Research: Online Service Provider Assessment Project: Methodology: Accounts and Access Levels
Set up accounts at all of the possible access levels and configurations. For example,
for one online service provider you might set up accounts at five access levels, with
email either accessible or not accessible and, if accessible, filtered or not
When choosing usernames, pick a variety of names that a reasonable person might use so
that when using these usernames to subscribe to email lists, the moderators of the lists
do not reject subscription requests because they seem suspiciously alike or
As a separate and additional test using an entirely different account, create usernames
from list of category G, category H, category I, and category J words to see if any are
Appendix D: Word Lists).
Note: this activity may result in cancellation of the account.
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