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Email Verification Enhancement?
How-To Posted by Dan Shafer on Friday December 21, 06:00AM, 2001
from the has-anyone-already-done-this dept.
I have a client who wants to be sure that people who register for his discussion board site are providing a valid email address and that they are who they say they are. Has anyone already solved this problem in SquishDot or in a Python or other plug-in?

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    Hard Problem
    by Chris Withers on Friday December 21, 12:19PM, 2001
    It's a fairly impossible problem to solve :-(

    The only way I can think of is mailing their password to the address the subscriber supplies.

    Squishdot certainly doesn't do that out of the box...
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    Re: Email Verification Enhancement?
    by Rob Lemley on Sunday December 23, 11:50PM, 2001
    The usual way is to send the registrant
    an email to the email address that they
    entered. This initial email contains
    a key or a link that the registrant must
    use to complete the registration process.

    -Rob
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    • Re: Email Verification Enhancement?
      by Dan Shafer on Monday December 24, 05:18PM, 2001
      Rob Lemley wrote:

      "The usual way is to send the registrant
      an email to the email address that they
      entered. This initial email contains
      a key or a link that the registrant must
      use to complete the registration process."

      Thanks, Rob.

      I knew the basic _outline_ of how to get this done. I was just wondering if someone had created a Python or Zope routine that would give me a leg up in creating this from scratch.

      Seems not, so I'm blasting ahead with my own effort. Maybe I'll contribute the finished product back to the community.

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      • Re: Email Verification Enhancement?
        by Kevin Jardine on Wednesday December 26, 05:20PM, 2001
        "are providing a valid email address and that they are who they say they are. "

        The second bit "they are who they say they are" is quite a bit more difficult. This is usually done by a login process, cookies, or both.

        We have a heavily modified Squishdot site that does all this (at http://act.greenpeace.org), but getting an authentication system set up is not at all trivial. You might want to look at the LoginManager Zope product or wait until Swishdot is working and then use the CMF login features.

        Kevin
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    Re: Email Verification Enhancement?
    by anon@anon.anon on Monday December 24, 04:31AM, 2001
    Have you guys at zope ever heard of regex
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    Re: Email Verification Enhancement?
    by nik eubanks on Wednesday April 06, 06:49PM, 2005
    I was on here loking around for some other verification programs, i just wanted to let you guys know, if you are having problems validating email addresses you can run a verification program either from your company, or if your SMTP server restrictions are set for security purposes you mite have to run a list off-site, but there are hundreds of email verification programs out here, the one i use is advanced email verifier, they work nicely for making sure you have a valid , deliverable list
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