Email Address Test

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Mr. PC, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Mr. PC

    Mr. PC Guest

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    Feb 20, 2006
    I need to somehow trace, route, Ping, bounce, or test an e-mail address from a useless relative. Its a yahoo address. Is there a way that I can tell when they have read an e-mail I sent? Is there a way to test if the e-mail address is valid and or active?
  2. Blitzer

    Blitzer Cool Cat

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    Jan 15, 2004
    The communist's play ground of OHIO
    Try sending them email from Outlook or Thunderbird with a return receipt requested. If they delete without viewing, just previewing it without opening, or look at it you will get a feedback message.

    If the account is truly dead you will get a message from the server indicating there is an issue. If it is inactive Yahoo can leave it open for years. :sad:

    Otherwise there isn't much you can do short of sending them a fake message about wining lots of money and see if they wake up to bug you. :supergrin: