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Old 12 Apr 2012, 09:02
stl7997 stl7997 is offline
 
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Auto confirm new registration based on email

Is there a way to automatically approve a registration based on the email? Most of my members are coming from a .mil email address. I would like to auto approve them so they don't have to do the email confirmation. Is this available out of the box or is there a mod for this?

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Old 12 Apr 2012, 15:43
kh99 kh99 is offline
 
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I threw together a quick mod for this - it has no options, it's just hard coded for .mil addresses. I'm attaching the product xml file.

But while I was doing this I was thinking about it and I'm not sure it's all that useful. It's easy to get a hotmail or gmail address to register to a forum so requiring email verification doesn't deter spammers (and with this mod anyone can provide a fake .mil address), so it might make more sense to just turn off email verification.
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Old 13 Apr 2012, 10:31
stl7997 stl7997 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by kh99 View Post
I threw together a quick mod for this - it has no options, it's just hard coded for .mil addresses. I'm attaching the product xml file.

But while I was doing this I was thinking about it and I'm not sure it's all that useful. It's easy to get a hotmail or gmail address to register to a forum so requiring email verification doesn't deter spammers (and with this mod anyone can provide a fake .mil address), so it might make more sense to just turn off email verification.
Holy crap! I didn't expect this kind of response. Thanks a bunch! I'll install it and test it out. Mega thanks!

--------------- Added 13 Apr 2012 at 10:36 ---------------

I see what you are saying about the registering with a fake .mil address to bypass the registration. I'm going to try this out for size and see how things go. I just wanted to make it easier for my folks that are signing up from a .mil address. My board is pretty small and I monitor it daily so I'll keep any eye out for any suspicious people using fake .mil accounts.

Thanks again!
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