XVerify Settings For Email Verification
Ready to start validating your email data in real time? First let’s talk about what you can DO to configure the Xverify settings in your account. First, before you can begin you must set up a trusted domain.
A trusted domain with us is a security precaution which allows you to tell us which domains you are going to be sending verification requests from. If a request comes in from domains that are not on your approved list, the requests will be denied.
Setting up your trusted domain. – When you first log into your XVerify dashboard on the left side click on “My Account” (note: don’t forget to save changes.)
Once you have that done we can move on and click on XVerify Settings / Email this will take you to the custom configuration setup for your specific domains.
Yes- that’s right you can have unique settings for each domain you are using verification’s on. From the email settings page the first thing we are going to cover is the Restrict Emails and Domains box.
Restrict Emails & Domains – This box allows you to enter an email address or a domain that you would like us to mark as INVALID by default. This works great if you want to upload your own suppression list or input other temporary domains that we do not already have on our global suppression list.
Restrict Top Level Domains – Maybe you have a specific reason why you do not want to allow users to sign up with email addresses that have .edu or .gov in them. Or maybe you want to block out a specific country code in the email ID from being able to register. Any domains you add in the restrict top level domains will automatically get marked as invalid.
Block Keywords – Blocking keywords is a way that you can prevent email addresses with specific keywords from entering your funnel. Email addresses that attempt to sign up which contain a blocked keyword we will immediately mark as ‘invalid’ for you. Check out the example in the image.
Example 1 – The Keyword is “Spam” so if an email such as firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com attempts to sign up on your site we will not allow the registration to proceed. However, if the email ID was firstname.lastname@example.org this one would go through as it is NOT configured as the specific keyword to block.
Example 2 – The Keyword “admin%” is setup so this means that we will block any email address starts with the word admin and it can also have other characters. So we would block email@example.com or we could block firstname.lastname@example.org
Testing Email Addresses and Domains – The purpose of allowing you to have ‘test’ email addresses and domains is so that you and your team can test your sign up path without getting charged for verifications. Any email accounts you add in here will still validate as usual however they will not count as a billable transaction. You can also add in your own companies domain so anytime someone uses their in-house corporate email ID it will not count as a validation in your billing.
Fraud Blocks – Fraud blocks allow us to maximize your protection from hazardous email addresses. We protect from temporary email addresses, complainers, and fraudsters. We give you the flexibility to turn off our global suppression’s although we do not recommend it.
Note – you can also place your email address on file here and we will send you an email notification whenever someone attempts to register with a “HIGH RISK” email account.
Rules – Here are the following rules you can choose to turn on in the XVerify Settings, and how they can help you.
Block user after # of failed attempts for ___ minutes: This allows you to block the user by their IP address after they have failed multiple times to provide you with an accurate email ID. We recommend 3 attempts or more, and then you can specify the length of time you want them banned for.
Restrict email ID over ____ characters long: This is where you can specify how many characters in an email ID are too many characters. Usually, long strings of characters such as more than 25 are likely to be randomly generated accounts used by fraudsters.
Block email ids that begin with ____ or more numbers: This allows you to block email addresses that have a lot of numbers in them. Again email IDs which have numbers at the front are usually a red flag.
CAPTCHA required after _____ attempts from the same IP: This rule would automatically pop up a CAPTCHA on your site. Usually, when you have XVerify in place you will not need CAPTCHA but there are special conditions you might need it in order to fight spam. If a bot is on your page and continues trying to push in the fake information it is highly unlikely they will get around a CAPTCHA.
Auto Correct – We do recommend that you turn on this rule. We will be able to fix common misspellings of major domain names such as Yahooo to Yahoo or Gnail to Gmail.
Bypass after ____ attempts: This rule will allow you to skip verification in the xverify settings and just allow the email address to enter. Maybe you would rather accept a bad lead than prevent the user from continuing through your registration flow. You can bypass an email address which has not been going through successfully.