Sorry for the naiveté. I have 2-1/2 easy questions. I'm still a newbie...<BR><BR>Question 1) I am creating a "register" page. I need to know how to prevent two users from signing up with the same username.<BR><BR>Question 2) Upon a user completing their login application, I want their accounts to be set to "Inactive" until they confirm their email address (an email is sent to them upon application submittal). I thought about simply writing "Inactive" into the DB via a hidden form field but I don't want to get spoofed.<BR><BR>Question 2A: When the user clicks on the "confirm" link on the email, what should that confirm.asp page consist of to update the database? I also don't want a deactivated user to simply click on the confirm link in the email again to reactivate him/herself.<BR><BR>Thank you for the guidance!