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Verifying an email address

 



jacqui
Novice

Aug 26, 2000, 12:44 AM

Post #1 of 5 (751 views)
Verifying an email address Can't Post

Does anyone know of a routine that verifies a user's e-mail address? (It seems that lots of people cannot enter their own address onto a form correctly).

I have come across MAILVERIFY by Chris Knight. <http://www.chrisknight.com/mailverify/> but wondered if anyone knows of others ?

Thanks

Jaq
xxxx


Kanji
User / Moderator

Aug 26, 2000, 6:33 AM

Post #2 of 5 (751 views)
Re: Verifying an email address [In reply to] Can't Post

The downside to that module is VRFY can be configured to lie and/or not respond, and what happens if the mail server happens to be down temporarily?

The RFC::RFC822::Address module will validate that the address meets RFC 822 guidelines, but that's still no guarantee the address is deliverable.



Kanji
User / Moderator

Aug 27, 2000, 8:00 AM

Post #3 of 5 (751 views)
Re: Verifying an email address [In reply to] Can't Post

The only way to verify an address is deliverable is by sending an email to it.

There is no other reliable way.

You can try with something like VRFY, but that a feature that I've seen steadily dissappearing from mail servers. (Heck, that script isn't even sure my address is valid, and I can assure you that is.)


jacqui
Novice

Aug 27, 2000, 10:16 AM

Post #4 of 5 (751 views)
Re: Verifying an email address [In reply to] Can't Post

I didn't say it was the ideal solution - but it is the best I've come across so far :-(

Thanks for the info on the module but isn't that a snytax checker rather than an address verifier ?

Jaq
xxx


jacqui
Novice

Aug 29, 2000, 11:51 PM

Post #5 of 5 (751 views)
Re: Verifying an email address [In reply to] Can't Post

Rats.

Thanks for all your help.

Jaq
xxxx

 
 


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