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Website Registration - URL Confirmation - Give me indepth details

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Hey There,
I have been to this group for a couple of days. I am really
impressed by the way people respond. I get answers for all my doubts
and that too more info. So I am putting across a doubt that i hav

During registering in some website we are forced to give our valid
email id. Also they send a mail and a url is given , when we click that
our registration is confirmed. Why does they do so. And programatically
what happens.

Pls give me indepth info

Thankzz
Prince of Code

Dec 20 '05 #1
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If indepth info is difficult , Just give me some overview

Prince Of Code

Dec 20 '05 #2

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This is urgent
Looking forward the reply

Prince Of Code

Dec 20 '05 #3

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Following on from Prince of Code's message. . .
Hey There,
I have been to this group for a couple of days. I am really
impressed by the way people respond. I get answers for all my doubts
and that too more info. So I am putting across a doubt that i hav

During registering in some website we are forced to give our valid
email id. Also they send a mail and a url is given , when we click that
our registration is confirmed. Why does they do so. And programatically
what happens.

Pls give me indepth info

Thankzz
Prince of Code

TAKE YOUR COURSEWORK SOMEWHERE ELSE - WE HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO.


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Dec 20 '05 #4

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"Prince of Code" <pr**********@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Hey There,
I have been to this group for a couple of days. I am really
impressed by the way people respond. I get answers for all my doubts
and that too more info. So I am putting across a doubt that i hav

During registering in some website we are forced to give our valid
email id. Also they send a mail and a url is given , when we click that
our registration is confirmed. Why does they do so. And programatically
what happens.

Pls give me indepth info

Hi

Some websites simply want to have your valid email address, perhaps to send
you some information about the service from time to time, but in some cases
also just to spam you with bulk mail. To do this, they need to confirm your
address is real, and so they write to database an id and the email address,
then they send a mail to the address with the same id. When you click the
link that has the same id, they find out that the person who submitted the
email address did recieve it and clicked the link, hence it's a valid email
address. It's just that simple.

By the way, "Pls" and "thankzz"...? In future, try to avoid the
haxorz-language to keep the level a bit more professional. You'll get no
respect with "1337 5p33k" ;)

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Dec 20 '05 #5

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HEY PETER THIS IS NOT MY COURSEWORK

Dec 20 '05 #6

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On 20 Dec 2005 01:03:55 -0800, "Prince of Code" <pr**********@gmail.com> wrote:
This is urgent


Then you are posting to the wrong place. Usenet is not a place to ask "urgent"
questions.

You might want to read: http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Whilst it's extremely condescending in places, there are some nuggets of truth
in there. For instance:

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-...ns.html#urgent

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Dec 20 '05 #7

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Prince of Code wrote:
Hey There,
I have been to this group for a couple of days. I am really
impressed by the way people respond. I get answers for all my doubts
and that too more info. So I am putting across a doubt that i hav

During registering in some website we are forced to give our
valid email id. Also they send a mail and a url is given , when we
click that our registration is confirmed. Why does they do so. And
programatically what happens.

Pls give me indepth info


During the registration of an account, an e-mail address is required,
and this e-mail address needs to be a valid one. This is to make sure
the user is human, reads e-mail, and hasn't already registered for an
account.

The e-mail address is used to avoid automated registrations to a
certain point in a given system, as well as to inform the user of
service problems/outages/changes and to promote new and/or related
services to the user.

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Dec 20 '05 #8

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Thankzz a lot Kim for a wonderfull explanations

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Regards

Dec 20 '05 #9

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> During registering in some website we are forced to give our valid
email id. Also they send a mail and a url is given , when we click that
our registration is confirmed. Why does they do so. And programatically
what happens.


Depending on the web site, the email may be needed to set up a
password or for the operation of whatever service the site provides
(like notifying you when there is a severe storm in your area).
Or some web sites want to spam you.

Some spammers use (other people's) web sites like this as a weapon
to mailbomb people the spammers don't like, by signing them up for
mailing lists or flooding them with confirmation emails. Or they
sign up accounts and post spam to forums, submit orders for merchandise
with stolen credit card numbers, or otherwise make nuisances of
themselves.

Registration confirmation is often needed to prevent robots from
signing up millions of phony accounts a day. This has resulted
in things like "capcha", where you type in a number presented
in a distorted image to prove you are a human, reply to an email,
or whatever being used.

Technically, a confirmation email is sent out to the email address
given, with a link that provides a key to the user's signup record
in a database. Clicking on the link sets the user's status to
confirmed. If the link isn't clicked on within some time limit,
the record is deleted. And an unconfirmed status doesn't let the
user log in. The key should be something that does not make it
easy for a spammer to guess previous and future keys given one key,
so an incrementing number is a bad idea here.

Gordon L. Burditt
Dec 20 '05 #10

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Thankzzz guys for an elobrate info.

I got another clarification

How avoid automated registrations happens services to the user. Are
there any programs that does that.
How do robots signup accounts and I am curious why should they do that ?

Dec 21 '05 #11

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Prince of Code wrote:
Thankzzz guys for an elobrate info.

I got another clarification
No, you've got obfuscation. You *want* clarification.
How avoid automated registrations happens services to the user. Are
there any programs that does that.
We want clarification too. I'm guessing that you mean "How can I avoid
registering on websites that require it. Are there any programs to do
that."

In other words, you are asking "How can I hack and break websites?"
In my view this is not an appropriate question for this group.
How do robots signup accounts and I am curious why should they do that ?

How they do it depends on how the signup form is organised. As for why -
why do people hack? One reason is obviously that some sets let you do
things (eg enter information) only if you are registered.

Colin
Dec 21 '05 #12

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