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    I want to send the person who as filled in the form a confirmation link

    Asked by Sabrina on June 05, 2011 at 11:57 AM
    I want to send the person who as filled in the form a confirmation link by email, which they must click to confirm their response and identity. Is that possible?

    This is a re-post of a comment on How to create your first web form

    email confirmation link validate email
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    Answered by NeilVicente on June 05, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    Hi Sabrina,

    While this is not explicitly available with the Form Builder, there is a workaround that can mimic such a function.

    What you can do is insert a unique id generator for your form, then create a separate form with a textbox field where the generated unique id will be entered by the user as some sort of confirmation code.

    The confirmation form will be attached as a link in the autoresponder email that will be sent to your users upon form submission. If the user enters a correct unique id, then that confirms his email address's validity and identity.

    The only downside is that you would have to manually check if a user has confirmed their submission.

    Let me know if this sounds good enough for you. I will be more than glad to assist you in creating such a workflow.


    Neil

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    Answered by Sabrina on June 08, 2011 at 06:40 PM

    Hi Neil,

    I like the sound of the workaround. Can you please assist me in creating the workflow. 

    Thank you very much,

    Sabrina

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    Answered by Sabrina on June 08, 2011 at 06:41 PM

    Hi Neil,

    I like the sound of the workaround. Can you please assist me in creating the workflow. 

    Thank you very much,

    Sabrina

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    Answered by NeilVicente on June 09, 2011 at 04:49 AM

    Hi,

    First you would need to insert a unique id in your form. Name your unique id field to somethign like "confirm"

     

     

    Then create another separate form that acts as a confirmation page.

     

    Get the url of this form by clicking the Preview button.

     

     

    In your first form, create a customized autoresponder which serves as a confirmation email. Insert the link of the confirmation form on this autoresponder, together with the unique id field.

     

    Note that there is no automatic method to validate the code entered by the user. Like I said, it is up to you to manually check the code and tag the user as valid.


    Neil

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    Answered by paolobkk on October 21, 2013 at 05:50 AM

    Hi!

    I'm in need of a similar solution because I have lots of spammers filling my form with fake emails.

    I see this post is quite old (2011)... do there is some improvement or more practical workaround about validating the email addres of the users?

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    Answered by jedcadorna on October 21, 2013 at 06:03 AM

    @paolobkk

    May we request that you create a seperate thread with regards your concern so we can easily track your issue. Please use this link.

     

    Thanks,