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How to force all users to verify their passwords and use a valid email adress ?

Hi,
when I have finally converted my SMF forums to Elkarte I want to force all my users
to verify their email adresses and only use valid email adresses and not use "Throw-Away"
email adresses... so I will have valid email adresses for  newsletter mailings...

How can I best force users to do this without too much trouble ?

Many thanks.

Regards, Stefan.

Re: How to force all users to verify their passwords and use a valid email adress ?

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How can I best force users to do this without too much trouble ?
Wrote a PM to the User ..
Or (what I do) .. delete all user with a illegal email  :D
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Re: How to force all users to verify their passwords and use a valid email adress ?

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TBH I don't think there are many good ways: your users need a valid email address to reset their password, if you change their password and tell them to reset, they will need to receive an email, but they cannot change the email because the password changed (and this is by design).
So they would be stuck.
The only way I see is to go through them, identify the disposable emails, send them a warning, and if they do not reply throw them out.
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Re: How to force all users to verify their passwords and use a valid email adress ?

Reply #3
Send a newsletter to all users (overwrite the user settings for newletter) ...
for all mails they can not deliverd, your provider (normaly) send back a "not delivered" mail.
So you can delete all users in this list .. 

Fel
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Re: How to force all users to verify their passwords and use a valid email adress ?

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That's exactly what I do twice a year.  ;)

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Reply #5
Yes .. it's the best and simples way to remove dead users  :D
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https://what-if.xkcd.com/69/ The future belongs to them!! xD
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