Now why didn't that ever occur to me? It's simple and very effective.
Thanks for the idea! 


On Sunday 12 May 2002 04:51 pm, you wrote:
> I would suggest just sending them an email with a
> link like this and telling them to click on it to
> confirm their membership.
> 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 ...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andre Dubuc [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: May 12, 2002 4:36 PM
> 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

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