MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation User identity , Special page , Database
Description Collecting and verifying email addresses.
Author(s) Trevor Parscaltalk
Latest version 0.5.0
MediaWiki 1.17+
Database changes Yes
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgEmailCaptureAutoResponse
  • $wgEmailCaptureSendAutoResponse
Quarterly downloads 2 (Ranked 142nd)
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The EmailCapture extension allows to collect e-mail addresses, and allow users to verify them through e-mail. This code is nearly complete but totally untested.

This was designed for use with the ArticleFeedback extension. The idea is that members of the Wikimedia Community Department can collect e-mail addresses (largely of people without user accounts) in order to contact them in the future about creating an account, editing an article, etc. The extension stores the individual's e-mail address, a verification code, and a verification boolean in a database table.



Open tickets in Wikimedia's BugZilla under the "ArticleFeedback" component in the "MediaWiki extensions" product. Be sure to include "[EmailCapture]" in front of the bug summary.


  • Download and move the extracted EmailCapture folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/EmailCapture
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'EmailCapture' );
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.