On Mar 7, 2006, at 2:23 PM, John N. Alegre wrote:

> Is there any Ruby package that will check a input email for  
> validity?  I
> want to take a submitted email address from a form and at least  
> make the
> domain is real.  I would not be so much concerned in validating the  
> actual
> user in that domain but it would be nice.
>
> I have seen some system calls to route that can do this but I was  
> looking
> for something more Ruby 'ish.
>
> john
>
>

Yech. What if your DNS happens to be down when you "validate" the  
email? Validating emails is *evil* in my opinion. If you want to  
protect against typos, make them type it twice.