Disposable Email Detection with a Simple API Query
The internet is home to thousands of disposable email services. This makes it incredibly easy for malicious users to create a temporary email account and engage in unwanted behavior. With IPQS, you can instantly lookup any email address to check if it belongs to a disposable email service. Retrieve a response in just a few milliseconds with our email verification API documentation.
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What is a Disposable Email Address?
Disposable email addresses are temporary accounts that can be quickly created or discarded. They are used for very short periods of time and allow users to bypass certain restrictions online where an email address is required. Temporary addresses are frequently used by low quality users and cybercriminals, so it's a good practice to prevent these kinds of email addresses.
Temporary and disposable email providers are gaining in popularity, as mail services have made it easier for users to create their own disposable email service. These types of emails are considered very low quality since users typically only use them for a few minutes and then never check the inbox again. Often times, users will create many disposable emails within a short period of time. Most temporary email services will allow the user to create an unlimited amount of accounts.
How Do I Detect Disposable Email Addresses?
Using the free disposable email detection tool above, you can quickly check if an email address belongs to a temporary email service. Disposable emails detected by this tool are extremely accurate. IPQS blacklists for new mail services are updated every minute. Live detection can also be performed by integrating our API service or uploading a CSV file with email addresses.
What Are Disposable Email Addresses Used For?
Disposable emails are frequently used to create fake accounts or bypass areas that require a registered account. They can also be used to gain access to free content that requires an email address to proceed. Users with temporary emails may even take advantage of free trials and similar "one-time" offers. Detecting disposable email addresses is a crucial process for any business as these services make it very convenient for users to create and manage multiple temporary inboxes.
Are Temporary Email Addresses Bad?
Disposable emails are almost always bad. Legitimate users do not frequently use a disposable email address unless they are afraid of receiving SPAM by signing up to particular service. It's a good practice to be cautious of low quality emails such as these services to avoid issues with abuse or wasted resources from your sales team. Most experts in the fraud industry recommend blocking disposable emails to streamline user registrations, purchases, and email marketing.
Overall, disposable email addresses indicate a low quality user that is likely to engage in suspicious behavior. It is strongly encouraged to enforce valid email addresses from your users whenever possible.