Why do you require email address verification?

When you sign up for FlightStats.com we will send you an email to verify that the email address belongs to you. Once you click the link in the email, you will then be able to access your account page, signup for a subscription, etc.

We do this for several reasons:
* It is the only way we can communicate with you if there is a problem with your account.
* Bots and other illegitimate users constantly barrage FlightStats. This is one way of vetting that our users are in fact real people.
* Your email address is also the default for flight alerts, and we want to make sure you get the alerts you have signed up for.

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