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Validate email really exists

#11
As above, there is no truly 'good' way to do this which isn't likely to cause more problems than it solves. You would need to get knee deep in the nitty-gritty of SMTP, and make a call on 'philosophical' questions such as 'does a mailbox which returns a soft bounce message count as existing?'.

Which is why the standard 'we will send you an email, click a link in it to validate' approach is normally used.
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#12
(05-19-2016, 03:37 PM)acsv Wrote: One of the reasons it is so difficult to check if an email exists (without sending an email) is that spammers could then brute force every valid email for a domain.

Yes! correct, many email provider companies block this validation such as gmail and others don't thus making any validation method unrealiable. I gave up on this one.

For example here http://verify-email.org/ it really checks that gmail accounts exist. I guess it can be done after all.
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#13
Hey Andy,

If you`re looking for a tool that does all kind of verifications of an email adress, I recommend https://thechecker.co

I`ve been using it for single email verification and it is very reliable.
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#14
Hey Andy,

I used to use hunter.io, but its just too expensive.

I found a service that is, by far, the most inexpensive one out there. Its called https://sparkemail.net

Its very accurate as well.

Hope this helps :-)
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#15
This is how some one else did it.

php-smtp-email-validation

Read the article.
What did you Try? What did you Get? What did you Expect?

Joined CodeIgniter Community 2009.  ( Skype: insitfx )
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#16
All email checkers and verifiers perform the basic function of checking format, domain, and the presence of a mailbox on a server using SMTP tests, helping you clean your email lists and reducing your risk of being marked as spam. For these purposes I use https://proofy.io It's the most accurate single email or bulk list verification service.
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