After registering, the Proboards software had been sending an activation code number. We have eliminated that part of the registration. AOL email addresses for some reason seems to cause the most problems when registering. There are several places to get an email address if you don't want to give out your personal email address. Hotmail, Yahoo, gmail and one that my fellow Admin and I went to, Rock.com. You may want to have any email sent to the address you use here, forwarded to one that you regularly use, in order, not to miss an email we might send you.