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    Checking Availability of Hotmail accounts

    I had been using https://accountservices.passport.net...2&sl=1&lc=1033 to quickly check availability of addresses without having to fill in their sign-up form, but it is now giving me a 404. Is there any other link to check Hotmail address availability (on their site) other than going through the entire sign-up process and waiting for it to give you an error or not? It doesn't seem to work like Yahoo for me and won't tell me if it's available until I go through the entire form and submit.

    It's a pain in the ass and takes forever for me to do it that way since you have to put in the captcha every time.

    I might be missing something obvious with this, but any help would be great.


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    Hey we're in the same boat! I had a hotmail checker program that used passport.net and they closed it down ~1week ago apparently

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    this is messenger related issue. from micorsoft site.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachafer View Post
    Hey we're in the same boat! I had a hotmail checker program that used passport.net and they closed it down ~1week ago apparently
    I think it was about 2+ weeks ago now. I went to run a few through and noticed the checker wasn't working anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zachafer View Post
    Hey we're in the same boat! I had a hotmail checker program that used passport.net and they closed it down ~1week ago apparently
    Yep, it was about a week ago I noticed the entire passport.net site was giving me a 404.

    I'm hoping the site comes back up or they add a way to check availability through their sign up page.... I find it incredibly annoying that they don't even say if an e-mail is available before you fill out their entire form o.O Even Yahoo does that, lol.

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    @Zachafer
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    Perhaps you could use the part where, when you try to login, it tells you if the account you are trying to log into doesn't exist (and therefore is unregistered )?
    Haven't tried it enough to see if you get IP banned after x tries though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Perhaps you could use the part where, when you try to login, it tells you if the account you are trying to log into doesn't exist (and therefore is unregistered )?
    Haven't tried it enough to see if you get IP banned after x tries though
    Oh, does that tell you the specific reason? I hadn't tried it because most places say "the password is incorrect OR the login is wrong" rather than telling you a specific reason. I will try it out though, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    @Zachafer
    @kalahira
    Perhaps you could use the part where, when you try to login, it tells you if the account you are trying to log into doesn't exist (and therefore is unregistered )?
    Haven't tried it enough to see if you get IP banned after x tries though
    At one point you'll have to enter a captcha to check, like 5 tries or something.

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    I don't know if this is exactly what you want, but I tried them and they seem to work for me at least:
    http://www.verifyemailaddress.org/
    http://verify-email.org/
    http://tools.email-checker.com/
    http://www.ip-tracker.org/checker/email-lookup.php

    I hope this helped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whispers View Post
    I don't know if this is exactly what you want, but I tried them and they seem to work for me at least:
    http://www.verifyemailaddress.org/
    http://verify-email.org/
    http://tools.email-checker.com/
    http://www.ip-tracker.org/checker/email-lookup.php

    I hope this helped
    These use DNS and SMTP methods to check if the email exists. My program, passport.net, and Microsoft websites check the actual database to see if a username exists. Some email providers will always return a DNS/SMTP "OK" message for any email, kind of like a catch-all, available or not. That would render these sites useless for our purposes.

    However I believe with the Microsoft emails (msn.com, hotmail.com, live.com, outlook.com, etc), these methods should suffice.

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