I would suggest just sending them an email with a link like this and telling them to click on it to confirm their membership.
http://www.mysite.com/confirm.php?uniqueid=2i3k238 s9sd0s99d The confirm.php page would look up the uniqueid and try to find it in your database. If it's there then that means the email address they gave you exists and they have access to that email account cuz they know that uniqueid. After confirming, you could send a "welcome user" email and include another link that they can use for all other account management like unsubscribing, changing password, changing personal info ... http://www.mysite.com/account.php -----Original Message----- From: Andre Dubuc [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: May 12, 2002 4:36 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [PHP] E-mail Confirmation script? I've looked about for an 'Email Confirmation' script that many sites use for verifcation of wannabee new members. That is, the person subscribes, is sent a 'confirmation' number to which they must have in the 'Subject' area of their reply. I would like to implement this on my site, but I haven't discovered a source for a script, or how to go about doing it. That is, how do you retrieve items from an incoming e-mail, and is it possible to parse the same? If anyone who has seen such a script could point me to where I could find one, I would greatly appreciate it, or in the Manual, what it would be listed under. The 'mail()' function doesn't seem to include how to access received e-mails, and to parse individual copmponents of a message. Btw, does anyone know what's up with the 'Search' function of the PHP-general lst? It always seems to be 'offline'. Rather hard to search the archives for previously asked questions. Tia, Andre -- Please pray the Holy Rosary to end the holocaust of abortion. Remember in your prayers the Holy Souls in Purgatory. May God bless you abundantly in His love! For a free Cenacle Scriptural Rosary Booklet: http://www.webhart.net/csrb/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php