Is it possible to create a free sign-in form that will not allow users entry to my site until they sign in.

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    leebar
    Asked on January 13, 2011 at 04:07 PM

    I want to get the email address of visitors to my site before they look it over and leave so that I can create an email list to send out about incentives I have planned for the future.

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    aytekin
    Answered on January 14, 2011 at 06:37 AM

    Certainly. Have a form that asks for email address. Make the field required and set the validations to "Email". So, the user has to enter a correct email address.

    Then use Thank You URL feature to redirect user to a page on your site. 

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    leebar
    Answered on January 14, 2011 at 07:09 AM

    Thank you very much for your informative answer.  This has been a sore point for me and I'll remedy it today. Again, thanks.  leebar

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    ThomasMcCann
    Answered on January 15, 2011 at 08:27 PM

    What is to stop people inputting made up Email addresses?(Privacy?)

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    leebar
    Answered on January 15, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    I tested that just now and you are absolutely right.  I was going to test it prior to your post but got caught up in other things. According to the original direction, I made the field required and set the validations to "Email" so the user has to enter a correct email address.  I thought that would take care of that problem.  What have I missed?  What must I do to remedy the problem? 

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    aytekin
    Answered on January 15, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    ThomasMcCann: You cannot know if they entered a correct email address or not. You can only check if the entered text looks like an email address.

    leebar: What is the problem?

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    leebar
    Answered on January 16, 2011 at 08:13 AM

    I understand that you cannot make a sign-in or log-in form with jot form.  Knowing this, I can only rely on the person who enters the information to be entering a legitimate email address.  Mine was a faux sign-in/log-in form there merely to collect email addresses to build an email list to send out regular mailings to interested parties. I understand now that it won't really work, however, I'll rely on percentages to see if I do get legitimate addresses unless you have an idea for a work-around that I would be open to hear.  Thanks for your help.  Leebar

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    aytekin
    Answered on January 17, 2011 at 08:50 AM

    If you would like to collect email addresses then you should simply ask for email addresses. Say something like "To receive news about our service, please enter your email address below". I don't think there is anything wrong for doing that. Just don't ask for passwords. That will get your account suspended. Thanks. 

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    leebar
    Answered on January 17, 2011 at 09:00 AM

    I understand what you are saying and I wouldn't be asking for passwords anyway.  My intent here is not to scam or in any way try to hurt anyone, my only purpose here is to collect a mailing list of people actually interested in my service that I can utilize in an email campaign. I now understand the limitations of what I am trying to do and will consider your suggestion and thank you very much for your assistance.  Leebar.