TextUploader.com Help Center - Throttling

Feeling Throttled?

TextUploader.com is a busy service. We process requests from a bunch of users everyday. To keep our squad of hamsters powering our web servers from striking, we've implemented a series of throttles to protect the service from excessive usage.

These throttles are generally aimed at suspicious activity. If you happen to see one, and feel like you were using "normally", send us an email at [email protected] with the details of your transaction. We are refining our throttles, and welcome any suggestions that come up along the way.

In theory - these throttles should never really come up.

The exception - some aspects of the site are throttled to anonymous users. You can eliminate or increase the throttle threshold by simply signing up for a TextUploader.com account.

Some general throttle information:

  • Anonymous posts: 3 per minute.
  • Login submissions: 4 per minute.
  • Invalid login attempts: 3 per 3 minutes.
  • Password reset requests: 2 per 60 minutes.
  • New account registrations: 1 per 30 minutes.
  • API Key changes (API or Email): 4 per 24 hours.
  • Posts via API: 100 per hour.
  • Email posts: 10 per hour.

These throttles, as we introduce paid accounts, will change based on account type (free vs premium).