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Re: E-Mail Adresses

Your right, this is overkill, BUT, I just like to know.  I had a really 
great reason buts its too eraly in the morning for me to remember =)
-David Matovich

On Sun, 21 Jan 1996, Matt Pauker wrote:

> 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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