I am the owner of an E-mail Marketing firm.
Due to our constant efforts to increase security and minimize spam we are seeking to create a program that will enable us to accomplish both of these aspects to our business.
Our business consists of E-mail blasts for company's looking to grow and get their names branded and recognized.
Businesses such as these pay for these services by each e-mail we send. Thus it is pivotal that each e-mail we send to is a real and active e-mail address.
What we began to do is check the e-mail addresses we receive by searching it on Facebook. If that e-mail address exists on Facebook, Facebook will tell you the member and give you an option to send a friend request. If that e-mail address is occupied with an account on Facebook it gives us full confidence that this e-maill address is a legit one and we put a "yes" next to the e-mail in our spreadsheet. We call these e-mail addresses "Power E-mails".
We have MILLIONS of e-mail addresses in our system which causes us a problem with this manual "Facebook search" method. Checking so many e-mail addresses is time consuming, VERY time consuming.
We are looking to create a program where we can import a list/file of e-mail addresses and then give the command to go search each of those e-mails on Facebook to see if they exist on Facebook. It will then return results and separate the "Facebook Power E-mails" from the others who were not found on Facebook.