How would I use this module with my Webforms, to verify a visitor's email is valid?

I have a couple contact webforms (quick contact and full contact) on many of my sites. I'd *love* to not need to use a CAPTCHA. Both of these forms require an email address from the visitor. Is there a way to utilize your email address checking together with the Webform to prevent spammers using my Contact forms (or other Webforms)?

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Peter Majmesku’s picture


it would be interessting for me as well, if we can use that module with webform in any easy way. Has anybody knowing how it would work?


federico’s picture

Title: Integration with other modules » Can I use this module with Webform?

A general approach should integrate this module with most popular modules that use email addresses, including:
- Contact (core module)
- Comment (see #458758: Verify email-adresses in guest comments
- Webform.module
- Email_field (CCK)

federico’s picture

Title: Can I use this module with Webform? » Integration with other modules
Category: support » feature
Issue tags: +integration
NancyDru’s picture

Title: Can I use this module with Webform? » Integration with other modules

Let's add Print_Mail from the Print module to handle "Email a friend."

I've already submitted a patch for comments in #458758: Verify email-adresses in guest comments; it would help if others would review it (and mark it RTBC).

NancyDru’s picture

Hmm, it appears any form can be integrated with something like: $form['fld_form_addr']['#element_validate'][] = 'email_verify_edit_validate'; I can't test at the moment because PHP in Windoze doesn't like to send email.

rmcom’s picture

especially integration with the webform module would be greatly appreciated!

NancyDru’s picture

That would be an issue for the Webform module. Refer them to this issue.

rmcom’s picture

Title: Integration with other modules » Integration with other modules (especially webform and simplenews)

I did a while ago, but the answer given by the webform maintainer has a lot of merit:

It seems that the usability of email_verify would be greatly enhanced if the email verification would include

  • email field from webform
  • newsletter_email field from webform_simplenews

How could we go about this and how can I help (not being great at php, maybe testing)?

Or should this be a separate module? But then there would be an eternal compatibility issue?

I could try to propose a patch ...

rmcom’s picture

maybe a patch along the lines of and

rmcom’s picture

Status: Active » Needs work

Regarding integration with simplenews, the problem emanating from the simplenews module because it incorrectly interprets the result returned by email_verify_check.

I have posted a patch provided by Mr3T for simplenews here:

DrewMathers’s picture

Webform Validation provides validation services to the Webform module. Here is a patch for Webform Validation to integrate Email Verify #1131328-7: Email validation

The original poster's problem could also be solved by

manoloka’s picture

What about to make it compatible with cck email field?

NancyDru’s picture

Version: master » 7.x-1.x-dev
Issue summary: View changes
Status: Needs work » Needs review
6.41 KB

Here is a patch to implement a hook that other modules can use to indicate their forms to be checked.

It needs thorough testing, please.

 * Implements hook_email_verify_forms().
function email_verify_email_verify_forms() {
  $forms = array(
    'user_register_form' => "User registration",
    'user_profile_form' => "User profile",

  if (module_exists('contact')) {
    $forms['site_contact'] = "Site-wide contact";
    $forms['personal_contact'] = "Personal contact";

  return $forms;
oadaeh’s picture

Thanks for the patch, @NancyDru!
However, it has been my experience that in the larger majority, getting other module maintainers to update their modules to account for this one is far less likely to happen than to provide a generic interface on this module to allow for checking any form/field combination, as challenging as that is: #2426859: Allow for more flexible form verification .

oadaeh’s picture

Status: Needs review » Closed (won't fix)

Since I have changed how this module chooses which form/field to test to allow admins to specify (and not) any form/field combination, I am closing this.