Spamtrap Email Detection with a Simple API Query
Identify spamtraps, frequent complainers, and honeypots with IPQS email address validation service that can cleanse email address CSV files or provide results with an API call. Easily integrate spamtrap detection into your favorite email marketing services like Mailchimp, AWeber, Hubspot, and more.Check Spamtraps with Email Address Verification
What is a Spamtrap Email Address?
Spamtraps are used by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and mail service providers to identify users that send unsolicited messages, usually through marketing campaigns. Usually, these are email addresses which were previously active and experienced over 180 days of inactivity without a valid login. Mail providers then add these email addresses into their spamtrap databases. When a specific sending domain or IP address hits too many spamtraps, they mail provider will blacklist their sender status. Since mail providers are in a never ending battle against spammers, they can be somewhat aggressive with labeling mail as SPAM, which is why it's so important to avoid sending email to spamtraps.
How Do I Check if an Email Address is a Spamtrap?
Using IPQS email validation service, spamtraps can be detected by comparing an email address to our actively maintained spamtrap database. New spamtraps and honeypots are detected every minute through our layered approach of extensive monitoring. Spamtrap detection can be integrated with an API lookup or by uploading an email address CSV file.
How Can I Avoid Spamtraps in My Marketing Lists?
Industry best practices recommend verifying email addresses as soon as they subscribe to your newsletters or register on your website. This ensures that invalid emails or even spamtraps and emails recognized as frequent complainers can be identified as soon as they interact with your site. It's also recommended to recheck email address lists every few months to detect spamtraps. Statuses often change within this time period, with optimal recheck periods every 3 - 6 months.
What Happens If I Send an Email to a Spamtrap?
Have you accidentally messaged an existing email address list with poor email hygiene? This could impact your sender score and lower deliverability rates for your email messages. Most major mail service providers are very forgiving as email quality improves, so by ensuring all future email is sent to verified email addresses, your inboxing rates will naturally improve.
Using a reputable service for spamtrap detection is the best solution to keep your email lists clean and maintain a healthy sender score.