Validating whether e mail is legit
So, if you are planning to run bulk email campaigns like sending newsletters, identification and removal of invalid email addresses is essential. Pre-screen the email addresses you collect before you send the invitation.How do you verify if a given email address is real or fake?The obvious solution is that you send a test mail to that email address and if your message doesn’t bounce, it is safe to assume* that the address is real.Ensure addresses are syntactically correct, and that the domain part of the address has a DNS MX record (which indicates that the domain accepts mail).Even if you do all the appropriate checks on the client side, such as checking for valid formatting, you’re still going to end up with some addresses in your system that are probably less than perfect.For instance, when you send an email to ) is present or not.Using a similar logic, we can verify an email address from the computer without actually sending a test message.
Some people even check the domain validity but I think that’s an expensive process that doesn’t always need to happen at that stage.
Below is a detailed description of how entire email validation process works: Most of the online websites have web forms asking for customer details along with email address.
During this form fill up, intentionally or by error, users may enter a wrong email address.
But if your address works then why does it matter if it's invalid?
That brings us onto the most important principle in distributed software.
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