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[Feature request] Account creation without e-mail address (like on jabber instances) #3484

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Wikinaut opened this Issue May 31, 2017 · 6 comments

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Wikinaut commented May 31, 2017

I would prefer a revised method of creating accounts. If you register a new account on e.g. jabber.ccc.de or jabber.de, it is not required to enter an e-mail address.

I suggest to modify the mastodon code so that this requirement (e-mail address) is dropped and no longer required.

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moshpirit Jun 2, 2017

What about SPAM? there's a lot of SPAM bots on Jabber trying to sell things and it's very annoying. I wonder how do you feel about this issue

moshpirit commented Jun 2, 2017

What about SPAM? there's a lot of SPAM bots on Jabber trying to sell things and it's very annoying. I wonder how do you feel about this issue

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Requiring a verified e-mail address is an important step for weeding out spam/automated accounts, and it makes creating sockpuppets slightly more tedious. You might be interested in #942 and related issues, i.e. sourcing user accounts from a different database. However, for local sign ups, e-mail will remain a required component.

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Gargron commented Jul 2, 2017

Requiring a verified e-mail address is an important step for weeding out spam/automated accounts, and it makes creating sockpuppets slightly more tedious. You might be interested in #942 and related issues, i.e. sourcing user accounts from a different database. However, for local sign ups, e-mail will remain a required component.

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hakaba-hitoyo Jul 5, 2017

Too late. This issue was closed. But I suppose that collecting e-mail addresses is serious privacy violation, especially if the administrator of instance is just a hobby hacker. Sign up without mail is good choice to some instances.

hakaba-hitoyo commented Jul 5, 2017

Too late. This issue was closed. But I suppose that collecting e-mail addresses is serious privacy violation, especially if the administrator of instance is just a hobby hacker. Sign up without mail is good choice to some instances.

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@hakaba-hitoyo This ("privacy issue") is why I filed the issue.

Wikinaut commented Jul 5, 2017

@hakaba-hitoyo This ("privacy issue") is why I filed the issue.

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hakaba-hitoyo Jan 9, 2018

Hey, all we need have already been in the configuration: just rewrite 2 lines in devise.rb (and some more changes).
https://theboss.github.io/blog/2018/01/09/mastodon-allow-unconfirmed-email/

hakaba-hitoyo commented Jan 9, 2018

Hey, all we need have already been in the configuration: just rewrite 2 lines in devise.rb (and some more changes).
https://theboss.github.io/blog/2018/01/09/mastodon-allow-unconfirmed-email/

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hakaba-hitoyo Jan 9, 2018

config.allow_unconfirmed_access_for should be 99.years by default?

hakaba-hitoyo commented Jan 9, 2018

config.allow_unconfirmed_access_for should be 99.years by default?

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