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Applicant Email Verification

edited December 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I have just setup vanilla on my server and added the applicant email verification tool. What I had in mind was a user would apply, and then the admin accounts would be sent an email asking for approval for this person. The email does not get sent though. Am I confused on how this should work? I know email works because when I change a role the test user I have gets sent an email saying "your role as changed" Thanks for any insight. Eric

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    "What I had in mind was a user would apply, and then the admin accounts would be sent an email asking for approval for this person." No it doesn't work that way. you will have to login and approve the applicants. "The email does not get sent though." Of course it won't be sent because this feature don't exist!
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    When you enable the activation by email, the new user has to activate his account by answering an email sent by the forum after he applied. It is just to check that entered a valide email and that he is the owner of the email account.

    You don't need any addons to approve an applicant and receive an email when you have to approve one.

    Just go it registartion and be sure the default role is "Applicant", check that your role has the "Notify by email of new applicants" permission and go in your account > Forum preferrences to enable "Receive email notifications when new users apply for membership".
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    hey thanks for your input! that worked. was just missing the "Recieve email notifications when new users apply for membership"
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    I have installed this (version 0.4.1) 10-25-06 and tested it a few times after enabling the extension and it doesn't seem to be sending an email to verify. I get the email saying there is a new user for approval, but no verification... using 1.0.1 vanilla of course.
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    you need to enable the extension and turn it on in the registration setting page. Did you do that?
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    opps, I had a style on that didn't show the registration check box! Thanks for the help, after I switched back to vanilla style i was able to check the box then switch back to the style I was using! ;)
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    Is it possible to set this up so that as soon as the user validates their email they are assigned "member" status without the admin having to intervene?
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    yep, you just need to change the default role to "member".
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