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The validation link that is sent results in a 404. Is this still under development?

asked 09 Sep '10, 15:58

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edited 12 Sep '10, 17:44

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I have successfully validated my e-mail address twice... Seems to work fine now!

(I did have to change my e-mail address from [email protected] to [email protected] though to import my gravatar, as the gravatar site lowercased my address)

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answered 15 Sep '10, 15:32

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Did you change your email address before validating? I did that in one of the test accounts and its validation URL does the same thing.

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answered 09 Sep '10, 16:18

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Nope... although it was changed for me from "[email protected]" to "[email protected]", might that be the issue?

Update: Oops... nope... that was done at the gravatar site. Not here, it still shows "[email protected]"

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answered 09 Sep '10, 16:29

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edited 09 Sep '10, 16:31

That would be it. The validation link is a hash based on the email address. After experimenting with the test account it looks like you can wait a day for the validation hash to expire, then try again. I had to load the link URL twice.

(09 Sep '10, 16:33) Gerald Combs ♦♦

I deleted your validation hash in the database. Can you try again?

(09 Sep '10, 16:35) Gerald Combs ♦♦

Gerald, I have validated my e-mail address successfully now.

(12 Sep '10, 22:48) SYN-bit ♦♦

Also got 404 on validation attempt.

Any ideas...?

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answered 11 Sep '10, 21:43

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It looks like the validation code isn't fully-cooked yet. In order to successfully validate you must click "Send me a validation link", then load the validation URL within 24 hours.

Also, each time you click "Send me a validation link" a new and different link is generated, rendering any previous links invalid.

(12 Sep '10, 16:43) Gerald Combs ♦♦
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