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In a form there is a text box for an email address ? is there a way to validate the email address, or to contact the mail server, to find out if the email address is legitimate? Does the tag cfhttp do it? if yes, the how. Can someone please point me to some good articles? I want to code this, not buy it. Here?s a good [url]http://verify.addresses.com/email_verify.php[/url]. Thanks....

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    Default How to contact a mail server?

    In a form there is a text box for an email address ? is there a way to validate
    the email address, or to contact the mail server, to find out if the email
    address is legitimate?

    Does the tag cfhttp do it? if yes, the how. Can someone please point me to
    some good articles?

    I want to code this, not buy it.

    Here?s a good [url]http://verify.addresses.com/email_verify.php[/url].

    Thanks.


    Sammy S Guest

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    Default Re: How to contact a mail server?

    If you are just wanting to make sure the email address entered follows the
    email formatting rules, you can add the validate attribute to the text box. If
    you are wanting to check and see if it even exists on that mail server, cfldap
    might be what you need.

    rmorgan Guest

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    Default Re: How to contact a mail server?

    Thank you rmorgan...

    It seems that cfldap is what I need to use. I read about it in the book
    'Developing ColdFusion MX Applications with CFML', provided with the CF
    doentation, but I need more information on available LDAP servers and how to
    query them.

    For example, if I have the email address [email]someonesomewhere.com[/email], who do I
    contact to find out if the domain name 'somewhere.com' is a valid domain name,
    and then who do I query to find if 'someone' is a registered user. (or if the
    'somewhere' is setup as a catch-all email address)?

    Can you help?

    Again, thanks.



    Sammy S Guest

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    Default Re: How to contact a mail server?

    I dont think you are going to be able to actually pull all of that off, since
    you will be trying to query someone elses user base. You will not have
    permission into their system, and I would be willing to bet they would not be
    willing to give out info about their users.

    rmorgan Guest

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