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Dr Email Address Verifier 4.2 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Dr Email Address Verifier 4.2

Dr Email Verifier can check and verify the validity of all your email addresses in a few simple steps.
User rating: 174 42 comments

Dr Email Address Verifier 4.2 was available as a giveaway on February 1, 2014!

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A duplicate file management tool that can help you find and delete duplicate.

Dr Email Verifier is a simple email checker that is specially designed for you to check and verify the validity of all your email addresses in a few simple steps: pasting your email address on the blank, clicking "Check Now" button and reading the checking result. With Dr Email Verifier, you always can quickly know whether your specified email addresses are valid or not and efficiently keep your emailing list clean all the time.

Key features:

  • An Easy-to-use Email Checker ;
  • Quickly and Efficiently Check Validity and Existence of Your Emails ;
  • Considerately Show You Detailed Information of Your Emails ;
  • Automatically Filter Some Unsupported Email Servers;
  • .csv, .xls, .xlsx Email List Supported.

System Requirements:

Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000 (x32/x64); Hard Disk: 100 MB hard drive space min; CPU: at least with X86 or compatible CPU with main frequency 500 MHz; RAM: 512MB system memory min





File Size:

10.3 MB



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I checked about 8 addresses on several different domains, most of which I knew were valid. None of them passed verification. Uninstalled. A common error was the following:

Error Occurred: An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:25

Reply   |   Comment by Charles Kalb  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

My file had 42 email addresses and returned 14 errors. None of the errors referred to an email address. When the program comes up with erroneous errors, it because it looks at the subject line and text in the body of the email instead of the email address. The file was a simple txt file with tab delimiters, no spaces. Could be poor program testing on the part of the company.

Reply   |   Comment by dojistar  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

This GOTD giveaway software has 3 major problems/dangers:

• Do most users need it in the first place?

• It is not fool proof as proved by many users who tested it and reported the failures (for example reporting a proper email as not valid) here in the GOTD forum. If it is prone to failure (say more than 50% of the time) then effectively this software is useless because it is not reliable.

• In order to "verify" the email addresses, it sends the data somewhere on the Internet. Of course all this email data is captured and recorded by the central referencing mainframe for future use. Software developer can explain that this is so that a global email data can be achieved for more accurate and complete reference. You would never be sure whether your email contacts are sold to advertisers, scammers, fraudsters spammmers, credit card companies, etc.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

1) Win XP SP 3 , wont install , what a shame.

Create process failed , code 1260 and the instruction 0x02e08b9e referenced memory at 0x0070007f . The memory could not be read.

2) What is everybody told... don,t open up emails and attachments from people you don,t know. But people still do. If your mates computer is compromised and their address book is used to send out emails , it is very easy to think they did send you something.

Virus,s nearly always use fake return address,s. So I can see the use for software like this , to check for likely virus,s in emails; if it works? Shame I am not able to test it!

Reply   |   Comment by Peter B  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

How many folks here that said it's not a useful program because they get notified if an email is bad actually read comments before they posted? Please read Karl's post (#4). He hits the nail on the head (thanks Karl!). Of course, I'm sure my post will go unread before most others post, too. :\ I always read thru as many posts as I need to at least determine what the software does and 5th post is, by no means, too much to read aforehand.

What I would love to see on future downloads is a description that actually explains just what the software is for. This program is a perfect example of a vague description that really isn't what the software is really for. Could be because (in this case, any way) sending spam is not something most people like getting so why publicize a way around it? I dunno, but if not for Karl ... I know I'd have been left scratching my head.

Reply   |   Comment by jbdean  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Apparently it was a short lived outage at their site as it is up again now. Happy to say at least Virustotal does not find any problem with the file.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I think my paranoid hubby could be right… “there exists the possibility of this being used for email harvesting.”
Anyone who gives their personal or business mailing lists to any 3rd party (even the social networking sites that claim to keep contacts “handy” but in a “secure” environment) and suddenly, either because it’s not so secure or you accidentally failed to disable or enable the right privacy settings, the list is out in the wild and your friends and colleagues get spammed because a harvester sold or passed the list around.
The Internet Wayback Machine had never crawled their website so how old is it? WhoIs says it was only created about 4 months ago and all company info is shielded.
Microsoft buys Skype, Google’s commingling personal data from their many acquisitions, and Yahoo asks for your mobile number “for convenience” and people wonder why they’re getting fresh spam.
Not for us, thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by GreeneyedNewbie  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thank you GOTD for this giveaway, but after reading the comments, still I am not convince to use this piece of software.
The church email test made by the community member 'shegeek72' is a proof that this software has no access to "niche"(this niche is actually so large in numbers that I do not think it is a proper word to be used) emails regarding common and daily/weekly/monthly human activity. It makes no difference between fake emails and unknown emails to their database ...

... because they did not collected those emails before ...

