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EmailValidator

Started by [SiNaN], August 26, 2008, 08:01:54 PM

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[SiNaN]

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E-mail Validator

This modification adds a validate e-mail feature on registration to prevent people registering on your forums with a fake e-mail adress.

You can turn it on/off from:

Admin Control Panel >> Registration >> Settings

-[SiNaN]
Former SMF Core Developer | My Mods | SimplePortal

Sabre™

Hi champ, beautiful mod!

Can you check this email for me     eatmyass@yaoo.com   because its been validated!  lol
Do NOT give admin and/or ftp details to just anybody, see if they are trust worthy first!!  Do your homework ;)


Nathaniel

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mashby

A very timely mod! Had a user sign up today with an unknown email address (we require member activation). This mod is just simply sweet. Thanks for it!
Always be a little kinder than necessary.
- James M. Barrie

mashby

Hmm...I just created a test account using the email address that was used on my forum and it allowed the initial member creation. While said member could never do anything as the email and subsequent activation would fail, I'm not sure this mod is exactly what it seems to be. ???
Always be a little kinder than necessary.
- James M. Barrie

[SiNaN]

Sabre™:

I checked with some other EmailValidator tools and it says that it is not a valid adress. :P

LHVWB:

Thanks.

mashby:

Can you give me an example? This just checks the MX records of the e-mail domain. So I can't say that it is 100 percent accurate. But this is most accurate way.
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Sabre™

lol  Yeah, I had a feeling it maybe conflicting with the Ajax Registration Feedback Mod.

No problem, as I have user activation setup, so if they dont enter a valid email to receive the activation notice, then they dont enter my site  ;)

If at anytime anyone wants to make these two mods compatible, then feel free to add your findings here to share, or in the Reg feedback section :)

Good work once again [SiNaN]
Do NOT give admin and/or ftp details to just anybody, see if they are trust worthy first!!  Do your homework ;)


Paracelsus

I get a "not valid or corrupt package" message. :(

ferdi866


[SiNaN]

Sabre™:

What is the conflict with that mod?

Paracelsus:

Try downloading the package again.

ferdi866:

Thanks for you too.
Former SMF Core Developer | My Mods | SimplePortal

Sabre™

Just that this     eatmyass@yaoo.com     and others like it are being validated.
If I recall, that mod has a similar check also, but needs to be stripped down and redone, as it has a few un resolved issues.
Do NOT give admin and/or ftp details to just anybody, see if they are trust worthy first!!  Do your homework ;)


[SiNaN]

Former SMF Core Developer | My Mods | SimplePortal

BuЯЯЯЯaK


ddarrell

Quote from: [SiNaN] on August 27, 2008, 11:39:41 AM
Actually there are MX records for yaoo.com. See:

http://www.mxtoolbox.com/

i installed on forum, and then logged on as testingsecurity@yahoo.com. (i just made that up).  However, i was able to even post a message under this email address with the mod active. Yes, I went to the registration settings and activated (clicked the box) and saved. 

--just some feedback..

ddarrell


i know just enough to really screw up ;D

[SiNaN]

This is system cannot check all the e-mails of course. It just checks the domain. yahoo.com is a valid domain and it accepts.

Also note that, this mod just checks the e-mail adresses on registration.
Former SMF Core Developer | My Mods | SimplePortal

KirkhamsEbooks

Quote from: mashby on August 26, 2008, 11:23:40 PM
A very timely mod! Had a user sign up today with an unknown email address (we require member activation). This mod is just simply sweet. Thanks for it!

In 1.5 though I have it set that they must activate there account. So isn't that the same feature?

Rick

[SiNaN]

If you have this, the number of people registered with fake e-mail adress count will decrease. Means you will have less inactive accounts on your forum.
Former SMF Core Developer | My Mods | SimplePortal

mashby

This mod is great even if you have Member Activation enabled. Yes, this mod only really checks via a formula. It won't check to see if the actual email address exists, it will simply check to see if the formula is valid. So, fdsjaklfasdldfsjkajfsad@yahoo.com is valid according to this mod (even though it's likely not a registered email address).
Always be a little kinder than necessary.
- James M. Barrie

[SiNaN]

That's the best way for doing that AFAIK. But I'm making some researchs about improving its functions, I hope I find some new things.

BTW, I'll update it to work with SMF 2.x versions soon.
Former SMF Core Developer | My Mods | SimplePortal

[SiNaN]

This mod is now 2.0 Beta 3.1 compatible.
Former SMF Core Developer | My Mods | SimplePortal

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