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GreenFlatDog

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Posted on: 2011/8/14 13:43
GreenFlatDog
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#1

email change on this site?

This site seems to be set up so users cannot update their email address. Have I missed a trick somewhere?

How do I update my address?
GFD

MACTEP

Not too shy to talk
Posted on: 2011/8/14 13:58
MACTEP
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#2

Re: email change on this site?

There is a possibility to allow to change email
Usually the admin forbids change email

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Rheas

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Posted on: 2011/8/14 14:00
Rheas
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#3

Re: email change on this site?

@greenflatdog
Yes, you are correct. Users cannot change their email address (on this site)... there is no trick. I can't change mine either.
I am not sure exactly why that's true, but I can think of a couple of non-technical reasons; security and abuse come to mind.

GreenFlatDog

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Posted on: 2011/8/15 9:55
GreenFlatDog
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#4

Re: email change on this site?

This is a real shame as when a user has to change their email adddress they will have to re-register with another username and then lose the continutiy benefits of notifications, my posts etc.

Opportunity for improvement?
GFD

redheadedrod

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Posted on: 2011/8/15 15:13
redheadedrod
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#5

Re: email change on this site?

I think if you contact Mamba with a request to change your email account he can oblige for a good reason.

Him or other admins can change it for you. I believe it is disabled for security reasons but I am sure Mamba can explain better.

Rodney

GreenFlatDog

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Posted on: 2011/8/15 15:20
GreenFlatDog
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#6

Re: email change on this site?

@redheadedrod
Thanks for the advice. I'll pm him.
GFD

Rheas

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Posted on: 2011/8/16 1:26
Rheas
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#7

Re: email change on this site?

I'm thinking he's pre-occupied (duh! can you imagine his to-do list), because I've already asked.

deepak267

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Posted on: 2011/8/16 12:07
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#8

Re: email change on this site?

I have disabled the user to change their email mainly because I don’t want people to abuse my site. Otherwise people will change their email address and Xoops can't verify their email id.

I will only enable it only if Xoops can verify the new address (by some means of activation mail for user to click)

The site Admin can always change your email id (with justification).


Hope this helps.

Deepak