[suggestion] Periodically sending confirmation emails


BassMan

Well-Known Member
Hi Andy,

it would be useful to have an add-on that periodically sends confirmation emails to users that haven't confirmed their email for certain days. Maybe 2-3 new confirmation emails then stop or even delete an unconfirmed user.
 

BassMan

Well-Known Member
I don't think that's a good idea. That means someone can register with any email, even friends one. Or use invalid email what will affect my transactional email service etc. Also, I want users to confirm their email for security reasons.
 

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
I don't think that's a good idea. That means someone can register with any email, even friends one. Or use invalid email what will affect my transactional email service etc. Also, I want users to confirm their email for security reasons.

I think you're worrying over a non-issue. Lots of forums don't use email verification, I have nver heard of of single issue when this is done.
 

BassMan

Well-Known Member
Interesting. I've never thought of that, really. I wonder what other XF users use for registering. Maybe I'll create a poll on XF :)

Thanks.
 

BassMan

Well-Known Member
Yeah, you're right :)

Anyway, what do you do if you have many users with invalid emails and how you handle the bounced emails then?
 

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
First lets talk discuss the bounce email feature in XenForo, I don't suggest using it. Again same problem, that functions proves to cause more problems than it solves.

Regarding the Weekly digest and emails which bounce.

Q: Are emails sent to inactive members?
A: No. Members which have been inactive more than 30 days will not receive an email.

So assuming that you have an active member with a bad email address, well no big deal, let it bounce. You will find this happens very infrequently.
 

BassMan

Well-Known Member
I'm not using XF bounce feature. I'm using transactional email service. There might be a problem if I have too many bounces.

Q: Are emails sent to inactive members?
A: No. Members which have been inactive more than 30 days will not receive an email.
Good point!
 

BassMan

Well-Known Member
:) That one is ok, low yearly cost, stable, but has some limitations I can live with. That's why I'm using transactional email service.
 

Andy

Administrator
Staff member
:) That one is ok, low yearly cost, stable, but has some limitations I can live with. That's why I'm using transactional email service.

You most likely need to put in your terms of service that you're using a third party site for emails.
 
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