Validate e-mail addresses
Member registration does not validate emails. This is an extra concern for sites like ours where members can join for free. Anyone can make up an email address, or worse impersonate someone else. Once an email is used, it cannot be used by another person, even if the first person is not the owner of the address and the second person is.
Please consider adding an email validation check that sends an email and requires the applicant to use a code that was emailed (or click a link).
Validation of email accounts when a member (subscriber) signs up.
I want to use Wild Apricot to run and manage a digital subscription service (not run an association as such).
Fundamental to any online registration is validation that the email account entered belongs to the person filling in the online registration to become a member/subscriber (when they are applying for membership).
A message on the screen could have words to the affect;
Thank you for registering.
What happens next?
You will receive an email to authenticate your registration. This is to ensure that your email address is not used without your permission.
After your email is verified, you will be added to our subscribers email distribution list and can log in and start reading articles, access subscriber resources.
Then the Email to subscriber would contain text such as;
Thank you for registering with <name of business>.
Click here to confirm your email address and activate your account. (This line would be an URL)
Team at <company name>
Linda Elsey commented
There has been a couple of incidents where people joining our association or registering for an event have incorrectly typed their email address, can a functionality be added for re confirming their email address. The was a person who had registered for an event but had incorrectly type their email address, and missed all the correspondence hence missed the event as well.
I noticed Dmitry indicated that the password is asked for twice now, however I tested it and it does not on my end. Has anyone else tested it and experienced it?
It asks for email address and then you enter the numbers/letters below, and then it goes to my form.
Rob Gill commented
Please add this to the form fields. It is critical to submitted members' data. When will this feature be added to Wild Apricot? It is long overdue.
Albert, thanks for sharing.
It is awesome to see your vision grow!
These are great changes and if you can incorporate automatic registrations for event attendees that will close the gap! What we do is when someone registers we convert them to a visitor so your change to register only once is a plus!
Years ago we spoke of email validation, we continue to get bad emails so if you can implement a verify email that compares to first email many will save time and calls in attempts to fix the email. It should have a protective feature where you cannot copy or past or autofill the second email. The clients we work with work hard to manage an accurate data base and this consideration would be a welcome one by all.
Albert R. Renteria
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A Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business
Benevolent Organization supporting Veterans
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Oh yes please. I'm so tired of finding bounced emails because someone transposed letters when inputting their email address on sign up.
PLEASE add email validation!!
Dave Waller commented
In the same way that an applicant must retype their email address to create a user account in order to become a member and contribute to this forum, we need this feature in Wild Apricot.
I also see that other forum posts have asked for the email verification feature (an email is sent so that the applicant must respond by clicking on an embedded link in order to self-activate the user account), which is also incorporated into the user community sign-up process.
Wild Apricot clearly benefits from the usefulness of these features for its own user community function, its time to see it within the Wild Apricot infrastructure.
Our website ends up with duplicate contacts and members, and the resulting confused event registrations, because of mis-typed email addresses. The verification feature would help. Please add a "re-type your email address" field to the subscription form!
We're planning on adding usernames as an alternative method of logging in, so the 'fake email' workaround won't be needed in the future ( see http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8826424-username-vs-email-or-sharing-same-email-for-mult )
If you validate email addresses, the workaround use of dummy email addresses for members who do not have an email address will no longer work.
Chris Cavanaugh commented
Great idea! A verification for email address input would be a great feature to prevent mistyping! Love to see it!
Given that email address is the primary identifier for contacts, I also think that email verification field is also warranted - I get loads of people signing up with incorrect email addresses - sometimes I can guess what it should be and change it when I receive the bounceback, but I can't always anticipate what the error is... it means I miss out on potential leads as a result.
I am new to this and I am still setting up the database, so I have not actually used the system yet. My issue is as follows:
When a new member signs on, they have to provide their e-mail address. Since this is a very critical piece of information, is there is way for us to know if this e-mail address is erroneous? i.e., when the system automatically sends a confirmation to the member and the address is erroneous, is there a way for the admin to know this?
I think one of the ways to avoid the problem of errors in e-mail addresses is to add a second e-mail address field. The member will thus have to repeat the address so that the system can detect any inconsistency before it is submitted.
No and it has never worked.
Richard Gaspa commented
I did not know the checking of email address were not being checked. This would be a requirement for my site. I am glad you brought this to my attention. Is this feature working now?
Anybody wants to comment on this?
+1 for this feature.
I just have ~120 members but I've had to change an incorrect email address twice and re-send emails they missed.
Larry Killer commented
I also agree with the need for a email confirmation field. This is, for us, probably more important where we have membership registrations snail mailed to us and we have someone inputting the data transcribed from the mailed in form. It is a good way for the person inputting the information to make sure they get it correctly. And since this system is based directly off of email addresses, I think it is important to make sure that one piece of information is absolutely correct.
can you please give an example of such rejected email?
Anthony S. commented
Another vote for retype email feature. Also, I'm told that some email addresses get rejected that should pass per RFC2822.