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Filipe Miguel Tavares <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:34:36 +0100
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Since you require the user e-mail address why don't you simply send  
that e-mail a message saying something like "the user, or someone  
else, has requested password recovery, click this URL to confirm"?

If the request is legitimate, the user clicks and has to change and  
confirm the new password.

If it isn't, the user ignores the message.

Filipe Miguel Tavares
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No dia 2008/10/14, às 20:40, Hal Shubin <[log in to unmask]> escreveu:

> When you want people to sign up for a free trial of a Web  
> application, you want the signup process to be as quick as possible.  
> Email address and password (plus password confirmation) seems the be  
> the least amount of information.
> But, what happens when that user has to recover her password?  
> Because the signup didn't ask for any sort of security information,  
> how can we verify that it's the right user? We need some other  
> information, but that makes signup longer.
> This seems trivial (just ask for the customer's first pet's  
> elementary school principal's favorite color), but I'm sure the  
> Marketing folks will balk when I suggest adding to the nice, short  
> signup process.
> I thought of the explanation gave when they started  
> asking for ZIP/Postal codes before showing products: we can serve  
> you better if we know where you live, and know what stores and  
> products are nearby (or something like that, and they don't seem to  
> do it anymore). If we do ask for a security token, explaining the  
> purpose might make it seem like a *good* thing to prospective  
> customers.
> Any thoughts or experience with this?
> thanks                -- hs
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> Hal Shubin
> Interaction Design, Inc.
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