7 Email Validation Tools for Sourcers and Recruiters

So, you think you’ve found a candidates email? Now what? How sure are you?

Searching for an email address for a candidate can be a slow and sometimes frustrating process. I like to think about it almost like detective work. If I can find enough of their online social footprint, I can often then figure out the email address.

My top two email validation tools:

1. Rapportive: The first tool that I use to validate an email address is Rapportive, a fantastic add-on for Gmail.

To use Rapportive, simply put an email address into your email using Gmail. If that email is the address that the person registered with LinkedIn, it will come back with their LinkedIn profile (as well as Google Plus & Facebook). If you enter more than one address at a time, you’ll need to hover over each address to check if it is valid. Rapportive is also a great email permutator.


Just because an email did not come up in Rapportive doesn’t mean that the email is wrong, it just means that that email isn’t registered with Linkedin!

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2. Cobisi: Another impressive email validator is the Cobisi: I like Cobisi because they give quite a bit of information when doing a search. To know if the email is accurate, you want to check the last box on the screen. After doing 4 or 5 searches, you will need to answer a captcha.

I like that they give this information:


Five other options include:

Email validators frequently disappear, so its good to know all of the options available. If you want to understand what’s happening when you verify an email address, I found this blog by Amit Agarwal to be very informative. Are you using a different tool we should add to the list?

Randy Bailey, CPSP-2, PHR, is a Career Consumer Insights and Analytics sourcing professional currently working on contract within Corporate America and has been a 2 time finalist for the Grand Master Challenge in 2013 & 2014. He has nearly a decade of experience working in both a corporate setting and for a small retained employment consulting company as both a senior researcher and sourcer. He loves the thrill of the hunt, playing with Data and experimenting with the latest tools and tricks while also staying grounded in the basics. You can find Randy on Twitter orLinkedin.



32 Comments on “7 Email Validation Tools for Sourcers and Recruiters

  1. Depending on the size of your list, there might be a few other options. It also depends if you just need the email addresses cleaned up or validated as well.

    For email cleaning, Purelist is an awesome email list cleaning web app, https://purelist.emailanswers.com.

    If you need email list cleaning and validation, to make sure all of the emails in your list are valid and deliverable, look at Email Answers validation service, http://www.emailanswers.com/services/email-list-cleaning/

    Either way, they both offer extremely reliable results.

  2. I work for a company, Which launched a new sourcing tool in the market – eMail Prospector.
    This tool benefits you in two ways:
    – If you a have list of names and companies, Tool will find its business email ID and Phone# in one click.
    – Not only that, It verifies the email address for you and gets you Valid and Invalid results.

    Works with large number of lists too.
    Sourcers & recruiters can access the free trial of the tool here – bit.ly/1aogbR4

    Know more about the tool – http://www.egrabber.com/emailprospector

    Happy E-mail Hunting !!

    1. Emailverifierapp.com is not reliable. I bought a package of cleaning 100000 email but it cleaned only just 25000 email and rest 75000 was not cleaned. Issue was intimated to Support team . Its 5 days since issue happened and they are not able to fix.

      So be careful and better to go by small volume packages to ensure that the service and product works fine.

      I am now looking for another email list cleaner .

  3. Hi,
    I would like to recommend our new application HuBuCo – https://www.hubuco.com/
    – Fast online validator, one by one, bulk uploads and API.
    – Very competitive pricing: e.g. $19 for 10,000 emails
    – Refund your credits for Unkown like catch all and anti spam systems

    It would be great if you tried our system (also offer 500 free credits to try) and left your comments.


  4. Awesome post! I’ll check out some of the tools you mentioned here. I also use proofy.io provides organization for integration with your mailing client delivering marketing information to targeted audience

  5. Hay, Your all information about, how to email verified when email not working. I think this is the best tools for recover our gmail account. great Topic, keep it up that’s really amazing Knowledge.

  6. hey Randy
    It is seeing very interesting over the internet few tools are available for e- mail, but over your blog you spread it very smoothly i like it thanks for sharing it. this is best verification tool i used it after read your blog.

  7. To my mind snov.io is a perfect solution if you need accurate verifier with low price. It does 3-steps verification and reduces false positive results.

  8. I use proofy.io, I satisfied results, thank you guys for this tool and for your flexible price – politics

  9. Seems like a pretty decent list to verify/validate emails for marketing campaigns. You should also take a look at https://b2bsprout.com/email-validation-tool/ to validate, verify
    and segregate between good and bad email addresses to reach the real
    inboxes of prospects.

    It’s driven by API too, that can be used from within your own web applications. Free till 1000 emails too.

  10. Before you spend any money to validate lists (not talking real-time collection here), run your email addresses through a free tool like Free List Check (https://freelistcheck.com/) to find out how good or bad your list is and if you need help from a 3rd party. Free List Check scans your list for spamtraps forced sign-ups, and invalid addresses. It’s a fast, easy, and secure way to uncover problems without spending a penny.

  11. It is very nice written and very well organized. When I read the article, I wish I could find out some more information about cleaning tools, also more names that are in the cleaning email business like Zerobounce.net because I worked with them and it an amazing experience.
    The system works by reducing and eliminating invalid, abuse, complaint, inactive, and spam-trap email address. These are email addresses that will either bounce or contribute to ruining your sending reputation. They also provides IP address validation and verification of key recipient demographics and has the ability to add missing information on certain emails, such as the name, gender and location of the owner.
    They are the most secure email validation system you can find.

    Here is the link where you can reach them https://www.zerobounce.net

  12. Great tools are mentioned, I have personally used DeBounce.io which is highly accurate and offers competitive pricing as compared to other service providers. DeBounce gives credits back guarantee that certainly puts it ahead of other services in the market. DeBounce do deserves a place in this list.

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