Frequently Asked Questions
Can VerifyEmailAddress.com verify all email addresses?
We can most, but some mail systems - for example Yahoo Mail - will always report a valid email address. Please use your own discretionary judgement when attempting validation from this provider.
How is a email addresses verified?
We check every email at 2 specific levels:
- Syntax - Meaning, is the address in the right format.
- MX - Meaning, if a mail server exist for a domain.
Why are my search results pulled from a server?
Our service only verifies whether an email address exists or not, and thus requires a mail server to do it.
Do you share the emails I check or use them in any other way?
Absolutely not. No one other than you has access to your data that you submit to us other than us for cleaning in bulk.
Does your service detect spam trap emails?
We don't tag spam trap emails as they are a constantly moving target. Any spam trap database is instantly out of date the moment it's published as new spam trap emails are probably created every second of every day. We looked at providing this feature but felt that we couldn't do it accurately enough to back it up with a “stated accuracy” figure as we do with overall accuracy. Interestingly, we've never had a complaint (in the years of running our other checking services) about inaccuracy from detecting spam trap emails. In our product design, we focused more on core accuracy (which we beat software based checkers on by a substantial margin because of this).
How often should I check my email addresses?
For large lists 10,000 or higher, we suggest checking every 2 weeks. Smaller lists can be checked monthly Email addresses are always changing. People change email addresses as they (for example):
- Move Internet providers
- Move to a new employer
- Change name (e.g. after getting married)
If your business relies on email lists for its marketing, it's important that you keep the lists current and “clean” to maximize your target potential and reduce the overheads associated with managing too many “bounced” emails. This is why we recommend frequent checking.
How fast is your bulk email verifier service?
Very. For the technically minded, we run multi-threaded software services on our servers to ensure we can check more than a thousand emails per minute.
Will my personal information that I search with be added to your database?
No, we retain no information at all or any email address submitted to our servers.