While struggling to get the DNS configured with the MX record and everything involved using Cloudflare so a new registrant won't receive the confirmation email in their spam or junk folder got me thinking. Is a confirmation email even necessary? With having Hcaptcha, Askimet, Honey Pot and Stop Forum Spam implemented wouldn't that provide efficient spam protection for starters? In today's social media driven world with a "want it fast and right now" mentality I'm thinking maybe many people wouldn't retrieve a confirmation email where they have to login to an email provider to click a confirmation link. I know people will say if the forum's content is good enough they will, but for a brand new forum I'm not so sure. With the odds already greatly stacked against people attempting to start a forum having any form of success is a confirmation link necessary? Also has anyone disable the confirmation email option and what was your experience like? Oh and it would take care of trying to figure out how to set up the DNS Cloudflare configuration.