EmailVerify is a tool that
allows you to check if an e-mail address exists and accepts mail.
This tool looks up MX records for the e-mail address (in other
words, finds out what mail server handles e-mail for the given
address) and then tries to connect to the mail server and deliver
e-mail. No actual e-mail messages are being sent during the
To check an e-mail address,
enter it into the corresponding window and click
The log of the checking process will be displayed in the main
To find the mail server,
EmailVerify must perform a few DNS queries. By default, the tool
will use the DNS servers being used by Windows. In some
non-standard cases, you may want to override these settings by
checking the Use custom
settings box and
entering custom name server addresses.
During the e-mail verification
process, EmailVerify must provide the sender's address. By default,
the tool uses the postmaster@domain
is the domain part of the
e-mail address. For example, if you're checking email@example.com,
EmailVerify will use firstname.lastname@example.org
as the "From" address. You can
change this by selecting the Use custom
address option and
specifying any other address.
It's important to remember that
the results of this test may depend on the IP address you are
connecting from, as well as the "From" address you are using. The
mail server may reject mail from certain IP addresses or from all
dynamic IP addresses. It may also reject mail from certain e-mail
domains or specific accounts.