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You can use Google Sheets
You can use Zoho Excel Viewer
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Catch-All domains always return a valid response from the SMTP service, whether the email address is actually valid or invalid. Some mail servers do this because they believe it will prevent people from harvesting real email addresses from their SMTP Server.
Some mail operators set up a catch-all address. For instance, if you mail email@example.com, the mail administrator will forward that email to a "catch-all" address, like "firstname.lastname@example.org". So they can look at all the emails sent to their mail server to see if anything important was sent to an invalid recipient.
We have found that catch-all domains get a lot more spam because mail services have no way of telling if the email address is good or bad before sending. So spam operators just send to them, thinking someone will see the email.
Most Email Validation services will just return Valid for catch-all domains without telling you.
Clearout identifies these domains for you. Since we are not able to validate them, it's up to you to decide if you want to take the risk to send to these domains. We do recommend that, if you decide to send emails to catch-all domains, you segment these into a different group in your emailing platform.
Now, there are 3 behaviors of catch-all email domains:
An non-real email address is funneled into a catch-all inbox (This does not hurt your email reputation)
The non-real email is bounced back, saying the user doesn't exist (This does hurt your email reputation)
The recipient is actually valid and the email gets delivered
Role-based email addresses are such emails that do not belong to individuals, but to a department, designation or company. The owner of Role-based addresses often changes. Further, the email may be forwarded to multiple recipients. Sending newsletters or campaign emails to such addresses may have a negative impact on your open rates or may lead to spam complaints. Hence, it is not recommended to send any promotional or marketing emails to Role addresses. Most email marketing services reject such role addresses.
There are certain service providers that generate temporary email addresses for a short period of time, like a few hours to a few days. Such addresses are known as "Disposable Email Addresses". Generally, disposable emails are created to receive initial account activation or confirmation emails for sites like discussion forums, e-shopping, etc. and dispose off automatically after a given time period. Sending emails to such addresses increases the bounce rate so it is not advisable to send emails to "Disposable Email Addresses".
Clearout.io stores all your invoices in your account. You can go to your profile and under Billing, you can download all the invoices.
Clearout only has access to the information that PayPal provides us on your order, which can be very limited. PayPal protects its customers' data and doesn't transmit information that is not needed for the vendor to complete your order. PayPal will also send you a receipt after the payment. The receipts should be kept for your records, as they contain your full information.
An email bounce is when an email is returned to the sender because it could not be delivered to the intended recipient. Bounces happen for various reasons like email address not valid, the recipient has blocked you, recipient inbox full and so on. There are two kinds of bounces:
Hard bounce: Recipient address is incorrect. Think of it as a permanent email delivery failure.
Soft bounce: When the recipient's inbox is full, their email server is down, your email is too big by their standards and so on, your email will be returned undelivered back to you. Appropriate changes and trying sending again can work. Think of it as temporary delivery failure.
Email bounces are a big challenge in email marketing and marketers try to keep bounces as low as possible. Some time back we published this post, you might want to check it out.
There is no specific rule, this very much depends on the settings of the receiving mail server. An admin might do this even manually so that they will find some spammers based on different log entries and blacklist the IP's. Or if the mail server uses an RBL, it might not be the bounces that this specific server receives, rather if you have Spamtrap addresses in your spam recipient list, the IP will be blacklisted on lots of servers at once.