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    Default acquire whether an email address is valid and delivereable within Alpha

    I use the email_smtp_open(), email_smtp_send(), email_smtp_close() methods to send emails through my gmail account. The return in the email_smtp_send() for an email address that is not actually deliverable is still .t. with the outcome being a message sent to my gmail that email was not deliverable. Is there a method or a strategy that anyone knows that can be engaged within Alpha script/UDF to collect the completed email delivery as success or failure?
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    Default Re: acquire whether an email address is valid and delivereable within Alpha

    I am on hols right now but can you ask for a Delivery Receipt -not a Read Receipt- to be returned to your Alpha mail client and parse for the info you need?
    Some email servers don't provide this info unfortunately as they deem it a risk.
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    Default Re: acquire whether an email address is valid and delivereable within Alpha

    Mike, are you looking for something like https://trumail.io/ ? Free for the first 10 checks each day.

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    Default Re: acquire whether an email address is valid and delivereable within Alpha

    Interesting results in that both AOL and Gmail returned fast xml results but my registered domain email returned nothing the first time, but did the 2nd time.
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    Default Re: acquire whether an email address is valid and delivereable within Alpha

    I have wanted something like this. However, my address on my domain at Goddady returned nothing. Also nothing returned from a valid Office365 account.

    Bill.

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