Members Awaiting Email Confirmation

Discussion in 'Member and Staff Management' started by Seahunter, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Seahunter

    Seahunter Regular Member

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    What do you guys (and Gals) do with the "Members awaiting email confirmation" if they are in that state for an extended period of time. I assume it's people that initially signed up but, for some reason, thought better of it and never followed through. Do you bother them with emails or just delete them eventually?
     
  2. benjaminp

    benjaminp Regular Member

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    I just leave them there. In the future I may bother with a follow up email, but at the moment it's not something I bother with.

    If they are legitimate users who've just entered their email addresses slightly wrong, I imagine most would contact you through another medium.
     
  3. AWS

    AWS Administrator

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    Auto removed after 30 days. Most are spammers anyway.
     
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    SassyBrat Regular Member

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    I like @AWS answer, as lately I have seen a huge increase in spamming all over the place.
     
  5. cpvr

    cpvr Regular Member

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    If its a period time, I just send them another activation email. I don't like deleting accounts because they may come back one day.
     
  6. dojo

    dojo Regular Member

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    I delete them on a regular basis. Most forum scripts have a very straightforward registration system and it's all simple to do. If you can't be bothered to click on a link, I can't really help you. Anyway, most people who remain unconfirmed are spammers who think they can join with a fake email account. My board cannot 'sense' a fake email account, but can surely keep inactive someone who's not having a working email to receive my email conformation message.
     
  7. Creaky

    Creaky Regular Member

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    I send them a reminder after a few days, if it still doesn't get used they get deleted.
     
  8. Dan Hutter

    Dan Hutter aka Big Dan

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    I've been pruning anyone in the group over 30 days with less than 1 post. If I get a bounce email I'll manually drop a member in to the awaiting confirmation group this way the board don't keep sending them mail.

    I never delete an account with posts unless it's at the account owner's request.
     
  9. BJTheCoder

    BJTheCoder Regular Member

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    If any member don't have his/her email confirmed for a period of time I just delete them off.
    I don't bother myself resending e-mails, they're probably spammers like others have said.
     
  10. BarelyHangingOn

    BarelyHangingOn Regular Member

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    I just delete them. I purge once a month. I have gotten spam complaints in the past from the forum sending out reminders. It would appear that somebody who joined up got mad or forgot they joined and reported spam to my host so now I just remove them after thirty days. On the same note I also removed the Birthday email feature in VBull for the same reason.
     
  11. dexterlablab1

    dexterlablab1 Regular Member

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    Honestly, I get rid of those after a set amount of time. If the person wasn't willing enough to confirm themselves, then they more than likely are spammers, or weren't worth having at your site to begin with.
     

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