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Improved e-mail validation with mailbox layer (sponsored)

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Validation is an important part of the management of all data you receive, especially when it comes to web forms. If you really want to be safe with the data, use HTML5 validation rules, JavaScript validation, and then the most important layer, the server layer. Even then you only validate text patterns.

What is one of the most valuable data formats? Email addresses. So many ads are nowadays done by e-mail and e-mail services require a quality level in e-mail lists. This means that you must be able to perform every type of validation. With mailboxlayer you can easily validate different aspects of an e-mail address in one simple call. Let's take a look at it!

Fast hits

  • mailbox layer with which you can register for free
  • mailboxlayer offers validation of e-mail formats
  • mailboxlayer offers extra logic to let you know if the e-mail address is on a disposable domain or if the e-mail is a catchall
  • mailboxlayer is trusted by Zillow and Intel
  • mailboxlayer is from the same service provider for currency player, eversign and streetlayer
  • Like other apilayer APIs, the mailbox box is incredibly easy to use

Using postbox layer

As with the other services of apilayer, mailboxlayer is easy to use. Enter a single call with an access code and an e-mail address to get important information about the e-mail address:

& Smtp = 1
& Format = 1

This call presents a wealth of information:

Let's look at some important pieces of information in the response:

  • mx_found – Lots & # 39; parked & # 39; (also unused) domains do not set MX records, the records that provide e-mail routing. If no MX record is found for a domain, it is likely that the email address is not reliable.
  • format_valid – Many text formats have simple regular expressions for validation, but e-mail address validation is crazy – there are hundreds of regular expressions out there and many of them lack edge cases for a valid e-mail address. mail format.
  • disposable – Disposable e-mail addresses are popular for users, but can be harmful to your e-mail lists. Knowing which services are disposable can save you a lot of e-mail collisions and hassle.
  • score – mailboxlayer returns a combined score of the email address, based on a valid format, one-time status, a found MX score and other obvious factors.
  • did_you_mean – This is a useful function – you may be able to detect misspelled domains.

The information returned from the mailbox layer is invaluable.


If you're reluctant to use a third-party service to check e-mail addresses for privacy or other concerns, just swap out the username of the e-mail address:

// email =
var addressSplit = email.split (& # 39; @ & # 39;);
addressSplit [0] = & # 39; MASKED_USER & # 39 ;;
var maskedAddress = addressSplit.join (& # 39; & # 39;);

// Make the request now

By exchanging the handle, you do not immediately reveal the true e-mail address, but you still get information about the domain.

Just like currencylayer and eversign, mailboxlayer is so easy to use. No complicated API calls or parameters – just one simple call to get all the information you need. These guys really hit the target with API design and usability!

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