I find myself getting a pop-up when I open Evernote on a Win 8.1 desktop that asks me to verify my email address. This is happening several times a week, and I have to chime in with some others here to say it is a bit annoying. This is a home computer, I'm the only person using it, and even if the case were otherwise, it would still only require someone to click in the verification box effectively saying, 'yes, that's my email address'. Therefore, what in the world is the point? Under those circumstances its just a nuisance. A box that anyone can click and then yield a particular result hardly seems to represent security. What it is accomplishing is making software the start time of which has dramatically slowed down over the past year or two, even slower since it requires additional communication with Evernote prior to my being able to use the software.