Originally posted by Kewpie
I just tried it and it worked for me. I went to New Game screen and entered his email address and created the game. I got a new game right at the bottom of my game list, and my friend got an email inviting him to register. That's what is supposed to happen. If he registered he would find that game waiting for him to play.
Agreed, it's always worked whenever I've done likewise...at least a dozen friends have started their 'red hot pawn experience' by following this method...imo it's the easiest way to set up an account given the in-email-direct-links etc.
Edit: Perhaps there was a temporary glitch when this chap tried to set one up...