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Explore ways to soft-validate email address domain
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Description

Users sometimes seem to mistype their mail address.
We get notified about that by errbit when the domain part is not resolvable, e.g.:

Expected response code "250/251/252" but got code "556"
Recipient address rejected: Domain googlemial.com does not accept mail (nullMX)".

  • Investigate on how to suggest the user the proper spelling of common mail provider names.

alternatives:

  • add "confirm email address" field that compares both fields and hints the user about input errors

Event Timeline

CorinnaHillebrand_WMDE renamed this task from Explore ways to soft-validate email address to Explore ways to soft-validate mail address.Nov 25 2021, 10:25 AM
CorinnaHillebrand_WMDE renamed this task from Explore ways to soft-validate mail address to Explore ways to soft-validate postal address.
CorinnaHillebrand_WMDE renamed this task from Explore ways to soft-validate postal address to Explore ways to soft-validate email address.
CorinnaHillebrand_WMDE renamed this task from Explore ways to soft-validate email address to Explore ways to soft-validate email address domain.
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top 100 email providers (domain names) in 2016 (source: https://email-verify.my-addr.com/list-of-most-popular-email-domains.php)

list with missspellings that we got in errbit:

t-omline.de
g-mail.com
srcor.de
aecor.de
t-omline.de
vodavone.de
jahoo.de
T-online.se
t-omline.de
gmal.com
t-t-online.de
yahhoo.de
verbreyt.be
goolemail.com
goglemail.com
googlemial.com
gmail.org
googlmail.com
yhoo.de
icloud.de
googlemail.co
gmaill.com
gm.net
t-oneline.de
googlemail.cm
t-online.ee
yahool.de