Help:Authenticating e-mail address

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There are several advantages to authenticating (verifying) your e-mail address. When you are logged in with an account where the e-mail address has been authenticated, you can:

  • edit pages without answering math problems
  • e-mail other users
  • setup a watch-list of pages and receive alerts by e-mail

Instructions: How to authenticate your e-mail address[edit]

1. Login

2. If you haven't already done so, add your e-mail address to your preferences

An e-mail will be sent to your e-mail address. Follow the instructions in that e-mail.

3. Return to the preferences page and check the boxes you'd like in the section "e-mail" (This is on the bottom right of the page user-profile tab.) Options include:

  • Reveal my e-mail address in notification mails
  • E-mail me when a page I'm watching is changed
  • E-mail me when my user talk page is changed
  • E-mail me also for minor edits of pages
  • Enable e-mail from other users '***recommended*** (This will allow others to e-mail you by using the e-mail user page, without having to know your e-mail address. An alternative way to allow others to e-mail you would be, for example, to put it on your user page. However, putting your e-mail address on your user page (or any page on the internet that is publicly accessible) will increase your spam.