vrfy - verify electronic mail addresses

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name vrfy
Package version 990522
Package release 8
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 70 B
Download size 23.33 KB
Official Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
'vrfy' is a tool to verify e-mail addresses and mailing lists.  In its
simplest form it takes an address "user@domain", figures out the MX hosts
for "domain", and issues the SMTP command VRFY at the primary MX host
(optionally all), or at "domain" itself if no MX hosts exist.  Without
"domain" it goes to "localhost".
More complex capabilities are:
* recursively expanding forward files or mailing lists,
* detecting mail forwarding loops,
* understanding full-blown RFC822 address specifications,
* syntax checking that can be carried out either locally or remotely,
* various options provided to exploit alternative protocol suites
if necessary, and to print many forms of verbose output.
Obvious limitations exist (mostly due to a lousy VRFY command
implementation on some hosts), but otherwise, it works pretty well.


Package Version Architecture Repository
vrfy_990522-8_amd64.deb 990522 amd64 Debian Main
vrfy - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.11


Name Value
netstd << 3.07-3


Type URL
Binary Package vrfy_990522-8_i386.deb
Source Package vrfy

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install vrfy deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install vrfy




2012-03-24 - Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
vrfy (990522-8) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control
- (Build-Depends): Rm dpkg-dev; not needed with debhelper 9.
- (Standards-Version): Update to
* debian/copyright
- Update to format 1.0.
* debian/rules
- Enable all hardening flags.
- Use DEB_*_MAINT_* variables.
2012-02-14 - Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
vrfy (990522-7) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/compat
- Update to 9
* debian/control
- (Build-Depends): update to debhelper 9, dpkg-dev 1.16.1.
- (Standards-Version): update to 3.9.2.
* debian/rules
- Delete unused targets.
- Use hardened CFLAGS.
[tony mancill]
* Add Vcs-* fields to d/control.
2010-03-15 - Jari Aalto <jari.aalto@cante.net>
vrfy (990522-6) unstable; urgency=low
* New mainainer (Closes: #486859).
* debian/control
- (Depends): add ${misc:Depends}.
- (Standards-Version): update to 3.8.4.
* debian/copyright
- Correct to layout format http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep5
* debian/rules
- update to dh(1).
* debian/patches/series
- Completely rearrange patches and split old massive patch
into pieces.
- (Number 20): New. Fix implicit declaration of function _getshort.
2009-11-16 - Ignace Mouzannar <mouzannar@gmail.com>
vrfy (990522-5) unstable; urgency=low
* QA upload.
* Converted to "3.0 (quilt)" format.
* debian/control:
- Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.3.
- Changed Maintainer to Debian QA Group <packages@qa.debian.org>.
- Added versioned dependency on debhelper (>= 7).
- Added Homepage.
- Added dependency on quilt.
* debian/rules:
- Cleaned up unecessary comments.
- Removed "-" before the make clean.
- Changed DESTDIR from debian/tmp to debian/vrfy.
* debian/copyright:
- Updated copyright format.
* debian/source/format:
- New file set to "3.0 (quilt)".
* debian/compat:
- New file set to "7".
* debian/watch:
- New file stating that upstream URL is unavailable.
* debian/patches:
- 00_fix_old_fixes.diff: includes all changes made by original maintainer
outside the debian/ directory.
- 01_dash_in_mail.diff: adds possibility to verify addresses starting
with "-" (e.g. -foo@bar.org). (Closes: #405761)
- 02_manpage_type.diff: corrects a typo error in the manpage.
(Closes: #337201)
2004-08-02 - Mark Suter <suter@zwitterion.humbug.org.au>
vrfy (990522-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Lowered compiler optimization level to fix segfault (Closes: #262573).
2004-05-26 - Mark Suter <suter@zwitterion.humbug.org.au>
vrfy (990522-3) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer (Closes: #249717)
2001-07-30 - Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>
vrfy (990522-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Replaced sys_errlist with strerror (Nick Rusnov, closes: #106920).
1999-09-25 - Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>
vrfy (990522-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Description reformatted by Josip Rodin (fixes #42095).
1998-07-22 - Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>
vrfy (980626-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release.

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