My php networking site has a standard sign up form, however I would like things to be done differently. We have too many emails being bounced back for being invalid.
Please make it where users will enter their email address. At this point a confirmation will be sent to their email and the email will be put into the database in a pending_activation table.
If they do not confirm the email confirmation, then within 24 hours the email is removed from our system. Currently anyone can use any email address and if the real owner of the address gets an email saying they are a member they may be upset that "they didn't register on my site".
I think this will help anyway. Thanks in advance