code and I can't see how this is being mangled on my app's end. From looking at the timestamps and mangled addresses, it is possible that these users are in a single location.
Could there be something on the user's computer (perhaps an alternate keyboard layout or language setting or who-knows-what???) that would generate these weird changes?
Has anyone heard of this before?
FWIW, the app uses the Django framework.