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Confirm email field

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by yoghurtfarmer, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. yoghurtfarmer

    yoghurtfarmer Well-Known Member

    I think a confirm email field during registration would be beneficial for decreasing the number of typos in emails for new user sign ups.
    lazy llama, markku, Ketola and 7 others like this.
  2. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    it happened on my webseite that some people Sign-up, but they put a typo in their e-mail-address which they enter during the registration-process.

    Is it possible to have one more e-mail-field ("Confirm e-mail") for the Registration-Form?
    So that users have to enter their e-mail-address twice and give them an error-message in case they have a typo in their e-mail-address when they sign up?

    Many thanks!
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I presume this is intended to be a suggestion.

    I have therefore moved it to the appropriate forum.
  4. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Hi Brogan,

    yes, it is a suggestion when it is not yet possible to add one more field for the user to confirm his e-mail.

    I am actually wondering why we do have 2 fields for the Password but only one field for the e-mail-address on the XF-registration-form ?

    Looking at Facebook for example, they do have 2 fields for the e-mail-address and only one field for the password.

    Not sure what is common, but I see this happening couple times that my users put a typo in their e-mail-address when signing up.
  5. yoghurtfarmer

    yoghurtfarmer Well-Known Member

  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  7. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I see this quite often that users are having a typo in their E-mail-address during registration.
    Is there a way to add another E-mail-field, so it checks that user is typing his E-mail correctly ?
  8. Wysie

    Wysie Member

    This would be very useful, definitely worth adding into the next update. I have the same issue, users make a mistake in their email and cannot message a member of staff as they are a part of the Unregistered/Uncofirmed permissions.

    Anybody have a template edit to add this?
  9. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member


    I support this idea. The system already confirms if the passwords match. We may as well have the e-mails checked as well.
    Wysie likes this.
  10. lazy llama

    lazy llama Well-Known Member

    I'd like to say that this would be a really good idea.

    I currently get quite a number of bounced emails where someone has typoed their email on the registration page. They'll even request a resend of their confirmation, which bounces in the same manner.

    Sometimes I can guess the correct address but making them enter it manually twice would reduce the incidence of frustrated would-be forum members.

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