Hi Daniel, hi Jonathan, hi folks,

many THX for Your quick replies!

On Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:46:02 -0400, "Daniel P. Brown"
<daniel.br...@parasane.net> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 18:38,  <web...@blaettner.com> wrote:
> >
> > Is there any other function which checks whether this
> > address really exists?
>
>     Of course not!  Can you imagine the implications, insecurities,
> and privacy concerns that would be associated with that?  Some
> mailservers will confirm or deny if a local address exists, but not
> most --- thankfully.

Yeah, You're right!  After 2 seconds of thinking I got it!


And, on Mon, 25 Oct 2010 19:48:55 -0300, Jonathan Tapicer
<tapi...@gmail.com> wrote:

> You can use this class:
> http://www.webdigi.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01
>   /smtpvalidateclassphp.txt
>
> It may not work for some SMTPs.

Many THX !!  I'll give it a try ...

> It uses the concepts explained here:
> http://www.webdigi.co.uk/blog/2009/how-to-check-if-an-email
>   -address-exists-without-sending-an-email/

... after reading this concept  :-)

THX, bye,
greetings to Canada and USA from (now pitch dark) Ol'Germany!

Your Rolf


APPENDIX: My original posting was:

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> Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 00:38:56 +0200, From: web...@blaettner.com
>
> Hi, folks,
>
> I'm wondering how to checking existence of a given
> mail address like f...@bar.com .
>
> At 1st I tried:
>
>   if f (filter_var ($maddr, FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL) === false) {
>     /* some sort of error handling code here */
>   }
>
> where $maddr is the address to be checked.
> But this checks only syntax.. :-(
>
> Is there any other function which checks whether this
> address really exists?
>
> And, of course, I want to avoid sending a test mail just
> for checking :-)
>
> Many THX in advance for suggestions, pointers...
>
> Rolf
--snap----snap----snap----snap----snap----snap----snap----snap----snap--
-- 
Dipl.phys. Rudolf Otto Bl├Ąttner,
D 91074 Herzogenaurach, Germany.

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