Bounced Email Users Should Be Able to Re-Activate Their Account


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If a user's account is placed into the "Email invalid (bounced)" state, the only way they can restore their account is by changing their email address.

This is not explained in the error message displayed, nor do I believe it is optimal behavior. For example, if their account was deactivated due to a temporary, soft bounce, they should be able to send themselves a re-activation email (just as they could if they were in the "Awaiting email confirmation [from edit]" state).

I understand how this works and how to get around the problem, but it is very confusing for most typical users to understand. Many users will also only have one email address, so they will not be able to associate their account with a secondary backup address without great difficulty.