This is a proof that this is actually a software used FIRST and has the first intention for => EMAIL COLLECTION ... and then, they will do what they want with it, maybe share it with their customers that bought this piece of software.

This is not something that we can trust. To their 'full-bulk-database' so many could have access without this software, like marketing (spam) companies, NSA, groups for spreading malware etc.

I hope they are legitimate in good intentions, but ... hope is not a proof, software behavior is ... no difference between a real and a fake email is email collecting.

Reply   |   Comment by idluckyone  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

If someone were running a spam sending service, they could write exactly this program and then sit back and let it send every e-mail address verified to them. That way they could gather many new e-mail addresses to send spam to. Interesting that comment #20 above says some anti-spam services consider the provider of this program as a spam sender.

I will pass on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

This is a a decent piece of software, but not for $50 more like $10 is a decent price.

Reply   |   Comment by Steven  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

@ MarinW,
Actually, that is not how most email addresses are hijacked.

This sftw has potential, but there is other software that deals with email, spam and related problems. There's also email certificates (similar to SSL) that can be employed, depending your level of sophistication and paranoia.

The perfect computer would have XPSP3, virtual Dragon and no other software installed while still having the unlimited ability to do anything. It almost exists, except there is no real privacy because the software vendors of the required software are in bed with governments. Such a secure PC can never exist with the software companies out there now. Don't trust any vendor that works with the US federal government. The evil empire is not a Star Wars plot.

If coders want to sell big, write software that thwarts government spying, in particular NSA and USA fed.gov spying, and/or supplants MSFT's bloated insure OSs. That quality of software has world wide appeal and sells itself.

While no winOS is worth more than $19USD, I'd pay $400 for an OS that kept my online PC truly secure. Anyone relying on MSFT for anything other than insecure OSs, has a flawed plan in place. Anyone who says winANYTHING is secure is lying to your face.

Finally, there are user methodologies, including never opening mail from senders that you don't recognize, that is much more efficient and effective than adding bloatware (not that this is offering is that) to your PC. (You are correct, I am not sharing them here.) However, realize that if your recognized sender has a compromised computer, so do you. Such is the current state of the crappy code out there. The fruit machines are not immune. Everything mobile is not secure.

This offering is not for businesses only. Think!

©2014 All rights reserved. Some of the suggestions herein may be illegal if employed by citizens of the United Socialist States of America; so, know the law before you code.

Reply   |   Comment by DoktorThomas™  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

I host a number of email lists, and this program would be mostly useless. If I host a list, then I have a disposable email addy that I use for the list, and I don't mind what comes in on it because that's what it's there for.

But the spammers that spam my list come in on legit email addresses from services like Google and Yahoo, knowing that the address they are using is only going to be good for a few hours, or days at most. When I get a spam message, I forward to spamcop, and to the service that is hosting them and the webpage referenced in the spam. Average is one to two days for them to be shut down.

I know you wrote a neat little program, and it does what it's intended to do, but is it something that is actually needed?

Reply   |   Comment by Matthew  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I gave it a good try. Using a small list of emails that I send monthly, [192], - I converted to a csv file and inserted in the program.
Result 45% checking failed, 23% Bad, 31% OK - Since I had finished a mailing two days ago with no rejections - This is not a satisfactory result.
Thanks to "Giveaway of the day" for trying. We appreciate the effort but this one is a "no go".

Reply   |   Comment by knudon  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

free alternative which I have found useful.
AnalogX ListMaster Pro!

Reply   |   Comment by Nick M  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I ran a trace from my computer to the path this verification took and it sent the e-mail in question to the developer site first.
And that is how people IDs are stolen, by allowing a stranger to communicate in the background with your computer without you ever knowing.

Reply   |   Comment by MarinW  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

If it were able to backtrack spam before you downloaded from your mail-server, it might have some use, but your safe senders list will do the same thing. Sure3 it's a minor annoyance to have to add a new contact to the safe senders list, but far less an annoyance than dealing with 25-30 spam emails from the same domain every day.

Reply   |   Comment by John K  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Just as an addition, does this tell you if the e-mail address is a "hard bounce" (no longer valid address) or "soft bounce" (mailbox full).

I do actually have a large mailing list of some 500 plus address and use a mailing list provider (YMLP) and that monitors all addresses for me and lets me know if the address is no longer valid (hard bounce) or in some cases, the address might still be valid, but the e-mail bounces back because the mailbox is over quota. (soft bounce). I can then either remove the address or re-send at a later time as required.

With that already in place there really is no use for this program.

By the way, YMLP (Your Mailing List Provider) or ymlp.com is a free service that lets you send up to 1000 e-mails per month completely free and more for a small subscription fee. As I send a monthly newsletter, it is more than ideal for my 500 plus subscribers.

