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Old April 16th, 2004, 04:47 PM
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When i fill a membership form, i use to get instant message to activate/confirm my membership/identity ..
.. when i click specified link, i read you are now registered!
.. also i can unsubscribe/disclaim my membership in this html email by clicking other link provided at bottom.

how can this be done using php-mysql? any other trick?

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hey

do you mean email by "instant message" in your question? if you do, this is what you should do... say you've registered and want to get a email that you've just signup... you do this using php function mail()... check www.php.net for more info on mail() function

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I think you're talking about getting a verification email.

You can create a table that contains "unverified" user accounts. You can generate some string to act as a "verification code" for the user. Put the user details plus this verification code in the unverified users table.

The user will get an email and click on a link that contains both the user ID (or email address) and the verification code. These two items are looked up in the verification table and if there is a match, the user account details are moved from the unverified users table to the active users table.


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