Email Verification Blog & How To Guides to Verify Email Addresses
Email Verification: spam stories, part 1
In spite of all the effort e-mail providers put in worldwide, every user receives a tremendous amount of unwanted and malicious mail to any e-mail account. It is indeed annoying, but let's look on the bright side: we can use these examples to demonstrate how useful the APIs by WhoisXML API can be in the battle against unwanted spam e-mails. In today's example we'll be using the e-mail verification API, the domain reputation API and the WHOIS API to analyze a spam email message which was not caught by a well-configured open-source spam filtering system.Continue reading
Email Verification Reduces Phishing
In the mid-90’s, when Tim Berners-Lee created the foundational elements of what would later become the World Wide Web, business and society entered the digital age. One of the many innovations that accompanied this technological transformation was email, which rapidly grew into the primary business communication medium.
Since then, the infiltration of social media and instant messaging apps have been chipping away at the dominance of email, but it still remains a critical component of modern IT architectures. However, due to its ubiquity, email is a common threat vector utilized by cybercriminals for nefarious purposes.
Whois XML API provides infosec professionals with tools to reduce the risk of hackers using email to infect devices and steal user credentials.Continue reading
4 Reasons for Using E-mail Address Verification to Clean Up your List
Email marketing is one of the most effective forms of online marketing. Even with the growing popularity of social media marketing, many still use their emails for professional purposes. Furthermore, most people prefer to be contacted via email since it is seen as a less-intrusive form of communication. This is especially true when receiving emails from non-personal contacts. Maintaining an email list can be complicated when senders decide to use fake or corrupted emails. Using email verification is a great way to clean up your email list and ensure that the users are real. Here are a few reasons for using email address verification in order to clean your list.Continue reading
How an Email Verification Service can Reduce your Bounce Rates
Most online marketers have to contend with bounced email ads from time to time. Internet servers return these messages as undeliverable for a variety of reasons. Bounce rates vary with the industry; they generally range from 0.2 to 2.3 percent, according to Smart Insights. However, specific lists may have even higher rates. Frequent bounces don't only reduce the effectiveness of your campaigns; they might eventually prevent messages from reaching legitimate, active accounts.Continue reading
A Helpful Guide to the Most Important Email Verification Terms
Email Verification Terms (EVTs) are used to describe the sending and receiving of emails, as well as everything else that happens in this process.
This verification is very important for businesses to conduct their affairs smoothly and maintain a positive reputation. In many instances, communication by email is the only means of contact with customers, clients, and potential business partners.Continue reading
X Ways to Improve your Marketing Campaigns with Email Validation
Are you looking to supercharge your email marketing? Would you like better targeted, more effective engagement, with increased ROI? Email validation is not only the easiest and most practical way to improve marketing campaigns in the digital space; it also provides dividends throughout the cross-channel marketing spectrum: from first consumer contact to sales and to retention data analysis.Continue reading
Top 3 Ways to Bring in More Sales By Using Email Validation
There's a fine line between consumer data accuracy and easy user experience (UX). For marketing purposes, you want to harvest accurate consumer data and, luckily, there are many web applications available to help you do just that. However, some of them are obtrusive, stopping the customer in their tracks and frustrating them in their quest to validate information. There are also others that send confirmation messages in an effort to increase data accuracy without interference but often with poor results. That leaves many businesses with outdated sign-up forms to reach out to consumers, which is a shame because they could be doing much better.Continue reading
5 Things You Should NEVER Do When Sending Emails for Optimal Delivery
In the course of expanding your business and trying to communicate with your target audience, you’ll probably send out several email messages. In addition to paying close attention to how you craft your messages, you may also want to know the best practices for better ensuring that your recipient actually receives and opens your message. To that end, here are five things you should refrain from doing when shipping out emails from one inbox to another.Continue reading
What You Need To Know About the GDPR and Email List Marketing
