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The email address verification feature
When a new user registers for your forum, an email will automatically be sent to the email address they specified when signing up. The email will contain a link that the user must click to verify that the email address they provided is valid. This is a useful way to help prevent abuse and spam on your forum.
The user will be part of the Pending Email Verification user group until they verify their email address. Once verified, they will automatically be moved into the Registered Users user group. You can edit the user group permissions of the Pending Email Verification user group to restrict users with unverified email addresses.
The verification email can be resent by clicking the Resend link in the user's profile. An administrator can also manually verify the email address for the user by clicking the Skip Verification link in the user's profile.
This feature can be enabled or disabled by following the directions below: