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Prevent Spam with an Email Validation API

People don’t like to see spam in their emails. It’s especially annoying for all of us to see spam affecting our business email addresses. Most webmasters confront with spam emails via forms on their site. These are generally contact forms that are made for visitors to post queries and give feedback. There are spammers who take advantage and manipulate these forms, thereby managing to pour in their nonsense emails. Luckily; there is a solution to prevent this: an email validation API.

Validation is indeed important for all sites

Website forms are meant for feedback, inquiries, contact and comments. You can take some suggestions from this article and fight against the spam that occurs through these forms. An email validation API can be easily hooked into your website and it’s one of the most effective ways to keep spam away.

Forms field verification is quite important. The email validation API will keep your forms secure, so when a spammer or a bot tries to register, the malicious email address is detected and rejected right away. The API also helps when people misspell their email address. Let’s say they try to sign up for your email list, but instead of “gmail” they write “gnail.” The email validation API will automatically identify the mistake and point the user to correct it.

Go for email validation and other preventative measures

Most of the sites go for email validation to keep their email folders spam-free.  The form should be able to determine a correct email address. In case someone writes anything that field cannot support, such as funny text or special characters, then the validation-protected form will show errors and will not submit the entries until they are corrected. The API prevents any sort of malicious text and code from being entered into the form. Email validation prevents automatic bots from filling up the forms and will keep your inbox clean.

Captcha

Apart from email validation, captcha is the most effective way to combat spam. Enabling captcha at the bottom of your form will discourage bots from leaving spammy comments on your website or enter invalid email addresses in your form. It requires users to fill up a word and number verification that is visible in an image. Since bots are unable to detect text in an image, they fail to fill the correct text, and this protects your website once again.

Author Bio:

Nidhi Mahajan is an editor at Pop-pins.com. She handles Business and finance articles and Loves to write about Business news. For more information you can check her Blogs at Pop-pins.com


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One comments on “Prevent Spam with an Email Validation API
  1. Niels, thank you for sharing this article and for recommending ZeroBounce for email validation. Our API does indeed filter out all the invalid email addresses that could end up in people’s email lists.

    If your readers would like to try our email verifier, they get 100 free credits if they register on our platform: https://www.zerobounce.net/

    Thanks again and looking forward to reading more of your articles!

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