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Re: E-Mail Adresses
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 1996 18:08:29 PST
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Pauker)
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At 5:50 PM 1/21/96, David Matovich wrote:
>would it be possible to 'check-out' a given E-MAIL address to see if it
>actually exists. Like if passed "email@example.com" it returns 1, but if
>I passed it "firstname.lastname@example.org" it would return 0.
You could just finger the user - Connect to port 79 of the domain (In this
case castle.net), and just send the username (david). If you get anything
finger: <username>: no such user
Then the email is valid.
Though I must say this is really overkill. After all, someone would be
pretty dumb to enter the wrong email during creation - They would be able
to get their password...
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