Live Email Validation

Here’s a handy bit of PHP code that will take the email variable, lookup the mail server for the domain, log into the mail server and see if it will accept delivery for that address.[code=php](.*)/’, $_REQUEST[’email’], -1, PREG_SPLIT_DELIM_CAPTURE|PREG_SPLIT_NO_EMPTY);
$email = array_pop ($split);
$split = explode (“@”, $email);
$domain = $split[1];

getmxrr ($domain, $a, $b);
if ($a) {
foreach ($a as $key => $val) {
$c[$b[$key]] = $val;
ksort ($c);
} else {
$c[0] = $domain;

$fp = fsockopen (array_shift($c), 25, $errno, $errstr, 30);
$return = fgets ($fp, 1024);
fputs ($fp, “helo\r\n”);
$return = fgets ($fp, 1024);
fputs ($fp, “mail from: \r\n”);
$return = fgets ($fp, 1024);
fputs ($fp, “rcpt to:<" . $email . ">\r\n”);
$return = fgets ($fp, 1024);
fputs ($fp, “quit”);


if (substr($return, 0, 3) > 250) {
echo “Bad email”;
} else {
echo “Good email”;
?>[/code]Okay, okay… the truth is I just got done adapting the GeSHi syntax highlighter into a WordPress plug-in and wanted to make sure it worked, so I needed to post some code of some sort. 🙂


Seems to work pretty well if I do say so myself…

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