Email address whitelisting for polls allows a poll owner to force a voter to submit a valid email address when voting on a poll. The poll will not register the vote until the voter clicks on a confirmation link in an email. Also, if you set the poll to block repeat voters, the poll will now block repeat voters from using the same email address more than once.
To add the email address whitelisting restriction to your poll, do the following.
First, hover over the title of your poll and click on Edit:
Check the Email Restriction option. You will then see a Select Users button:
Click on the Select Users button, and you will see the email address whitelisting dialog:
If you allow any email address, a participant must enter any valid email address to get access to the poll. The vote is registered when the participant clicks on a confirmation link.
If you choose an email group, only email addresses from this group will be permitted access to your poll. Also responses from the email addresses in a email group will only be registered when the voter clicks on a confirmation link.
If you choose to enter individual email addresses, you can use wildcards to allow a set of email addresses. For example, if you entered
*@polldaddy.com, all valid email addresses ending with @polldaddy.com will be permitted access to the poll, like
Once you choose what email addresses you want whitelisted, select the Save Selections button.
Finally, select the Update Poll button on the poll editor page to save all your poll settings.
When the voter submits their email address, they will then see:
The user will be then sent an email with a confirmation link.
When the voter clicks on this link, they confirm ownership of the email address and the vote is registered. A browser window is opened with the following:
If you are using the direct link to the poll, the voter will be requested to enter an email address before they vote:
When they submit their vote to the poll, they will see something similar to:
The voter will receive an email with a confirmation link. Once the voter clicks on the link, the vote will be registered.