How to validate an e-mail address in two minutes?
You meet someone at a party and you exchange phone numbers as well as e-mail addresses. Since it was noisy around, you doubt you haven’t taken down the address correctly; you aren’t comfortable re-confirming with them either. What do you do? Well, here’s help at hand!
You could check the validity of an e-mail address by sending a test mail. You could send across a regular greeting message to see if the mail reaches your recipient. If it bounces back, you’ll know it for sure that either the person shared an incorrect address or you noted it down incorrectly. While this is the simplest way to verify an address, there are other means available too. If it is just one address that you need to confirm, the above may appear handy. However, if you’re a marketer and send bulk mails regularly, receiving mails that bounced or went undelivered can be quite an expensive deal. Scroll through the below to see how you could use the other available options to be able to minimize the cost and make your e-mail campaigns successful…
Using Password Recovery
If you want to check a single address, you could also use the password recovery option on Gmail. To do it,
- Go to Gmail
- Type the e-mail id you have with you, which you want to re-confirm
- Click on the ‘Forgot Password’ option
- If this isn’t a valid id, Gmail will notify you instantly
Using online tools
There are a host of services online that offer to verify the validity of e-mail addresses for free. You could check them out. However, since these are third-party tools, you can never be sure that the details you’ll share them with wouldn’t be used by them for their promotional activities. So, once you’ve shared with them your e-mail address, be prepared to receive a host of advertising mails from them. Some options that you could try out here are Email Checker, MailTester etc.
In addition to the above, there are a number of e-mail verification applications available online that you could make use of. These are particularly handy if you have a long list of addresses to re-confirm. These are set with different checks and filters that sift through your list and remove the invalid ones while retaining only the genuine ones. Since these are meant for the professional e-mail campaigns, you get a variety of editions to choose from – depending on the features you’d like to explore. Nonetheless, these guard your privacy better than the previous ones and do not let the owners know that you’d checked on their e-mail addresses. eMail Validator,WinPure Email Verifier, etc. are a few tools to name in this genre.
So, now that you’re all set to mail blast, how about filtering through the list you wish to send your promotional mail to? Don’t miss to let us know which tool you actually found handy.