Email Verify is a PHP script that allows you to verify email addresses without storing anything in any databases. It will send users an email requiring them to click a link to verify their email before their email is added to whatever you want to add it to.
Email Verify uses secure SHA512 hashing validate email addresses meaning users cannot simply hotlink to the verification page and you can easily customise this script to work with your existing registration system or easily add verified emails to a newsletter database. This is programmed in an entirely functional manor allowing you to easily use the functions included in this script anywhere you want, these functions are fully documented.
This is how it works:
- The user enters in their email addresses.
- The will be sent an email with a link to confirm their email.
- The user will click this link.
- You may then include a form offering the user to choose a username and a password or simply add their email to a newsletter database.
Note that you will require PHP 5.1.2+ for this plugin to work as it uses the PHP hash function to ensure the system is fully secure. This uses the stock PHP mail function, but you can easily change this function to use whatever system you prefer.