SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    SitePoint Evangelist dhtmlhelp's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    575
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Check if email address is still active without sending email

    Hi,

    I have a list of subscribers I need to validate. I need to check if the emails in the list are still active, but without sending them an email. I have seen this done before but have no idea where to start.

    Can you provide any feedback on the technical procedure to follow?

    DH

  2. #2
    *munch munch* killerkooki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    405
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There's this. And the post for that is here.
    Doesn't work for Windows if I remember correctly.

    And there's always this.

  3. #3
    SitePoint Addict
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    The Caribbean
    Posts
    267
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Some email servers will allow you to "query" (more or less) that an account exists or not. This used to be pretty common, but with all the spam problems, this has become fairly rare. Now you can't really be sure without sending an email - and I guess even then you can't be sure, depending on your definition of "active".

  4. #4
    SitePoint Wizard REMIYA's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,351
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No email, no answer back, no check possible!


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •