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How do I verify a list of email addresses?

To start verifying a list of email addresses, you will first need to make a free account on DataValidation. You do not need to input any credit card information to do so. You can sign up by email address or with your ESP credentials. How to Signup for DataValidation If you choose to signup with email address, you can link your ESP account(s) once you are logged into the DataValidation app.

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Verify by importing a list

Once an account has been created, you can easily upload a list of emails. Click the red “Import Lists” button in the left navigation menu bar, then click “From a File” to import an unlinked list, and choose from our variety of upload options. You can drag and drop your email list or search for the file on your computer, as well as import your list directly from:

  • Dropbox

  • Evernote

  • Google Drive

  • a URL Link

  • FTP

Ensure your file is a .CSV formatted file with the email addresses in a single column. You can have other information in the list, as long as all email addresses are in a single column. Any list that is uploaded will be added to the “Unlinked Lists” section found in the menu bar.

Once you select the list you want to upload, you will need to input some information before the import can complete. On the next screen you will see the name of the list you are uploading as well as the first few lines of the file.

The list must have only one column of emails, but it can have additional columns for information associated to that email, such as name and phone number.

Select the email column, notate if there is a header row, and change the file name if desired. If you want to change or edit the original name of the list, you can do so at the bottom of the page. Click “Create List” to finish uploading your list to your account.

When your list is queued for import, it may appear with clock or N/A in the center. If you think there is a problem with your list, please do not remove the list before speaking to a Customer Advocate on LiveChat.

Once your list begins to import and analyze, a clock icon will appear, and you may be able to see the status updates including importing, validating, and analyzing. Depending on the size of your list and how busy our system is, the analysis may take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours.

Once complete, you can review the Report Card and purchase the cleaned list results.

Viewing Imported Lists

Once imported, your list will start analyzing immediately and you will see a Report Card for each list. Once the analysis is complete, the Report Card will display the Overall List Score for that email list. The Overall List Score is an aggregate score of all the email addresses in your list. If you see an “N/A” instead of this score, your list is still importing. Don’t worry, this is especially common with larger lists! You do not need to upload the list again.

Once import and validation is complete you will see the list score appear, and you’ll be able to flip the Report Card for a grade breakdown, containing the percentage emails that fall into each grade category on your list.

Sorting and filtering your lists are easy! Use the search bar to find the exact list you’re looking for. Search by list name, click the “Sort by” dropdown, or use the funnel icon on the right hand side for options. Sort by name, size, and new to old. Filter lists by list status and score.


Verify by linking an account

If you signup with ESP, you will be taken through a series of authorization screens. All of the lists inside your ESP account are imported and analyzed. You can view the list progress in Linked Lists. Depending on the size of the list, and how busy our system is, your lists may take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours to validate.

Link ESP accounts inside the app by clicking on the large + icon on the top left of the screen. DataValidation will pull in lists from any of the available ESP integrations currently supported under the “From Account” tab.

You can also link an account by selecting Linked Accounts from the left navigation bar. Here you will see any accounts that are currently linked, as well as the option to unlink accounts and disable sign-in. Select “add accounts” from the upper right corner, and choose from the list of currently supported ESP integrations.



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