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Bug 6851 - e-mail confimation request should clarify security
e-mail confimation request should clarify security
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-07-29 13:36 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Purodha Blissenbach 2006-07-29 13:36:23 UTC
MediaWiki:Confirmemail text

standardwise currently says: "This wiki requires that you validate your e-mail address
before using e-mail features. Activate the button below to send a confirmation
mail to your address. The mail will include a link containing a code; load the
link in your browser to confirm that your e-mail address is valid."

I suggest to append: "This only provides a limited amount of security. While this method would 
be unacceptable if you bank account was concerned, it usually does reliably prevent sundry 
internet users from fooling around with your e-mail address on the Wiki."
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-12-03 04:23:48 UTC
That would be additional advice that individual wikis would want to provide
their users with on a per-case basis. I don't think it's worth making the
message any longer.
Comment 2 Purodha Blissenbach 2006-12-03 12:11:12 UTC
My pledge is - as a reminder for those adapting the message - to include the hint in the generic msg, and delete for those who do not want it.

I would mind a terser wording.
Comment 3 Purodha Blissenbach 2006-12-03 12:12:34 UTC
Sorry: I would NOT mind a terser wording.
Comment 4 Rob Church 2006-12-03 12:15:06 UTC
And *I* think it would make things even more cluttered and confusing for users.
Link to a help page that explains what email confirmation is and why we use it,
if you like.

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