Sometimes we get the email from the unknown person so at that time we need to know that an email address exists or not? The easy option would be that you send a dummy mail to that email address, wait for an hour or so and if your message bounces, it is very likely that the particular email address does not exist.
Today I will share with you tips using that you can check any email address is valid or exist instantly without even sending the test email?
There are other technical options to verify an email address is by querying the mail server. Using telnet you can connect mail server, enter your email address and the other email address that you are trying to verify. If the server response is an error code, the email address is probably not valid.
How to Check Email Addresses is Valid or Exits Instantly
I am going to share the simple method for checking if an email address is valid and exists or not. I have tested this with Google Apps, Yahoo Mail and Outlook (Hotmail) and the method works with them all.
First, you need to go to the login page of the email service and pretend that you no longer remember the password of your email account. The service will ask for your email address where they can send the password recovery instructions.
Now if you enter an email address that does exist, the service is most likely to tell you that the particular username does not exist.
For Gmail and Google Apps Accounts
Step 1: Go to Google’s password assistance page at the click here and choose the I don’t know my password option.
Step 2: Enter the email address that you are trying to verify. If that address is not valid, Google will throw an error saying No account found with that email address.
You can go to the Gmail Sign-up page and try creating a new Gmail account with the address that you are trying to verify. For valid email address, the error would say Someone already has that username.
For Verifying Yahoo Email Addresses
Step 1: Go to Yahoo’s account recovery page, enter the @yahoo.com email address and click the Next button.
Yahoo will say We couldn’t match the Yahoo ID you entered with information in our database if the email address does not exist.
For Outlook, Hotmail and Live.com Addresses
Step1: Go to Reset Password
Step 2: Choose the I forgot my password option and enter the Outlook email address. You will get an error saying The Microsoft account is incorrect. for addresses that do not exist.