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|Robbie and Eric are joined by special guest Gerold Setz, developer of the Block Disposable Email Addresses API. Learn to block DEA subscriptions from your PHP script.|
Originally aired on January 15th, 2013.
Starring: Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd.
Episodes › Season 6 › Episode 278
- Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd present from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario. Gerold Setz, developer of the Block Disposable Email Addresses API, joins us via Skype Video.
- Category5 Technology TV now broadcasts live on YouTube.
- Interview: Gerold Setz speaks with Robbie and Eric about his API which detects whether an email address is a disposable email account.
- A few examples of why it's important users enter legitimate email addresses when subscribing to services or downloading trial versions of software.
- While Disposable Email Addresses do indeed have their place, in some instances, disposable email accounts are a red flag to companies that you could be trying to do something fraudulent.
- The challenge in trying to determine whether an email address is disposable or legitimate.
- The Block Disposable Email Accounts API (BDEA) does all the work with JSON, Serialized PHP or Text responses.
- How the Block Disposable Email Account API accumulates information about new disposable email domains.
- Block Disposable Email Accounts does not see email addresses; you only send the email's domain to the API.
- If a domain has never been tested (your submission is the first time a domain has been seen by the API), the API will respond as if it is ok, avoiding accidental false positives, and will ping the developers to test that domain.
- cat5.tv/badmail will take you directly to the Block Disposable Email Accounts API.
- The pricing model for BDEA is very fair: if you're a normal "small" site (eg., a personal blog or small business web site), the service is free. As you grow (and theoretically are making more money), the fees are priced based on a fair tiered pricing model.
- Blocking disposable email addresses on Wordpress, phpBB and more using pre-built plugins / modules.
- Viewer Question: Is the BDEA API using SPF or DKIM?
- Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom
- Prize Giveaway: Announcing this week's giveaway of a year supply of telephone service with unlimitted long distance to Canada or the USA (from anywhere in the world), from netTALK DUO WiFi.
- Note: Robbie said "$30 / month, around $3 per month" which makes no sense. He meant, just more than $30 per year, roughly $3.35 per month.
- Cast your ballot at cat5.tv/phone.
- A look at CES 2013 with Mark from LEI Electronics Inc.
- The Eco Alkalines booth at CES 2013
- HzO waterproof iPad / iPhone / smartphone skin
- Ink for Dummies recycled ink cartridges for inkjet printers
- AEE MagiCam with drone-style remote control cameras, point and shoot, and more
- ETON, partnered with the American Red Cross
- Avantree smartphone accessories
- A look at the Intel booth at CES 2013
- LG SmartTV with an enormous (~140' wide) 3D TV
- LG OLED TVs and UltraHD TV's in the LG booth at CES 2013
- Smart appliances from LG can be operated with your smartphone
- The Panasonic booth at CES 2013
- The TCL (The Creative Life) booth at CES 2013
- The Samsung booth at CES 2013
- The Intel laptop tree
- Send your postcards to Category5 Technology TV, PO Box 29009, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, L4N 7W7.
- Category5 can be found on mobile devices at m.cat5.tv
- Programming Feature: Using the Block Disposable Email Accounts EasyAPI in your PHP script with JSON.
- Download the completed script sample here: BDEA-master.zip or subscribe to the Git Repository here: github.com/RobbieF/BDEA
- The standard PHP email validation methods may tell you if an email address is malformed or not, but won't tell you if the email address comes from a disposable email address provider.
- Registering your web server for a Block Disposable Email Addresses API key.
- Quickly obtaining the IP address of your web server for API key generation.
- Creating a function to connect your script to the Block Disposable Email Accounts API.
- Using PHP's explode() and array_pop() functions to determine the domain of an email address.
- How to log back in to the BDEA web site to get your API key.
- Processing your API query using PHP, and json_decode().
- Running a quick print_r() test to make sure the API is responding.
- Building your if statements and returning true or false according to the response from the BDEA API.
- Testing our script... success!
Links to Relevant Web Sites:
- Category5 Mobile Site: m.cat5.tv
- Category5 on Tech Podcast Network: cat5.tv/tpn
- Category5 on IAIB: cat5.tv/iaib
- Category5 on Twitter: @category5tv
- Robbie on Twitter: @RobbieFerguson
- Eric on Twitter: @KiddEric
- HD - H.264 High Definition (981.66 MB)
- SD - H.264 Standard Definition (329.01 MB)
- LD - H.264 Low Definition / Mobile (190.37 MB)
- MP3 - Audio Podcast (55.09 MB)
- JPG - Episode Still
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