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How make email not mandatory (7 posts)

  1. Aldo
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hello

    We are adding a bunch of users, but should not include the email for policy reasons.
    How can we change the email user filed so it is not mandatory when creating/editing a user?

    Thanks!
    Aldo

  2. simplistik
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    just give them arbitrary emails. since emails aren't important for your setup it shouldn't matter if they're gibberish.

  3. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Define "gibberish". If those email addresses happen to exist, you would be passing login details out to random strangers.

  4. simplistik
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    So you have your own site right, let say the name of your site is "mysite.com" well since you control the email addresses associated w/ "mysite.com" you should be able to just randomly create an email address that you'd never actually create on your server so something like rXYNhk4y@mysite.com would never be an actual email address.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 10 months ago #

    So not random gibberish or arbitrary emails addresses? Ideally, it would be better if you set up real throwaway addresses.

  6. simplistik
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I agree. But the concept in it's rawest form is just to assign email addresses associated to your own website, that will never be used to each user :).

  7. Aldo
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks for the feedbacks.
    Right now we give them arbitrary emails. It would be just "cleaner" not to put any address.

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