How to validate email addresses in Ruby

Our free API to validate e-mail addresses is really easy to use in Ruby.

 

Validate e-mail in Ruby with net::http object


require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'

url = URI("https://mailcheck.p.rapidapi.com/?disable_test_connection=true&domain=EMAIL-OR-DOMAIN")

http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(url)
request["x-rapidapi-host"] = 'mailcheck.p.rapidapi.com'
request["x-rapidapi-key"] = 'YOUR-API-KEY'

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body
                

This will return a JSON-array with information about the domain, and if you should block it or not.

 

Validate e-mail in Ruby with Unirest object


response = Unirest.get "https://mailcheck.p.rapidapi.com/?disable_test_connection=true&domain=EMAIL-OR-DOMAIN",
  headers:{
    "X-RapidAPI-Host" => "mailcheck.p.rapidapi.com",
    "X-RapidAPI-Key" => "YOUR-API-KEY"
}
                

 

You can of course just send it as a regular GET-request to that URL also, in your favorite way, as long as you have the API-key in the header.

You will receive a JSON response, telling you if this is a disposable e-mail to block, or if there are other issues with the domain:

 


{
   "valid": true,
   "block": true,
   "disposable": true,
   "domain": "averdov.com",
   "text": "Disposable e-mail",
   "reason": "Heuristics (2a)",
   "mx_host": "mail57.averdov.com",
   "mx_info": "Using MX pointer mail57.averdov.com from DNS with priority: 10",
   "mx_ip": "109.236.80.110"
}
               

This will tell you if you should block the domain averdov.com or not, and the reason to why the API thinks so (disposable e-mail, etc).

To get started for free, and get an API key, click here!