Test Method

Submit email to threading-pool of FastSender object for receipient's email address validating.

Visual C++: HRESULT Test(IMail* pSmtp, long nKey, BSTR tParam, long* pVal)
Visual Basic: Test(pSmtp As Object, nKey As Long, tParam As String) As Long


IMail instance to send.
Any numeric value associated with current email.
Any string value associated with current email.

Return Value

If this method succeeds, the return value is zero; otherwise, the return value is non-zero.


This method submits an email to threading-pool of FastSender object. FastSender object validates the recipient email address instead of sending email. Once the email address is tested by FastSender, OnSent event will occur.

With this method, your application can test if an email address is valid. Warning: it is not 100% correct.

How does it work? Firstly, FastSender object performs a DNS MX record query. If it queries the recipient's local SMTP server successfully, FastSender object will try to connect to this server. FastSender object then performs "RCPT TO" command to test if this SMTP server accepts this email address. If you specified a SMTP server, then this method tests if the specified SMTP server accepts this email address.

How does FastSender work?

FastSender has an inner threading pool based on MaxThreads count. Firstly, Send or SendByPickup submits email to FastSender mail queue. Secondly threading pool retrieves email from mail queue and send it out. Finally OnSent event informs that the email was sent successfully or unsuccessfully.

No. of worker threads in the threading pool of FastSender is automatically adjusted based on the actual usage. The maximum no. of worker threads is up to the value of MaxThread property specified.


[VB6, VBA - Test Email Address with Multiple Threads]

Option Explicit
Private WithEvents m_oFastSender As EASendMailObjLib.FastSender
Private m_oSmtp As EASendMailObjLib.Mail
Private Sub SendEmail()

  Dim recipientAddr(3) As String
  Dim i As Integer
  If m_oFastSender Is Nothing Or m_oSmtp Is Nothing Then
    Set m_oFastSender = New EASendMailObjLib.FastSender
    Set m_oSmtp = New EASendMailObjLib.Mail
    m_oSmtp.LicenseCode = "TryIt"    
    m_oFastSender.MaxThreads = 10 'set the maximum no. of worker threads
  End If
  m_oSmtp.FromAddr = "test@adminsystem.net"
  recipientAddr(0) = "test@adminsystem.net"
  recipientAddr(1) = "test1@adminsystem.net"
  recipientAddr(2) = "test2@adminsystem.net"
  For i = 0 To 2
    m_oSmtp.AddRecipient recipientAddr(i), recipientAddr(i), 0
    ' because we only test the recipient email address, so we don't need to set subject, body text
    Call m_oFastSender.Test(m_oSmtp, i, "any" )
End Sub
Private Sub m_oFastSender_OnSent(ByVal lRet As Long, _
                                 ByVal ErrDesc As String, _
                                 ByVal nKey As Long, _ 
                                 ByVal tParam As String,  _
                                 ByVal Sender As String, _ 
                                 ByVal Recipients As String)
  If lRet = 0 Then
    MsgBox Recipients & " email address is passed"
    MsgBox Recipients & ": " & ErrDesc
  End If
End Sub

Test Email Address

See Also

Bulk Email Sender Guidelines
Process Bounced Email (Non-Delivery Report) and Email Tracking