Poll - email verification?

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Do you think email verification to activate the account seems necessary/useful?

It's nice, keep it
4
50%
Don't like it, but still think it's a good idea
2
25%
Don't see the point
2
25%
 
Total votes: 8

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Poll - email verification?

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Verifying your email address assures that the email address you entered is correct, so that you may recover your password if you ever forget it, and so that you may receive notifications over email, if desired. It might have a theoretical effect on spam too, though it won't stop spam bots. It could stop people who aren't really serious from bothering, as they might enter a value in the IP/Hostname field that isn't valid, thus bottlenecking the system.

Now, what are your opinions on email verification? Should we turn it off so people won't have to open their email when registering an account here, or keep it on, potentially ruling out unserious users and making sure the email address is right?
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It's nice, keep it!
Stop spam bots! :evil:
We need really serious users
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MrBUXPb wrote: Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:20 pm It's nice, keep it!
Stop spam bots! :evil:
We need really serious users
It's really not an effective way to stop spam bots, and that isn't really the purpose either. Sure, there might be bots that can't get past the email verification, but that's rarely the case. The purpose is to make sure people don't just enter a fake email address, which in turn makes it more tedious if someone decides to create several accounts or evade a ban by creating a new account.

Though I'll be surprised if spam bots will ever be a big problem here despite spam bots recognizing and targeting this forum software, because we have Google's reCaptcha (that checkbox labeled "I'm not a bot") installed.
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Looks like emails from the board are being rejected by Outlook.com's servers...
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unfortunately most email hosts consider the account confirmation as spam(outlook and gmail being the main ones that i tested)
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lbitp wrote: Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:49 am unfortunately most email hosts consider the account confirmation as spam(outlook and gmail being the main ones that i tested)
Yup, I've noticed. I've also had problems with Outlook completely rejecting the emails, so they wouldn't even show up in the spam folder. Didn't know if I was able to fix it. So that works now?
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Did you try ti fix it?
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Hans wrote: Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:13 am Did you try ti fix it?
Yes, but I still don't know if it works.
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ok 👍
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