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Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#34821 new feature request

Allow creating users without an email address

Reported by: stevenbauers's profile stevenbauers Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.3.1
Component: Users Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


My current use case is kind of a family history website. It would be nice to get every family member an account, but some don't even have an email address and it is not necessary anyway, or is it?.

Several workarounds have been suggested on several forums, including (A) fake emails, (2) the "Allow Multiple Accounts" plugin for using one email for all and (3) some hackery that I wouldn't want to try. ;)

Change History (2)

#1 @obrienlabs
9 years ago

I'd like to +1 this. One of the sites I run has private clients that log into it, and I don't want to email them anything. So what I've been doing is using a fake email in order to create their account.

It would be nice to not have to use a fake email for situations like this.

#2 @knutsp
9 years ago

The only thing I see could be done in core here, is that when the user email has the top-level domain .invalid then no emails are sent.

For the wanted user registration process without an email, this is plugin material. They can then help put some-random-chars@anon.invalid, or whatever, into the email field and not have to take care of not sending such emails.

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