Monday, 5 November 2007

Validating Email IDs in a user form

Validation is a key step in User registration. Though not intentional, many users tend to enter correct email address, in a form. Also many users just tend to enter a fictitious email to avoid spams from a public domain forum. But that is again a nightmare for webmasters, as they tend to collect a huge pile of unuseful data for users.
To avoid this, many websites, do send out a test email, which has a random link, which the user has to click, in order to activate their accounts. But then, not all public domain email servers are fast enough to send or receive the validation email. This might result into a lost visitor for the website.
So what should be done to optimise the process. I came across, a three step email validation process today, which does seem to promise a better validation. Though not completely tested by me, but still would recommend atleast a visit and try if you need.

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