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Web Collect adds Subscribers to list as active with double opt-in enabled

Knowledge Article Number 000213641
Description
Double opt-in is enabled on a list, but when the Subscriber submits their email address through Web collection, they're added as active instead of unsubscribed. 
 
Resolution
When double opt-in is enabled on a list, all subscribers added through Web Collect forms should be unsubscribed by default until they confirm their subscription from the opt-in message they receive.

To resolve the issue, remove the following line of code included in the Web Collect form:

 
<input type="hidden" name="status" value="normal">

This code forces the Subscriber to be added with a normal (active) status and overrides the double opt-in feature.




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