April 12, 2018

How to Verify if an Email Address Is Real or Fake

2018-04-12T12:40:00+05:30

Are you trying to verify email address without sending email and want to check email online to verify an email address to know if it is real or fake. You can verify email address and check mail address using SMTP, MX record and connect it via Telnet protocol. You can verify email address, check mail address and find hidden email accounts free using SMTP, MX records using Command Prompt in Windows.

Verify if an Email Address

Verify email address without sending email

In Windows, go to start menu, type "Turn Windows Features on or off" without quotes and select it.
Tick the "Telnet Client" and select Ok. Telnet Client will help you to connect to remote networks using telnet protocol.

Computer might restart.

Go to start menu, type "cmd" without quotes, right click on it and select Run as administrator.
A black window will appear. Copy or type the below command inside command prompt. You can paste the code by right clicking and select paste.

nslookup  –type=mx gmail.com

The command will extract all the mx records of the domain and you may get some codes like below.
gmail.com MX preference=30, exchanger = alt3.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com
gmail.com MX preference=20, exchanger = alt2.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com
gmail.com MX preference=5,  exchanger = gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com
gmail.com MX preference=10, exchanger = alt1.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com
gmail.com MX preference=40, exchanger = alt4.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com
Replace gmail.com with the domain that you want to verify.

Once you have received the mx records of the domain, pick any of the server and start sending the messages to verify an email address to know if it is real or fake.

Check email online to verify an email address to know if it is real or fake

Go to start menu, type "cmd" without quotes, right click on it and select Run as administrator.
A black window will appear. Copy or type the below command inside command prompt. You can paste the code by right clicking and select paste.

telnet gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com 25

Say Hello to server

HELO

Identify yourself

mail from:<[email protected]>

Type the email id that you want to verify to know if it is real or fake

rcpt to:<[email protected]>

 You’ll get an “OK” if the address exists.

If email id is fake, you may get 550 error.

[email protected] – The email account that you tried to reach does not exist.
[email protected] – The email account that you tried to reach is disabled.

Source: Labnol and Lifehacker

Command Prompt method not working

Some used the command prompt method to verify email id and it did not work out. They were getting timed out error. You need to install Telnet protocol first to avoid this error.

cmd verify email address mx record timedout

Read more: Free email verification services to Verify an Email Address here.


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