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In my system, a new user must confirm his email.

But there is an edge case:

  • he registers
  • does not confirm
  • forgets password, performs password reset (which involves a mail loop)

At that point I know his email works - so I'm inclined to reset his password, and then simply mark his email as "confirmed".

Are there any risks I've not considered?

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    The logic seems fine to me. – Vipul Nair May 9 at 21:55
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No added risks if you use the same communication protocol to/from user's email, your database, or any other part in these two cases, I.e at the point of registering and at the "forgot password" steps.

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