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I have to verify email address provided by the user ie, aplkcation sends email to user email address , which has a link on clicking the link I update the field in database that the email address is valid, this is a common feature for any kind of email verification, is the any open source project for this? Is there any API available which I can customize and use it?
Updated on 2012-02-03T15:37:29Z at 2012-02-03T15:37:29Z by seohulu
Mauri_Claudio 1200006HJT4 Posts
Re: email verification2011-08-07T11:53:52ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.With 'email verification' do you mean checking if the provided address actually exists, or only checking if the address is well formed ? In this last case, you can try regular expressions.. on web, you'll find a lot of examples you can use.
To check if an email address really exists, the only way I can think to it's to search for an SMTP Java api which may let you to work with SMTP protocol at a very low level.. as far as I know, if you TELNET to an SMTP server and try to issue a SEND TO:<unexistent alias>, mail server may reply with something like 'Unknow alias'. But a mail server may even discard your request silently, if a target mail address doesn't exist, to avoid SPAM attacks (at least, I've seen mail servers behaving this way); I think the best way is to send a mail to provided address, including a 'confirmation URL' that user must click on to confirm validity of email provided.
oowaratah 270004S2BH1 Post
Re: email verification2011-11-03T01:09:03ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.http://www.spamresource.com/2010/11/email-address-validation-options.html
Check the first link about using SMTP validation it will most likely get you black listed.
seohulu 270004MXRX6 Posts
Re: email verification2012-02-03T15:37:29ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.As far as i know,There are no standalone component for this functionality."Jforum" has this kind of function, you can download their source code and then extract what you want.
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