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Email confirmation not needed anymore

I disabled the email confirmation. Users should now be able to register and change their email addresses without clicking on the confirmation link in the confirmation email.

I did this for 2 reasons. First a lot of our email is delayed, marked as spam or blocked. Secondly due to email confirmation, the registration process takes a lot longer. Removing it, speeds up the registration a lot quicker. In my opinion these two problems caused us to lose a lot of potential users.

If there are any problems due to this switch, like increased spam I might consider to go back to the previous system or to create something in between.

27 blog comments below

Yay for making it easier for new users Smile
mathiaus on Sun Apr 05, 2009 11:04 pm
Great step towards the Frihost growth. I hope many more users will come here and enjoy the greater good!
jmlworld on Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:33 am
doesn't this mean bots will be allowed to register and spam?

iono :S but that's what intuition tells me. probably wrong
Jaan on Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:52 pm
I am very afraid that bots will sniff this page and spam the forums like no tomorrow.
QrafTee on Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:48 am
thx i like it
it is annoying opening my email every time i sign up for everything thing
purecody on Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:14 am
Bondings has implemented other unique features into Frihost to allow the removal of email confirmation without allowing spam bots to join. You really don't have anything to worry about! Smile
mathiaus on Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:20 pm
Don't worry, did this to my forums which used to be notorious for being a spam haven and haven't had a single bot register (although I am using phpBB3).

Besides, most bots can read emails and click links these days anyway.
LostOverThere on Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:56 am
Thank you very much.
I've decided to join but i don't think i recieved my email so that's good i guess.
And yes, i don't like opening my email address each time i sign up for something too. Laughing
Dollyehs on Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:56 pm
this is nice control ....
jealous494 on Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:44 am
I think it's the right move. It's annoying to wait hours to get a confirmation e-mail. Well, it's even worse if you have to search the message in your spam box...
mtorregiani on Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:17 am
That's great!
Bmmonline on Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:09 pm
Smart move. It keeps this nice and simple. :]
ArmeniansUnited on Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:56 pm
great Razz
SyHz on Wed May 13, 2009 11:50 am
Hopefully the bots won't find this page. If they do........let's just hope they don't, 'cause I'm sure that taking out the confirmation will speed it up a lot. When I didn't realize what Fri Host had to offer, the long wait for the email to arrive almost turned me away. I'm glad I stated, though, because I can't find a single web host near as user-friendly as Fri Host, nor offer even half the things offered here.
tchaunt on Wed May 13, 2009 12:45 pm
well....if they input their email address incorrectly, their account details can be easily hacked..
clutchdude on Wed May 20, 2009 5:48 pm
Makes it easier, but causes more spam imo
coreymanshack on Wed May 20, 2009 7:19 pm
email confirmation kind of annoys me anyway. i dont care for it at all. if you join a lot of things it just spams up your inbox! thanks for getting rid of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Razz
spoonassassinkingdom on Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:56 am
I think it's the right move. It's annoying to wait hours to get a confirmation e-mail. Well, it's even worse if you have to search the message in your spam box
printerservice on Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:57 pm
that's great. at least they have no spamming. frihost rocks
printers1 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:45 pm
Simple yet better. More convenient. Time-saver.
lytzolt11 on Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:53 am
I confuse at the first time .. and waiting for the email .. but why can still login to the forum without the comfirmation .. so i get it now. Thank you
leondevil on Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:29 am
I think this is an obstacle to obtaining new users for you and for us is a waste of time. You did the right thing.
Lor20 on Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:59 am
What A Shit. I Get Only Spams .Thanls A Lot
pawanji on Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:27 am
that's a good idea! for more faster transaction and registration... nice nice...
matamlayin on Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:49 am
will be nice to use this service
lebregon on Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:27 am
That is a good news for us. keep it up.
dotnetdev on Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:36 pm
That is a good news for us. keep it up. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
KANDOOZ on Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:38 pm

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