Verifying emails that are accept-all or protected by SEGs

Eric Martin

Last Update 5 bulan yang lalu

What is accept-all (catch-all)?

Email domains that have configured accept-all (or catch-all) filters would return the status code of 250 OK for all email addresses at that domain, existing or not. As a result, those email addresses cannot be verified in the traditional way, and most email verification services have to mark all those emails as risky as they cannot provide a reliable result.

What's SEG (Secure Email Gateway)?

For increased email protection, many organizations may use SEG, like Proofpoint, Minecast, etc. An SEG works by acting as a proxy for an organization's email servers. The SEG can filter and inspect email for malicious content before forwarding emails to the intended recipient. As a side effect, SEG also makes email verifications harder, if not impossible, for most email verification service providers. 

How BounceBan verifies emails that are accept-all or protected by SEGs?

BounceBan does not simply mark all the emails that are accept-all or protected by SEGs as "risky" like others do. Instead, it has developed a special algorithm that can detect and analyze many signals to reliably determine the true deliverability of those emails. 

BounceBan guarantees that it can reliably verify 83%+ of email addresses that are accept-all or protected by SEGs (Secure Email Gateway) with a 97%+ accuracy, and the rest that cannot be reliably verified will be marked as "risky". As a result, you'll get more emails correctly marked as "deliverable" or "undeliverable" depending on your list quality, and fewer emails marked as "risky", while still achieving the similar level of guaranteed delivery rate.

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