Disposable Email Detection with a Simple API Query
Instantly lookup any temporary email address and retrieve a response in just a few milliseconds with our API documentation. It's easy to add email address validation to your site in just a few minutes to bring disposable email detection directly to your platform.Email Address Verification Explained
What is a Disposable Email Address?
Temporary and disposable 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 Check if an Email Address is Disposable?
Using the free tool above, you can quickly check if an email address belongs to a temporary email service. Disposable email addresses detected by this tool are extremely accurate as our blacklists for new mail services that fit this criteria are updated every minute. It is also possible to integrate our API service or upload 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 or even to take advantage of free trials and similar "one-time" offers. Detecting disposable email addresses is crucial as these services make it extremely convenient for users to create and manage multiple temporary accounts.
Are Temporary Email Addresses Bad?
These types of 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. Most experts in the fraud industry recommend blocking disposable emails to streamline user registrations.
Overall, disposable email addresses indicate a low quality user that is likely to engage in suspicious behavior. It is strongly encouraged to force users to valid email addresses whenever possible.