email-verifier

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A Go library for email verification without sending any emails.

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Features

  • Email Address Validation: validates if a string contains a valid email.
  • Email Verification Lookup via SMTP: performs an email verification on the passed email
  • MX Validation: checks the DNS MX records for the given domain name
  • Misc Validation: including Free email provider check, Role account validation, Disposable emails address (DEA) validation
  • Email Reachability: checks how confident in sending an email to the address

Install

Use go get to install this package.

go get -u github.com/AfterShip/email-verifier

Usage

Basic usage

Use Verify method to verify an email address with different dimensions

package main

import (
    "fmt"

    "github.com/AfterShip/email-verifier"
)

var (
    verifier = emailverifier.NewVerifier()
)

func main() {

    email := "[email protected]"
    ret, err := verifier.Verify(email)
    if err != nil {
        fmt.Println("check email failed: ", err)
        return
    }

    fmt.Println("email validation result", ret)
}

Email verification Lookup

Use CheckSMTP to performs an email verification lookup via SMTP.

var (
    verifier = emailverifier.
        NewVerifier().
        EnableSMTPCheck()
)

func main() {

    domain := "domain.org"
    ret, err := verifier.CheckSMTP(domain)
    if err != nil {
        fmt.Println("check smtp failed: ", err)
        return
    }

    fmt.Println("smtp validation result: ", ret)

}

Note: because most of the ISPs block outgoing SMTP requests through port 25 to prevent email spamming, the module will not perform SMTP checking by default. You can initialize the verifier with EnableSMTPCheck() to enable such capability if port 25 is usable.

Misc Validation

To check if an email domain is disposable via IsDisposable

var (
    verifier = emailverifier.
        NewVerifier().
        EnableAutoUpdateDisposable()
)

func main() {
    domain := "domain.org"
    ret := verifier.IsDisposable(domain)
    fmt.Println("misc validation result: ", ret)
}

Note: It is possible to automatically update the disposable domains daily by initializing verifier with EnableAutoUpdateDisposable()

For more detailed documentation, please check on godoc.org
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Features

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Disposable email address validation


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Disposable address autoupdate

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Free email provider check


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Role account validation

Syntax validation

Email reachability

DNS records validation

Email deliverability

Mailbox disabled

Full inbox

Host exists

Catch-all

Gravatar


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Typo check

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Honeyport dection

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Bounce email check

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Tech

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Provide API

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Free API

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Language Go Go Rust JavaScript
Active maintain

High Performance

FAQ

The library hangs/takes a long time after 30 seconds when performing email verification lookup via SMTP

Most ISPs block outgoing SMTP requests through port 25 to prevent email spamming. email-verifier needs to have this port open to make a connection to the email’s SMTP server. With the port being blocked, it is not possible to perform such checking, and it will instead hang until timeout error. Unfortunately, there is no easy workaround for this issue.

For more information, you may also visit this StackOverflow thread.

The output shows "connection refused" in the smtp.error field.

This error can also be due to SMTP ports being blocked by the ISP, see the above answer.

What does reachable: “unknown” means

This means that the server does not allow real-time verification of an email right now, or the email provider is a catch-all email server.

Credits

Contributing

For details on contributing to this repository, see the contributing guide.

License

This package is licensed under MIT license. See LICENSE for details.

GitHub

https://github.com/AfterShip/email-verifier