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Does it OK, to send email (to me) after user activate my plugin?

Does it a right way to do that (https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/the-basics/activation-deactivation-hooks/) with hook?

thanks

  • Depends what you mean by 'OK'? Possible—yes. A good idea—probably not. – Cai Apr 30 '16 at 11:43
  • OK - means terms and conditions =) – vol4ikman Apr 30 '16 at 11:53
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In the context of official plugin repository this is very explicitly forbidden by the guidelines (emphasis mine):

7. No "phoning home" without user's informed consent. This seemingly simple rule actually covers several different aspects:

  • No unauthorized collection of user data. For example, sending the admin's email address back to your own servers without permission of the user is not allowed; but asking the user for an email address and collecting if they choose to submit it is fine.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/about/guidelines/

Other than that it will risk you reputation (imagine what user will really like discovering you did it?) and might have legal implications.

  • Thank you so much, that what I am looking for. So I will ask the user's permission to do so. – vol4ikman May 1 '16 at 17:20

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