Verify an E-Mail Address

I’ve always wondered if this were possible, after all an e-mail address doesn’t have an IP which you could ping and see if it actually did exist. But surprisingly, one can indeed validate an address without sending an e-mail to it.

The Lifehacker blog has a post about a service that connects to the respective e-mail server and checks if the user, format, and domain that form the e-mail address you specify do actually exist. I concocted five fake e-mail addresses and checked their validity using this service. The service was spot on and gave a “bad Request” message for each. This just might come in handy so worth including in < my del.icio.us account. (via Lifehacker)

Verify Email Address

4 Comments

  • February 28, 2008 - 1:24 am | Permalink

    wesley, this service allows you to verify an e-mail address, and not send messages,

  • February 27, 2008 - 4:22 am | Permalink

    i am not getting to send messages

  • October 28, 2007 - 1:31 am | Permalink

    Yup, it does.

  • October 27, 2007 - 11:32 pm | Permalink

    this actually works.

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