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ladysham
Registered users and bad email addresses
  • 2007/10/16 19:52

  • ladysham

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What do you do, as a XOOPS site owner, with registered user accounts that you know are no longer active? Some people change email addresses as often as they change clothes and after a while, the number of bounced emails can become a problem.

Also, if they have posted anything on the website, then you have all that information just hanging out there.

This could also become a problem for the hosting company of a XOOPS site.

I'd love to hear of creative ways to handle this.
Kelly Ling
Shamrock's Web Design
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Will_H
Re: Registered users and bad email addresses
  • 2007/10/16 22:51

  • Will_H

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  • Since: 2004/10/10


Generally I will use the "Find Users" function and narrow down users that have not logged in for 3 months.

I will then send those users an email saying that their account will be terminated if not active within the next week.

after a week I will do the same process and whomever did not login no longer has an account.

It requires a little work, but thats part of being a good host.

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kc0maz
Re: Registered users and bad email addresses
  • 2007/10/16 23:41

  • kc0maz

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Generally speaking, I know just about everyone who signs up on the web site. If there is a problem, I will ask them about it, either through e-mail, a phone call or even a personal visit.

For those I don't know I will send out an e-mail. If they don't log on or don't contact me within 10 days, the account is deleted.
Some dream of success, while others wake up and work for it.
--unknown

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ladysham
Re: Registered users and bad email addresses
  • 2007/10/17 0:01

  • ladysham

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  • Posts: 274

  • Since: 2003/11/11


Thanks for the replies. That is what I have been doing too. However, how do you handle the content they might have put up on the forums, comments, etc. Do you delete that information also, or leave it where it is? Or take it on a case by case basis?
Kelly Ling
Shamrock's Web Design
http://www.shamrocksweb.com

If you're coming to see my house - give me two weeks. If you're coming to see ME - come any time!

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kc0maz
Re: Registered users and bad email addresses
  • 2007/10/17 1:29

  • kc0maz

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  • Posts: 216

  • Since: 2005/4/18


The forums that I operate are closed to the public and comments on news items are not allowed. If comments in the forum are constructive, they will stay, as they form basis for future discussions.
Some dream of success, while others wake up and work for it.
--unknown

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