Email verification

Verify email addresses in real time

Traps, bounces and blacklists. There are real consequences to poor email list quality.

Experian Data Quality understands that the success of the email channel is largely dependent upon the health of your email list. One of the critical ways to improve data hygiene is by verifying and removing bad email addresses.

Experian Data Quality offers an email verification solution that instantly identifies whether an email address is valid and deliverable. With industry-leading technology and unparalleled speed and accuracy, you know whether an email address is accurate and actionable before mailing to it.

Our solution works by performing multiple checks on the syntax, domain, mail server and account. All validation occurs in real time, meaning no database lookups. This process can be done at the point of collection or in bulk on an ad hoc basis.

By validating email addresses, you can ensure your messages reach the intended audience quickly and effectively. This ultimately leads to improved email marketing performance and a greater return on investment.

Did you know...

67% of organizations have experienced email deliverability problems in the last year?

Benefits of email verification:

  • Keep your email lists free of harmful, invalid email addresses.
  • Maintain sender reputation with Internet Service Providers.
  • Boost email marketing campaign performance.

Email validation from Experian Data Quality offers unrivaled performance, reliability and security. With the ability to provide fast and accurate results on an email list of any size, this solution is powerful and trusted.

  • Accuracy: industry-leading, powerful technology that instantly verifies consumer email domains like Yahoo!, Gmail, Hotmail and more.
  • Easy-to-use: flexible implementation options for everywhere email addresses are collected.
  • Security: email data is handled by Experian, a global leader in data privacy and security.
  • Support: in-house resources dedicated to help you with every step of implementation.

The email verification solution is easy to use and highly customizable to fit your needs. We offer multiple deployment methods to suit any environment:

  • Email verification API: for real-time validation at the point of collection, we offer a hosted Web service that supports REST. Integration languages supported include PHP, C# and JSP/Java. This implementation option is ideal for web forms and landing pages, e-commerce shopping carts, web applications, call centers, etc.

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  • Batch hygiene: email lists can be validated in bulk on an ad hoc or automated basis. This process runs without altering the existing email acquisition process, but enables email cleansing to occur before welcome emails are deployed (or before acquired emails are added to the database). Email address files are automatically uploaded to a secure FTP website on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
  • Pre-integrations: our service is pre-built into industry-leading software providers, allowing you to take advantage of email validation capabilities from within your existing systems and applications.

Improve the accuracy of your database with CRM email validation. Pre-built integrations allow companies to seamlessly add email validation functionality to their CRMs.

Email validation is important to any businesses contact data management strategy. Our tool accurately identifies whether an email address is valid and deliverable, allowing organizations to remove harmful email addresses before sending messages.

Benefits of pre-integrations:

  • Implement in a fraction of the time required for custom projects.
  • Eliminate the technical resources required for customized deployments.
  • Ensure a seamless user experience while capturing accurate data.

Enterprise applications


Address, email and phone verification for Salesforce users in the Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Call Center and Service Console.

Do you have a database of email addresses that you want to check the quality of?

We offer a free email data quality report that allows you to check the validity of your email data before purchasing a validation solution. You can upload your database of email addresses and we will process your file and send you an in depth data quality report.

Your report will tell you the percent of email addresses which are:

  • Verified
  • Unknown
  • Unreachable
  • Undeliverable
  • Illegitimate
  • Disposable

You can choose to interpret the results of this report yourself, or we will match you with an email validation consultant to walk you through it. After reviewing your report you can decide to purchase your fully validated list.

Free Email Data Quality Report

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