Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What is email verification and how to validate email addresses?

In terms of email marketing this is a process of checking email address to see if it is dead or we can keep it in mass email list. When I say dead I mean that messages we send to a dead address bounces back with messages like this:

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

 Technical details of permanent failure:

 Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 Unknown user (state 14).

In this particular case this dead email wasn't ever born (550 550 Unknown user (state 14). This called hard bounce. Alright, lets make it simple. There are two types of bounces.

  • Hard bounce. It happens when during email check server says “User unknown” or gives you a similar message. This is a permanent problem. Email is invalid. Email is dead or never existed.
  • Soft bounce. Server says “mailbox is full” or all kind of a temporary problems. You got a chance to email it later when it is back to normal. Decide whether to keep it or move into a list to check again later.

Now, how to validate or check email addresses to see if they will bounce back?

You need email verifier software or online verification service. Software is good when you want to go unlimited and not to bother about monthly payment. Online verifiers normally have monthly subscriptions with recurring payment. Sometimes online is faster and more accurate. It always needs testing. Never get verifier from companies who do not offer free trials. Always call support prior to purchase to ask how their service checks validity of email addresses. Ensure they know how. Presales support must be of the same quality as tech support you get after you purchase. 

Remember, when you send mass mail the bounces you get the higher chances of getting blacklisted by SMTP server provider or mail service like mailchimp, iContact etc. 

Check our updated website and find out why Atomic Email Verifier verifies emails  in its best way.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

I am coming up with a few more links to Atomic videos, just to keep them handy.

Extract emails from Craigslist and other websites with Atomic Hunter

Extract emails from Yellowpages Australia

Watch to learn how to setup web form for opt-in and opt-out

Quick email opt-in or opt-out email link setup

Thursday, January 26, 2012

And now lets try extracting emails from Twitter.

Literally tons of juicy emails to extract! Twitter is probably next to facebook when it comes to building huge mailing lists.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Another great place to extract thousands of emails. Welcome to the Yellowpages.

This video I made to illustrate how easy Email Extractor can be used with any sort of website. Many competitors target only specific website while this email extractor is just an ultimate tool.

Email Extractor on youtube.
Email extractor more information

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Finally new Email And Marketing website is launched!

Finally new Email And Marketing website is launched!

Try free version of Fast email extractor, Automatic Mailer and Mass Email Verifier.

Download links:

Fast email extractor free download

Automatic Mailer

Mass Email Verifier

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Setting up Atomic Sender with Gmail SMTP server. Video tutorial.

No more pain setting up Atomic Sender for the first time in your life. Or just for the first time when you do it for Gmail SMTP server.  Email Marketing Software. Tips And Tricks blog has an article explaining SMTP settings for Atomic Mail Sender but who'd dare to say it is better rather than watching video? 

Feel free to comment if you have any more questions regarding setting up Atomic Sender.