How to use only a single opt in

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I have created and sent an email opt in for CASL compliance, it is set so everyone that opts in is put into a new mailing list. The problem is very few people opting in are going through their emails and confirming the double opt in. How do I set up an opt in email with only one opt in step?
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Tyler Scott, Employee

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Hey Jason! Great question and you can set this up by including the confirm opt-in tag in your mailing. Please check out the link here on how to setup a confirm opt-in mailing. One thing to note is using that tag when linking to an image the link will indeed break. So a couple of options would be to just link text to the confirm opt-in tag or drop in an HTML box where you can link the tag to an image like this

<a href="[% optin_confirm_url %]"><img src="image URL goes here"></a>

Hopefully this helps, but please let me know if you have any questions.
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Thanks for the reply.

I have already created an opt in email and people are opting in. They are clicking the opt in button I have included in my mailing and then being automatically put into a new opt in mailing group. The problem is very few are using the secondary email confirmation to confirm their opt in and there contact info appears like this.

Contact since: Mar 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm 
Contact status: Active
Confirmed status: This contact has not confirmed opt in.

Because of CASL we need to know when the contact confirmed their opt in for our records. 

I need to know how to do away with the secondary confirmation email so when someone clicks the opt in button they have a confirmed status with date and time and don't need to follow any other steps. 


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Hey Jason! Looking at the mailing, it is currently setup linked to a signup form and you would want to link to the confirm opt-in tag I mentioned in my prior post. This eliminates the need to complete the double confirm opt-in. This will then indeed note a timestamp of when an individual confirmed opt-in when looking at their individual member profile.

In relation to this we are considering adding more detailed reporting of when exporting a group/segment that it shows the date/time stamp of when an audience member did indeed confirm opt-in. You can "like" the conversation here to help it gain some momentum.

Please let me know if I can assist further.
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Thank you Tyler, one last question. How do I set up an opt-in tag? I looked at the link in your first response and couldn't find any directions for the opt-in tag. 
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Sure thing! It's noted in item 3 under Do in the "Content that compels" section. Please let me know if any other questions come to mind.
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Awesome I have that attached to text and it works great. Is there a way for people that opt in to be moved or copied to a different mailing list. I have a large mailing list of almost 9000 I would like to send this to and have the contacts that opt in moved or copied to a specific opt in group. 
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Hey Jason! Glad to hear that worked out. There isn't a direct way to deposit those folks into a group upon clicking the confirm opt-in link, but you can easily setup a segment pinpointing those individuals. Once you've sent out the mailing you can run a segment for folks who have confirmed opt-in. Here is a link which has some easy steps on setting up segments. You'll want to base this one on the group you've sent to along with contact information (confirm opt-in).

That should do the trick!
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That does it. Thank you for all your help.
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Having contacts opt in using this way is there away for them to enter their names and other information?
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Tyler Scott, Employee

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Good morning Jason! The confirm opt-in email is designed to just confirm opt-in by clicking that link/button. You could include an additional note in your email along with a manage preferences tag. Here is a link with some additional information on how to include that manage preferences tag.

Please let me know if I can assist further.