Query for valid email

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 20:24:33 EDT 2016


This might be useful..
http://lifehacker.com/5697360/how-to-verify-if-an-email-address-is-real-or-fake
The synopsis is..
1. nslookup to find the mx servers
2. open a port to one of the servers for the address in question and
interact with it to find out if the account exists.
Based on the article, this lets you find out if the account exists or not,
even if there is a "catchall" email address.


On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 6:12 PM, Skip Kimpel <skiplondon at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is there a quick way to script out a process to validate if an email
> address is valid against the mail sever you are sending it to?  We are
> trying to scrub a large list of old emails to see if they are still valid
> or not.
>
> Your input would be most appreciated.
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