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Do you verify emails before sending message to them?

I heard that sending emails to fake emails can compromise your mail adsress

Alex Nigmatulin
CMO at PRNEWS.IO
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Becc Holland
Head of Sales Development at Chorus.ai
Great question, because I'm doing lower volume, and higher quality, I've never had any issues with bad addresses leading to me being marked as a spammer.  For reference, I'm cranking out 25 emails and 50 calls all personalized per day - So it's less a volume play and more a quality play!
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10 months ago
Katy Huff
Sales at The Hustle
Haven't heard that before, but sometimes I use  http://mailtester.com/ to check email addresses (if it's in extremely small batches).  Clearbit is a great tool for getting correct email addresses as well. 
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10 months ago
Alex Nigmatulin
CMO at PRNEWS.IO
Yes, Clearbit is a good solution, but it works awful with new GSuite sidebar
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10 months ago
Kevin Mei
Ha, I definitely found that out the hard way when using LeadIQ and I stupidly clicked on importing everyone (even the unverified emails) into Outreach. Totally my fault. 
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10 months ago
Benny Rubin
Cold Email Outbound Expert at Self-Employed
Definitely verify emails before sending any more than 100 or so. You'll likely get 10% bounces even after you clean them, though.
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10 months ago
Alex Nigmatulin
CMO at PRNEWS.IO
My search led me to online service proofy.io. Tried few emails - both working and fiction. It showed their statuses correctly. They also have API, thinking about verifying emails on sign up page
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10 months ago
Daniel Behar
Account Executive at Justworks
Personally I always verify with hunter.io, or mailchecker.com, or any of the other free services. I won't drop anyone into my salesloft cadence without making sure it's good to go. 
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10 months ago
Liston Witherill
Owner at Serve Don't Sell
I completely agree. Always verify. You'll lost 10-40% of your list depending on initial quality, but it's important to protect your domain's sender reputation.  Another tool you can use to verify your lists is NeverBounce.com.
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10 months ago
Jason Kabaker
Account Executive at Mixpanel
You can also sometimes verify if you have the LinkedIn Sales Nav chrome extension installed by mousing over their name and seeing if their LinkedIn profile pops up. Doesn't always work though as people don't always associate their work emails with their profiles.
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10 months ago
Liston Witherill
Owner at Serve Don't Sell
I haven't tried that! One thing I've found with LinkedIn is that people often list their personal email because it doesn't change, whereas people change jobs a lot. I find that Hunter, Lead IQ, and other data sources are more likely to have good work emails.  
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10 months ago
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