How to Validate an Email Address

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  • Email the Address
  • Lookup IP Address
  • Password Recovery
  • Google the address
  • Email Checker

1. Email the Address

The simplest way to test an email address is to send it an email. “Hi, I’m just checking if this email address is valid.” Please reply if you are reading this.

If you send this email to a false email address, it will bounce back.

2. Lookup IP Address

Don’t worry: an IP address lookup is considerably simpler than it appears. An IP address lookup is used to locate an IP address. Each email message contains the server’s IP address. Normally, this IP address is concealed, but if you select to inspect the message source, it will be right there, under “received from.”

Simply copy the IP address and paste it into an online IP address lookup tool like What Is My IP Address. In a few seconds, you’ll notice the IP address’s ISP, organization, and location. If the IP address is from a nation you don’t recognize, be skeptical.

3. Password Recovery

Have you ever tried to recover an old email address only to be told that it couldn’t be found? Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft all utilize a simple email address checker to tell users who forget their password that they also forgot their email address.

You can use this email address checker to verify emails from @gmail.com, @yahoo.com, and @outlook.com. Go to the recovery page and input the email address you want to verify:

  • https://www.google.com/accounts/recovery
  • https://account.live.com/password/reset
  • https://edit.yahoo.com/forgot

4. Google the address

This approach cannot tell if an email address is legitimate or not. It works because most people nowadays have an online presence—some own websites, some are on social media. Google and Bing continuously explore the internet, indexing everything they find. That’s why authentic email addresses can be found with a simple search, while phony email addresses can’t.

Some people do their best to keep their email addresses private, but that’s where the previous four methods come in.

5. Email Checker

Fake email messages are a significant concern nowadays, hence numerous email checkers, also known as email verifiers, exist to confirm email addresses with a few clicks. There are so many free email checkers available that you will never have to pay to use one. While each tool is unique, they are all simple to use and require no registration.