Recipient Validation

An easy and efficient way to verify addresses are valid before you send

Send Smart & Protect Your Sender Reputation With Data-Driven Analysis

Drive better inbox placement through improved delivery rates, and get the best performance of your email campaigns. With Recipient Validation, easily and efficiently verify that email addresses are valid before you send. SparkPost uses powerful data-driven analysis on billions of bounce, delivery, and engagement events daily to train our algorithm, bringing you one of the most powerful data-driven email validation tools on the market, so you can send emails smarter.

How Bounced Emails Affect Your Bottom Line

Bounced emails do more than just prevent your message from reaching recipients — they also impair your company's sender's reputation. This damaged reputation impacts your email deliverability, or your percentage of successfully delivered emails. A bounce rate of above 5% will negatively affect your email campaign's success as well as that of future campaigns. That's because email networks monitor a sender's bounce-back trends to determine whether they will accept their emails. The fewer emails that reach your recipients' inboxes, the less chance they have of being opened.

Recipient Validation

Stop Bounces Before Your Revenue Takes A Hit

Easily upload your recipient lists or validate emails the moment you collect them. Catch many common problems, including syntax errors and non-existent mailboxes, so you are guarded against bounces, errors, and even fraud. SparkPost Recipient Validation is available for all senders, on any platform. Get started today!

Avoid the Spam Folder

How To Verify If Email Addresses In Your List Are Valid

Verifying valid email addresses ensures that your email campaigns reach their intended recipients. Without recipient validation, your emails may end up in receivers' spam folders. You can verify email validity in various ways:

Validate syntax

You can evaluate the local and domain parts of each email to verify that the syntax is valid. The local part of the address may contain alphanumeric characters, printable characters, and a dot, while the domain may contain alphanumeric characters and a hyphen.

Check for typos

A message won't send if the recipient's email address includes any typos. Scan your email list to pinpoint common typographical errors.

Look for disposable emails

Disposable emails are temporary addresses that are only valid for a designated amount of time. Look out for email addresses generated by services like Mailinator and Nada to eliminate disposable emails.

Perform a DNS lookup

Domain Name System (DNS) lookups allow you to request a DNS record from the DNS server. You can use a DNS lookup to generate a mail exchange (MX) record, which identifies a domain name email server and enables you to choose one with the highest priority.

Ping the SMTP server

After performing a DNS lookup, you can connect to the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server to query whether a recipient address exists. A server response of "250 OK" indicates that the address is valid, while negative responses indicate that it does not exist.

Send a test email

You can verify valid email addresses by sending a test email and observing whether it bounces or delivers. However, this process can be tedious and time-consuming.

How SparkPost Drives Better Deliverability Through Powerful Analytics

At SparkPost, we use our decades of email delivery and deliverability experience to give teams the unique proprietary data they need to drive a greater return on investment (ROI). Ours is the only platform that measures deliverability based on consumer behavior, direct mailbox provider data, and seed performance while cross-checking verified data sources to confirm data accuracy. Our advanced analytics software has numerous features designed to drive deliverability for your company.

How many emails do you want to validate this month?

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Number of Emails Cost
0 to 5,000 $0.010 per email
5,000 to 10,000 $0.008 per email
10,000 to 50,000 $0.006 per email
50,000 to 100,000 $0.004 per email
100,000 to 250,000 $0.003 per email
250,000 to 750,000 $0.0015 per email
750,000 to 1,000,000 $0.0010 per email
1,000,000+ $0.00075 per email
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