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Lavarel Kickbox Validator

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A kickbox.io email lookup validator for form requests in laravel. This custom validator for Laravel uses the kickbox.io API to validate that an email actual exists. Not just if it has a specific format or not, but if the email is a real email registered email.

For a working example check out Laravel Validator Example project.

Also see: Laravel Twilio Validator for phone number validation.

Step 1

Install via composer:

composer require stuyam/laravel-kickbox-validator

Step 2

Add to your config/app.php service provider list:

StuYam\KickboxValidator\KickboxValidatorServiceProvider::class

Step 3

Add Kickbox credentials to your .env file:

KICKBOX_API_KEY=xxxxxxxxxx

Step 4 (optional)

Publish the kickbox config with php artisan vendor:publish --tag=kickbox

Usage

Add the string 'kickbox' to a form request rules or validator like so:

<?php

namespace App\Http\Requests;

use App\Http\Requests\Request;

class EmailFormRequest extends Request
{
    /**
     * Determine if the user is authorized to make this request.
     *
     * @return bool
     */
    public function authorize()
    {
        return true;
    }

    /**
     * Get the validation rules that apply to the request.
     *
     * @return array
     */
    public function rules()
    {
        return [
            'email' => 'required|kickbox'
        ];
    }
}