Reply   |   Comment by EvereadyEddie  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

May be useful for those with mailing lists, but for the average user I have to agree with most others, it really is something that most people should neither require nor need. Emails to dud address "bounce back" anyway so it is easy to see them quite quickly without installing and running another needless program.

Even as a give away, I can't see any reason to install just to say I have tried something I do not need.

$49.00....well that is probably about $48.01 more than a realistic price if you have to put a price on it at all.

No, sorry but this is a no go for me.

Reply   |   Comment by EvereadyEddie  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

$49.00....I cant believe it. I can find NO use for this software that isnt free via another source.
We get to view some interested programs but this one is something else!!I imagine your next effort will be a program to "check spelling"

Reply   |   Comment by Gene Diamond  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

many ISP's now register their residential dynamic IP ranges with spamhaus policy list as not legit SMTP sending originator IP numbers.

If your IP or IP range are so registered then you will get results like #4, Karl.

If you run a legit email server so you have ensured your static IP is not registered in any anti-spam database, then you should be ok.

Some email servers count the number of speculative recipient tries per connection and beyond a preset threshold will flag the sender as potential email account harvester bot.

It will only work on servers configured to imediatly reject unknown local recipients, it wont normally work on servers that accept all email during the SMTP session and then later bounce invalid recipients (produce backscatter).

SamSpade has a similar feature for individual email address verification, but it won't do lists of addresses.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Some commenters are missing the point - this type of software is only useful if you maintain a large mailing list which lots of private individuals do for clubs and societies etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Clive  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Call me paranoid (oddly enough there is a funny story involving my friends and some tin foil hats I could tell you), but before I start using software that rummages through my email contact information and sends it heaven only knows where (can you spell N-S-A?), I want to know a lot more about the product, the company, and exactly what is being sent, to whom, and how it was being used.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian S. Wilson  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Dr Email's own servers which send out the checking queries appear to be regarded as a source of spam and are therefore rejected by the hosts of some perfectly valid addresses. - Useful if you want to know if possible direct emails will be rejected as spam, but not very helpful if you simply want to check if a valid email address exists!

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Uhhh... there is a FREE version of this software available for download on the publishers web site at
The only difference being home use only and only import 20 addresses at a time ($49 = import 300 addresses)

Reply   |   Comment by Par Anoid  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

For me, we must ask ourselves:

- how the software test our e-mail adresses.
- what use can it be done of our e-mail adresses.
- Is Email2Verify.com is a company sufficiently safe for us that we should give it our precious e-mail adresses.

Reply   |   Comment by detenova  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

49 dollars for this program!? This so over priced.

Reply   |   Comment by Someone  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I tried this software on a range of email addresses including ones that haven't been used for years and ones that I use regularly including my own. They all failed the test. What hopeless, pointless software. It is also clumsy to use and has an ugly interface. Sadly, I have nothing positive to say about it and I dumped it.

Reply   |   Comment by John Saunders  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

There WILL be a game giveaway tomorrow, Sunday 2nd February.

It's a game that's never been given away on the gamegiveaway project before.


Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)

Installing on Window 7 x64 machine was no problem. I imported 20 email addresses and verify them. The result was 1 'server not found' and 19 'checking failed'. I made sure that my firewall was not in the way. And checked the email addresses again. And the same result. Couldn't find more information why the program couldn't check the email addresses. I gave up and uninstall the program. It is sad, because i could really use a program like this.

Reply   |   Comment by Hans  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I can´t Check Validity and Existence of my Emails , because of Windows 8.1 security center?

It says it is a potential harmful software.

How to overcome this problem?




Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni (directly from HELL with a damn slow  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)

Unfortunately, although this is a program that would have been useful to me for my web site work, it refused to install on Windows 7 Pro, as it was against Group Policy??

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Installed and registered on a Win 7 32x box. As a test I inputted one of my email addresses and it checked out ok. Then I found a Nigerian scam email in my spam folder and found two email addresses in the header, one of them in the body that I was directed to respond to. First, I inputted the email address from which the spam email originated (an AOL account) and got this result:

Dr Email Verifier
Check Detail for 'charitasavon@aol.com':

Result: Checking Failed

Description: An Error Occurred During Checking

Suggestion: Recheck


Server Answer:

Next I inputted the email address I was supposed to reply to: arthuryuenn@gmail.com

Again, I got the same response.

So, I found another spam email with the subject: "Breakthrough in Anti-aging Revealed by Dr. Oz" sent from info@freetravelship.com which I inputted into Dr. Email Verifier. Same response. I did a whois on the domain freetravelship.com and it's a valid domain, though there was no contact info (private).

Then checked an email I knew was valid (from a local church) and got the same: "An Error Occurred During Checking."

I haven't done any investigation to see how the software works (I assume it checks some type of database?). However, in this short test the software didn't pass with flying colors.

