How to Verify Email Addresses with Clay
This guide will walk you through the process of verifying emails using Clay, a powerful tool that can be seamlessly integrated into your workspace. The tutorial will introduce two integrations, namely D Bounce and Zero Bounce, to help clean up and authenticate your email list.
Step 1: Prepare your Email List
Start by making sure you have a list of email addresses. The email addresses will be used as input for the integrations that will be added to your workspace in Clay.
Step 2: Add an Integration
Add an integration to your table in Clay. In this guide, we'll use the Debounce integration as our example, but you can also use the Zero Bounce integration, which works similarly.
Step 3: Configure the Integration
Click on the newly added Debounce integration, map your emails into the appropriate field, and select 'exclude free emails'. Save the changes to proceed.
Step 4: Run the Integration
After saving the changes, run the integration. This action will trigger Debounce to start validating and verifying your email addresses.
Step 5: Review the Results
Open the completed Debounce integration to review the results. You will see the status of each email - whether it's 'deliverable', 'risky', or 'invalid/unreachable'. You can then map these statuses back to your table to give you a comprehensive overview of your email list's integrity.
Step 6: Handle Different Email Statuses
'Deliverable' emails are safe to send to, while 'risky' emails refer to catch-all email addresses, which cannot be validated and are best avoided. If the status is 'invalid' or 'unreachable', this means the email address is either incorrect or cannot be accessed.
Clay's integration with Debounce and ZeroBounce provides a quick and efficient way to clean and verify your email lists, ensuring you're reaching real, active users. Don't hesitate to reach out on the Clay Slack community if you have any questions or need further assistance.