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Understanding 'Email Output' and 'Most Probable Email Output'
Understanding 'Email Output' and 'Most Probable Email Output'
Written by Jordan Blanchard
Updated over a week ago

FAQ: Understanding 'Email Output' and 'Most Probable Email Output' in our API

Q: What do 'Email Output' and 'Most Probable Email Output' mean in relation to catchall email addresses in your API?

A: When interacting with our API, you may come across two different types of email outputs: 'Email Output' and 'Most Probable Email Output.'

Here's what each of these terms means:

Email Output:

This refers to the standard result returned by our API when an email address is successfully verified. It signifies that the email address has passed our verification checks and is confirmed to be a valid and active mailbox within the domain.

You can also find catchall emails in this category, but thanks to our email verification technologies, we know that these emails are valid and safe to use in your email campaigns.

Testing these emails with another verifying tool is useless, as it's already a part of our process.

Most Probable Email Output:

This term is used specifically for the catchall email addresses we cannot verify.

Catchall domains accept emails sent to any mailbox under their domain, even if the specific mailbox hasn't been set up.

Because of this, standard verification methods cannot confirm the existence of an individual email address within a catchall domain.

The 'Most Probable Email Output' is our API's best guess at the correct email address based on the domain's patterns and other available data.

It is important to note that this is an educated estimate and NOT a verified email address.

Billing for Catchall Email Addresses:

We understand the unique nature of catchall email addresses and their verification challenges. So, you are not billed for any queries that result in a 'Most Probable Email Output.'

Our billing policy is designed to ensure fairness and transparency, charging only for services that provide definitive and verified results.

If you need any more information or help with our API and its handling of email addresses, please do not hesitate to contact our support team. We're committed to providing clear guidance and support to help you maximize our services.

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