Reply   |   Comment by shegeek72  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Software, is a waste man.

Try checking any Microsoft emails and it sees you as a spammer.

Yahoo is fine other than that, waste of time and money.

Reply   |   Comment by major woody  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I thought this program was what I wanted. I have a large database of members' email addresses for the charity I chair and thought this would be an easy way to weed out old and unused emails from the list.
Although the file is password protected (in accordance with data protection act), it seemed to access it (scary thought) but because it was an unrecognised format (using linefeeds instead of commas) it produced gobbledegook.
Moreover, on inputting a test email address as a single entity (myown@myown.url) it told me the address was bad. So I guess it only really works on well known, established email addresses and probably not on the .nhs.uk ones many of my members use.
I'm glad I didn't waste $49 on it.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

I decided to give this a quick test. Until a couple of months ago O2, the mobile phone network, provided free email addresses to all their customers. The service has been withdrawn, and my old @O2.co.uk address no longer works. Dr Email Verifier tells me the address is fine. I tried a made up O2 address 'binky.bonk@O2.co.uk', which I was told didn't exist.

I tried some more addresses, some genuine and some made-up and got the results I expected, so the program does what it's supposed to. If you're running an organization with an email mailing list it would come in handy.

What has me slightly worried is the unintended side-effect. I assumed that any emails being sent to my closed O2 account would be getting bounced back to the sender. It looks as if they're arriving on O2's servers and not being bounced back, otherwise Dr Email Verifier would have given me an error message. It's not that worrying as this was the address I used for registering for serial numbers etc, to prevent spam in my main mailbox. Anybody reading the emails in my O2 account would be very bored.

So, as well as it's intended use, if you're even slightly paranoid you can use this to check if "closed" email accounts are really closed or are your emails sitting on someone's server.

Reply   |   Comment by Ghenghis McCann  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

$49, eh? Huh.

Whenever I discover my email addresses are bad, I receive a mailer-daemon from my SMTP email server and it's FREE.

Regardless of today's GOTD, it seems silly to spend $49 when mailer-daemons produce the same result and they are FREE.


Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

Installed more out of curiosity than anything, no problems during this or in registering, opened to an almost childlike GUI, probably designed for windows 8 users.
Tested on a known discontinued e-mail address, it reported as such and then on one I was unsure of an reported that as valid.
So it does what it's supposed to do, but I should hope so that such an exorbitant price, a price I might add that is limited in the number that can be checked in batch mode.

It worked, its free today, and quite frankly I think the price is utterly ludicrous.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

Call me arrogant, but why go through the hassle with an extra program if that functionality is already a standard in all Web and Client programs?
Perhaps I'm missing the point here, but in the worst case Browser Email like Hotmail etc, actually do tell you to check the Email Address again if there is a typo and same with Email Clients like Thunderbird etc.

I have no need for this. Thank You.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit system.

I don't have any real use, but I was interested in security reasons. What does this software and to whom is sending the data?

In a stylish interface you can type a single eMail address or a longer batch. In my case I used a real existing eMail address of a company.

Dr. Email Address verifier invokes the MS C:\Windows\System32\nslookup.exe task to find out the ip address via DNS. That's okay and no security risk. Than the task C:\Users\xxxxxx\AppData\Roaming\Dr Email Verifier\Dr Email Verifier.exe tries to cantact directly the ip adress via smpt (1xx.xx.xxx.xx:25). The program does not try to contact other addresses and it should NOT! From the point of security : ok. But...

I received the answer :

Dr Email Verifier
Check Detail for 'nameX@companyY.com':

Result: BAD

Description: Indeed Nonexistent/Disabled/Unavailable/Discontinued

Suggestion: Discard


Server Answer: 220 xxx.companyY.com ESMTP

DrEV Said : Hello.

Server Answer: 250 xxx.companyY.com

DrEV Said : Sender.

Server Answer: 250 2.1.0 Ok

DrEV Said : Receiver.

Server Answer: 554 5.7.1 Service unavailable; Client host [xx.xxx.xx.xx] blocked using zen.dnsbl; http://www.spamhaus.org/query/bl?ip=xx.xxx.xx.xxx

DrEV Said : Bye.


In this case this existing and working good eMail address is "bad", because of a spam blocker. And this is the real use of such an eMail address verifier. To which address I can send my SPAM...

No need for me, but a safe and working application, uninstalled via reboot

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+103)

"How to overcome this problem?"

Take Microsoft's advice and don't run it, this isn't a program for 99% of people.

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

I can´t Check Validity and Existence of my Emails , because of Windows 8.1 security center?

It says it is a potential harmful software.

How to overcome this problem?

Reply   |   Comment by P.W.H  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Not something the average user will need. Perhaps for businesses? All my contacts write back, and yahoo automatically tells me if their address is incorrect.

Reply   |   Comment by Mikeylikesu  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
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