Email Verification

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Hawaii Five-O, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. Hawaii Five-O

    Hawaii Five-O My alter-egos have been banned. :( Now I must be

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    I think it would be a good idea to do email verification when new people join. It would do away with spammers . Most of the other forums i'm on do this.
     
  2. 4Nines

    4Nines TPF Tech Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A lot of ISP's are blocking emails randomly and we have found that it's better to fight the spam, than to make it hard for people to login to the forum.

    The more members we have, the more information we can share and the quicker we are notified about spam that does get through.

    Thanks for your concern and know that we are always fighting the good fight and trying to keep as much spam off the forum as we can :thumbup:
     
  3. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I am sure we had email verification before - could it not be retained but with a clear notice to people after the email is sent to check their spam folder for the email?
     
  4. 4Nines

    4Nines TPF Tech Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sometimes the ISP blocks our emails before they ever reach your inbox or spam folder. I deal with this in the support email all the time and there is nothing we can do about it on our end :(
     
  5. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Has it always been this way?

    ...I thought we had that when I joined.
     
  6. dascrow

    dascrow TPF Tech Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No, and it prevented a lot of new members from using the site. We are researching some new ways to prevent spams/bots on the site...
     

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