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Re: Net::SMTP and resolving an alias

by neilwatson (Priest)
on Aug 04, 2016 at 15:27 UTC ( #1169128=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Net::SMTP and resolving an alias

Outlook simply looks up previously entered email addresses, and it can pick the wrong on. It has no knowledge of what an email, smtp, server may know.

No, I don't think you can make Perl query the smtp server for email addresses; that would be a security risk.

Neil Watson

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Re^2: Net::SMTP and resolving an alias
by jesuashok (Curate) on Aug 05, 2016 at 05:58 UTC
    neilwatson - My understanding is that outlook will also do a search on the email server (whichever configured at the setup) when you put a partial name of the person and press CTRL+K.

    If you type Anthony and press CTRL+K, it will use all email addresses containing the name Anthony along with the previously used ones.

    The one you are referring is called Outlook Caching and as long as you have that enabled in your preferences, then the previously used emails are cached. The moment you compose a new email and start typing the name, it will appear automatically for you to select. I just wanted to share this piece of information.

    NOTE: This is very much applicable in a lot of corporate companies where they have dedicated email server which contains all their employee emails. Not applicable to Yahoo, Gmail,etc

      What you describe is not SMTP. Exchange has an SMTP service, but Exchange is so much more. Any queries to Exchange for addresses would be a different protocol.

      Neil Watson

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