How to eliminate invalid e-mail address from address book

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by pinter, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. pinter

    pinter Guest

    Anyone please help,

    I am trying to send out an e-mail to a list of 4000 contacts. Each time
    I try to send it, I get a mesage:

    "The message could not be sent. The authentication setting might not be
    correct for your outgoing e-mail [SMTP] server. For help solving this
    problem, go to Help, search for "Troubleshoot Windows Mail", and read
    the "I'm having problems sending e-mail" section. If you need help
    determining the proper server settings, please contact your e-mail
    service provider.
    The rejected e-mail address was '''' ().
    Subject 'Something', Account: '', Server:
    '', Protocol: SMTP, Server Response: '550 [PERMFAIL]
    destination not valid within DNS', Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Server
    Error: 550, Error Number: 0x800CCC79"

    I have tried deleting the rejected e-mail address and trying to
    re-send, but every time it comes up with a new rejected address. Is
    there a way to get rid of all of the invalid addresses at the same time
    instead of individually deleting each one. Going through a list of 4000
    is taking me a long long time.

    If anyone knows how to clean my address book of invalid addresses,
    please respond.

    Thank you,

    - A
    pinter, Jun 26, 2008
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  2. First of all, I doubt that your ISP would let you send to that
    many recipients all at once. Most have a limit in the 50-100
    range. So, call your ISP to find out what their limit is, then
    divide your contacts up into chunks that size.

    There is no way I know of to find all the bad addresses in one pass.
    Gary VanderMolen, Jun 26, 2008
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