In the modern marketplace, business leaders must work hard to reach new customers and stay in touch with existing ones. Creating e-mail lists and verifying them is often a cost-effective and reliable way to boost marketing efforts. Of course, when executing a marketing program, no business owner wants to run afoul of the law. The General Data Protection Regulation is an important scheme to consider. With all the noise surrounding business, marketing and law, one may wonder how GDPR affects marketing and e-mail lists.Continue reading
Why You Need to Validate Your Mailing List
Utilizing an email list can be a powerful marketing strategy for nearly any business. However, it’s not uncommon to build up a list of unresponsive email addresses. When you send emails to these addresses, they can bounce or simply sit in the recipient’s inbox, unopened. It may not seem like a big deal, but internet service providers can see this data and use it to determine the validity of your emails. If the provider sees emails from you bounce too many times, they may decide to classify your emails as spam, or even block them altogether. This is where email address validation comes in. There are ways to ensure you’re only sending to customers who really want your emails and will open them. But first, you should understand some basics.Continue reading
Improving Your Company’s Reach with Real-Time Email Verification
A essential part of signing up new customers for your services is getting their email addresses so that you can reach out to them. Most of the time customers input their addresses correctly the first time and all goes smoothly from there. However, a small percentage of potential customers misspell their addresses, which can cause any number of issues. Active email validation can help improve your company’s reach by spotting errors before they become much bigger problems.Continue reading
How Real-Time Email Validation Can Boost Profit
If you are looking for a way to increase your business’s sales, real-time email verification is an excellent solution. Email validation of this nature prevents your emails from hard bouncing when sent to addresses on your company emailing or email marketing list. Bouncing is detrimental to your business’s overall sales goals, as a high bounce rate undermines your sender score and thus your online integrity. It also impedes your marketing outreach efforts. Read on to learn more about why bouncing is undesirable and how email verification can help.Continue reading
4 Reasons Why In-Form Email Verification Is an Essential Tool
Emails are an incredibly effective way to reach a large audience in a short time. However, between figuring out whether or not email addresses are spam or real and trying to keep user information secure, the job of collecting and authenticating email addresses can be difficult. Using in-form email verification makes collecting emails significantly easier and can save you and your readers quite a bit of time and peace of mind.Continue reading
How Will GDPR Impact Your Email Marketing Strategy?
You hear that sound? That’s the sound of marketers everywhere throwing their laptops against the wall because of the European Union’s new privacy laws that went into effect on May 25th. While it’s true that these laws will have an impact on marketing tactics, it doesn’t signify the end of email marketing. In some instances, these new email verification laws can prove to be beneficial to marketers.Continue reading
Why Use E-mail Verification?
The history of e-mail dates back to the very early days of the Internet. The basics of the protocol were laid down as early as 1982, in RFC822. And even though this very early specification had been updated by RFC 2822 in 2008, and several updates have appeared since (e.g. 6854 in 2013), the basics of the protocol have not changed much. This is, on one hand, a considerable success of the protocol. It provides a solution to a very natural need of the users of the network: to use the Internet for sending messages like conventional mail. And this good old protocol still meets many of the requirements. In spite of the enormous amount of alternative means of online communication, e-mail has managed to maintain its popularity even today. The reasons for this include the simplicity of the protocol, the fact that it is indeed a standard. It is decentralized in the sense that there is no distinguished provider for which one has to necessarily subscribe to be able to use e-mail. This can indeed be an advantage when compared to e.g. social networks whose providers get hold of our private data when we use them.Continue reading
How to Verify an Email Address Using Node.js
In this article, I’m going to walk you through the very best possible way to verify email addresses and improve the user registration process for your Node website.
Email verification is incredibly important. Ensuring the users who sign up for your website have a valid email address is valuable for a number of reasons.
Where email verification gets complex, however, is deciding how to verify email addresses for YOUR website. Each website has different requirements and depending on what your website does, you may only want to verify a user’s email address in one or two specific ways.
To help solve this problem, we recently released the email-verifier NPM library.Continue reading