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Old December 17th, 2004, 12:08 PM
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Default Creating user account through email-activation

Hi there,

I want to make a page which registrates a new user.
When this new user submits his/her info, an email has to be send to this user. He/She then has to reply, which would activate his/her account.

Now this is the first time I want to do so (school project) and I have a few questions:
- Do you need a domainname, or is an IP-address also possible ?
- SMTP server is installed, but how must I set it up ?

Thanx in advance

Dennis van Herk (The Neterlands)

 
Old December 17th, 2004, 03:30 PM
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You don't really need a domain at all, you can run it on your own computer as long as you have the software.

You need a server language, such as ASP, PHP, CGI, ColdFusion, JSP, etc.

Sorry, I'm clueless about SMTP. Try Googling.

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Old February 2nd, 2005, 09:33 PM
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1. on a GNU/Linux box, have your program pipe a message to mail (e.g. in perl :
open (OUT, "|mail -s Registration details") || die ("oops");
print OUT "thanks for registering, etc...";
close OUT

2. Use the perl Mail::Sendmail module ( http://cpan.org/modules/by-module/Ma...il-0.79.readme ) or php's mail function ( http://uk.php.net/mail)



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