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Check email is still active

How to check each email that is sent is still working


Alternative Future

10:30 am on Mar 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Form Based Contact.

Hello all,

I have a site with many clients, some of which have been listed on the site for some time now 5 yrs +.
When a visitor to my site contacts them, through a form based page a copy is sent to me and to the client. The senders email being the from and my site as a BCC. This is so that when my client hits reply that they are responding to the visitor that made the query. If the email address is inactive the visitor gets an error returned email, but I do not know of this. Over the years some of my clients have either lost or changed their email without informing me. Is there a way that I can run a check on the email address to see if it is still active? Only for when a client has been contacted through the system.




5:16 pm on Mar 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

How about setting the email headers up thusly:

From: you
Reply-to: the web surfer

That way, you'll get any bounce messages, but when your clients hit reply, their reply will go to the web surfer.

Does that fit the bill?

hth, a.

Alternative Future

9:51 pm on Mar 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member


That sounds as though it might do the job, will have a look into that. Thanks for that!



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