colind

Email address validation by external api

Discussion created by colind on Jan 18, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2018 by fmpdude

Hi,

 

We need to pre-validate when entering an email address that mails to that address will be delivered and not returned.

 

To do this requires an external api  like from 'Zero Bounce' or similar services.

https://docs.zerobounce.net/docs/validate-emails

 

Can anyone advise how to integrate the example zero bounce validate email api in an external function to call in FileMaker Pro as an email is entered  in a field ?

 

Or suggest an easier way to validate delivery as the email is entered ?

 

Thanks a lot in advance.

Colin.

 

---------------------------------------------------

 

For info:

To validate email formats we use a email format validation  formula (from 2005 so missing newer top level domains)  : gives a 0 or 1  as result: See attached if you are interested.

Outcomes