Similar problem, but above solution not enough.
Email Link now works:<a href="http://www.affinitysounds.com/user-confirm.php?id=5&randomStringfirstname.lastname@example.org">Click here to verify your email address</a>
But user confirm instantly reports "link has expired" and update doesn't work either.
Thank you. I hope I'm nearing the end with these problems (my goofs).