email address verification

Tino Wildenhain tino at
Fri Mar 23 10:37:20 CET 2001


Holland King wrote:
> does python provide quick/simple way to verify that an email address exist?
> i looked at the smtp library and the verify method but that does not seem
> to be very standard anymore. is there anything else that is simalar?
> thank you.
you can go up to the point to send the "data" statement. If you get so 
far, you can assume, the address exists. However, you can only be sure
that it does not exists if you get an error beforehand. If you dont
get an error, the address may still be wrong.


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