Check email adress for existence

The /checkMailForExistence endpoint checks if an applicant with the given email address already exists in the database. The email is not validated before lookup, the API endpoint would also look up for strings like ‘abc123’ or ‘foo@bar’.

Request with tokens

By sending the following GET-request, check an email adress:

with TOKEN either being a client access token or a user access token. It is used to determine the validity of this request. The query parameter {email} is the address that will be checked for existence.

Request with basic authorization

As an alternative, you can use here the basic authorization method. Just write

{clientId} is the ID for your application to develop given to you by softgarden. The colon seen in the example is obligatory.

Path parameters

– none –

Query parameters

Name Description Data Type
email The email address to be checked. String

Response values

Upon Returned value Description
success true If there is a user with that email address in the database.
failure false If there is no user with that email address in the database.
failure 500 – INTERNAL SERVER ERROR When an error appears while processing your request.
authorization error 401 / 403 See here for details.


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