validate email addresses with mailgun API
Super tiny wrapper of email validation API from Mailgun, useful in form validation. This can be most useful in form validation to avoid those pesky spam emails.
This module uses a third party service from Mailgun to verify the validity of the email,
you can read all the info in their API docs
Emails are securely transmitted using Public Key Cryptography
npm install mailgun-validate-email --save
var validator = require'mailgun-validate-email''INSERT-YOUR-MAILGUN-PUBKEY-HERE'validator"email@example.com"iferr// email was not validelseconsole.logresult;// register the person for your service etc.
Output will be something like
is_valid: trueparts:local_part: bananadomain: papaiacomdisplay_name: nulladdress: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'did_you_mean: null
There are easier ways of checking if an email conforms to the correct format
e.g: using Joi
But a validation library only checks that the address "looks" valid, the Mailgun API actually checks if the domain has a valid DNS mx record (checking if the domain accepts emails).
This means you don't waste time (or money) sending emails to email@example.com
(valid email address which will fail to deliver and thus clog up your inbox with failure reports!)
Note: this will not prevent people from registering with your
service/app using a real email they don't control.
e.g: firstname.lastname@example.org ...
so you should still get people to confirm their email address by sending them an email with a unique token.
(this will prevent people registering as someone else)
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