Suggestion for functionality that makes double opt-in possible

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    Gerard
    Asked on September 17, 2012 at 03:50 AM

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    First of all I would like to thank you for the fantastic tool! It makes setting up forms so easy.

    For my sign up form I needed a double opt -in as this is required by Dutch laws. We found a workaround, using two forms. The first form get's mailed to the user. In the mail is a link to a second form (web page) with hidden forms that get auto-filled. Only thing the user has to do is hit the conform button. This mimics a double opt-in. 

    But this makes it still possbile for a person with bad intentions to just check for the location of the second form in his own email. And therefor it is still possbile to sign somebody up without access to their email.

    My suggesstion is to add a option to the forms to add a unique generated value that gets generated and added to the parameters after the user hits the submit button. This code can then be added to the link the user has to click and auto filled in the second form. Only when the code matches, the user has confirmed the sign-up themselves.

    I would like to know what you think about it?

    Secondly, I would like to tell the dutch translation of Form is not 'vorm' as in the title of your website. In Dutch, we mainly use the term 'Form' (in English). The exact translation is 'Formulier'.

    Regards,

    Gerard

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    mliz
    Answered on September 17, 2012 at 08:53 AM

    Hi Gerard,

    Thank you for the suggestion I have added it to our feature request list our administrators will look into the possibility of having it added in the future.

    As for the translation if there is anything you can do to help us improve the Dutch translation of our pages, please let us know. You may download this document, fix the bad translations and have it sent to  jotform@jotform.com.

    We appreciate all our users' input, have a great day!

    Cheers!

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    aytekin
    Answered on September 17, 2012 at 09:22 AM

    I have been thinking about a feature where you can ask the users to confirm their email address without leaving the form. When they enter their email address a "Confirm" button shows up, when they click on it, an email is sent to them and they are asked to enter a value provided on the email to the text box on the form. A feature like that would probably solve this issue for you?

    I have added this to our feature requests list. Thanks.