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Re: E-Mail Adresses

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 "" it returns 1, but if
>I passed it "" it would return 0.

You could just finger the user - Connect to port 79 of the domain (In this
case, and just send the username (david).  If you get anything
other than:

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...

Matt Pauker


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