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Looking for isemailaddress[string] plugin

Discussion in 'Plugins' started by CSGalloway@nc.rr.com, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Does anyone have a good email address checker plugin?
     
  2. vefatica

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    On Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:53:17 -0500, you wrote:

    |Does anyone have a good email address checker plugin?

    What do you want checked?

    A simple batch file could check the basic format and and see if the host has an
    MX DNS record (see @MX[]).

    The only further test I can think of would be to connect to the MX, say "RCPT
    TO:user", see if it says OK, and disconnect (which would be rude).
     
  3. plugin

    Was looking for something i can use with v8 to the current v12.1
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: vefatica
    To: CSGalloway@nc.rr.com
    Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:07 AM
    Subject: RE: [Plugins-t-2597] plugin


    On Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:53:17 -0500, you wrote:

    |Does anyone have a good email address checker plugin?

    What do you want checked?

    A simple batch file could check the basic format and and see if the host has an
    MX DNS record (see @MX[]).

    The only further test I can think of would be to connect to the MX, say "RCPT
    TO:user", see if it says OK, and disconnect (which would be rude).
     
  4. vefatica

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    On Thu, 10 Feb 2011 01:35:15 -0500, you wrote:

    |Was looking for something i can use with v8 to the current v12.1
    | ----- Original Message -----
    | From: vefatica
    | To: CSGalloway@nc.rr.com
    | Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:07 AM
    | Subject: RE: [Plugins-t-2597] plugin
    |
    |
    | On Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:53:17 -0500, you wrote:
    |
    | |Does anyone have a good email address checker plugin?
    |
    | What do you want checked?
    |
    | A simple batch file could check the basic format and and see if the host has an
    | MX DNS record (see @MX[]).
    |
    | The only further test I can think of would be to connect to the MX, say "RCPT
    | TO:user", see if it says OK, and disconnect (which would be rude).

    What do you want it to actually do?
     
  5. ebbe

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    Just checking whether the basic format is OK can yield a lot of false negatives, which is probably why such a plug-in is so hard to find.
     
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  7. vefatica

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    On Thu, 10 Feb 2011 05:01:01 -0500, you wrote:

    |---Quote (Originally by vefatica)---
    |A simple batch file could check the basic format
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    |Just checking whether the basic format is OK can yield a lot of false negatives (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_address#Validation), which is probably why such a plug-in is so hard to find.

    Of course. I suspect that the probability that a randomly constructed email
    address which obeys all the rules (is "valid"?) could actually result in a
    delivered email is very near 0.
     
  8. What I would like to do is to test if a string is a valid email address. I found a program called Express Archiver to collect the addresses in my OE DBX files and I'd like to check them. Some are 100% wrong.

    also i'd like to find a way for it to work in TCMD 8-12.1
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: vefatica
    To: CSGalloway@nc.rr.com
    Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 03:15 AM
    Subject: RE: [Plugins-t-2597] Looking for isemailaddress[string] plugin


    On Thu, 10 Feb 2011 01:35:15 -0500, you wrote:

    |Was looking for something i can use with v8 to the current v12.1
    | ----- Original Message -----
    | From: vefatica
    | To: CSGalloway@nc.rr.com
    | Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2011 12:07 AM
    | Subject: RE: [Plugins-t-2597] plugin
    |
    |
    | On Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:53:17 -0500, you wrote:
    |
    | |Does anyone have a good email address checker plugin?
    |
    | What do you want checked?
    |
    | A simple batch file could check the basic format and and see if the host has an
    | MX DNS record (see @MX[]).
    |
    | The only further test I can think of would be to connect to the MX, say "RCPT
    | TO:user", see if it says OK, and disconnect (which would be rude).

    What do you want it to actually do?
     

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