Please note - and share as widely as you can...
All newly created FIBs accounts [even if you are a returning member] need to have a validated email address.
New players are told by missmanners to send an email to Patti, and that they cant play until they do.
Once Patti has an email address, she sends them all the other stuff they need to know about fibs and activates their FIBs account.
It is particularly important for returning fibsters, as they wont be expecting this, and may not notice the messages.