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Better Email Validation


Better Email Validation

Provides better email validations to protect your blog from spam comments and bots creating accounts. It does deep validation to make sure the email account exists on the server. It requires fsockopen to be available and ability to connect to port 25.

More information
– Other WordPress plugins by Vijay Sharma
– Contact Vijay on Twitter: @sharmavijay79


  1. Upload Better Email Validation plugin to your blog.
  2. Activate it.
  3. Ta da! You are done.


Why did you create this plugin?

I hate comment spam because it bloats my database. I found that nearly 50% of these email addresses were invalid. Thus this plugin was born.

I activated the plugin but I still get spam

This plugin is not 100% protection around the spam. It just protects your blogs from bots entering spam email addresses to create accounts and comments.

I installed the plugin but it is not working

This plugin required access to fsockopen and your hosting provider should have port 25 access open to do deep server email checks.

I get a *401 Unauthorized* error when I verify the API key but I\’m very sure that it is correct

You could be using the normal API key, for this plugin you need to enter the Public API Key this is slightly
longer than the normal API key and is found just below it.

Contributors & Developers

“Better Email Validation” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Initial release.