I’m working on a site where it is critical that:
- It’s easy for new users to sign up.
- Users are relatively anonymous.
- Users must be notifiable via email/SMS.
This means I don’t want users to have to create a new email address to sign up. It’s a blocker and they would probably never check it for notifications.
I was hoping to set this up in the ‘reddit’ approach where you can have multiple accounts with different usernames but using the same email address.
However, I cannot seem to be able to create accounts using accounts-password with an email address that is attached to another account. Is there a way around it? The key requirement here is that I don’t want to allow a user to try and create a fake account to check if that email address has already been registered.
What I ended up doing is to simply notify the account holder if someone tries to create an account with an email address that is already registered. We removed the requirement that you can have more than one account with the same email address.