Eric -- THis is what holds true. My set up of the WA_Globals works. I found this out by using my other emails (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org), I also had others to help "test" registered -- in all of them, verification emails were recieved and registration were verified and then completed.
*** A key observation that I made: Any time that I used the same email address as the one indicated on the WA_Globals -- I did not receive a verification notice -- this is kind of strange. What if I only have one email??? It then means I will have no way of knowing if the WA_Globals setup works.
Conclusion: For a verification email\notice to be sent, the registrants must use or have a email different from that which is used on the WA_Globals set up. This will be true for 99.9999% of all the registrants except of course I who did the set up and have just one email. Consider this issue resolved.
Back to my other question:
"*I was struck to see that the stored password is readable, I expected it to be encrypted. This does not seem to be the case.
Q2: Shouldn't the password be encrypted???"
Please I need an answer.