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Cathleen Meneses
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Hi Ranchers

Is it possible to verify if an email address is existing or not? I was wondering if javamail has an api that could check that. if there's none.. do you guys have an idea what technology can do that?

I tried the InternetAddress class in javamail... but I believe it only checks if the format of an email address is correct, otherwise it complains and throws an exception ..

Thanks so much in advance
 
Ulf Dittmer
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There is no general way to verify an address. Some email servers let you do that, but it's becoming less common. There are services that try to do checks (like this one), but most often the attempt is rejected.
 
Cathleen Meneses
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Thanks!
 
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