Validity of an Email Address

Discussion in 'Help Desk' started by Cushman93286, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. Cushman93286

    Cushman93286 New Email

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    Hi all. First time here. I am also a computer non-nerd, so computers are a challenge.

    My question is: If I send a person an email, and they don't respond, is there a way to know if the email I used is valid?

    I haven't seen this family in 48 years, but through years of searching, found them and their home and email address. Been four days, and no reply yet. Do realize that it could be due to many factors. Just wanted to make sure the address I received and sent was a correct one.

    Thanks for any suggestions/help. :)

    Jack
     


  2. blenheimfire

    blenheimfire Valued Member

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  3. Cushman93286

    Cushman93286 New Email

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    Hi all. Stephen, first of all, thanks for your response to my post.

    I will try that link. Sure appreciate it.

    Regards, and a great day.

    Jack
     
  4. snacks

    snacks Valued Member

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    This seems like a great service, how accurate is it? Im guessing its better to use this then send an email and get the mail demon response!

    Nice find!
     
  5. blenheimfire

    blenheimfire Valued Member

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    Snacks

    The response generated either OK or BAD comes from the actual mail server the one your verifying a given e-mail against.. This is the most accurate response I assume you could receive. We might need to ask Popowich or someone else to confirm but I am pretty sure I am correct on this. Also check out how you can verify without using a website. How to check if an email address exists without sending an email? - PHP, Web and IT stuff
     

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