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Bombs Away! How to Prevent List Bombing

Of all the ways that people can make a pain in the neck of themselves, you can add a new one to the list: list bombing, also known as lead bombing, mail bombing, or mail flooding.Anyone who collects...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
June 30, 2020
Service Objects integrations can help improve your contact data quality, help with data validation, and enhance your business operations.

Cloud Based Microsoft Dynamics Integration

For cloud-based Microsoft Dynamics instances, a custom connector can be created using their Power Automate tools. The available Microsoft Dynamics' tools allow you to easily integrate our web services into...

Aki Stankoski, Application Engineer
Aki Stankoski
Application Engineer
April 9, 2020

Your Contact Data Doesn’t Keep Fresh Very Long

Your company’s revenue most likely depends on having accurate, genuine and up-to-date contact data. In fact, this is probably one of the biggest factors in the overall ROI of your contact database. In...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
March 17, 2020

Our Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

We love educating our clients. And we did quite a bit of it in 2019, with over 100 blog posts. Our blog, featuring informative articles and detailed user tips, is one of the most popular features of the...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
December 24, 2019

How Does TLS Impact Marketing?

We all know that paying attention to email security can protect sensitive information from prying eyes. But if you do email marketing, did you know that it can also improve your open and response rates as...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
September 3, 2019

Tackling False Positives in Email Validation

What is a false positive? In email validation, this term is used when an email address is incorrectly identified as being valid or deliverable – in other words, it is flagged as being good when it is...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
August 29, 2019

Oh No, You’ve Been (Email) Blacklisted! Now What?

Blacklisting is the email equivalent of being put on Santa’s naughty list. Except the consequences can be much worse than not getting presents: it can keep your business’ emails from getting through to...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
June 4, 2019

TLS and Email Security: An Overview

Many people don’t realize that when you send an email, its contents are often unencrypted – and in turn, vulnerable to being seen and intercepted by others. This may be fine if you are sending recipes...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
May 30, 2019

A Brief Look at the Journey of an Email Message

How do emails actually get from point A to point B? Most people have no idea. They don't stop to wonder how an email message is sent and delivered when clicking the send button. If you were to ask them...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
May 23, 2019

Email Validation: To Correct or Not to Correct?

Wouldn’t it be great if there were a service where you could enter an email address, and it would be validated and automatically corrected when an error was found?The good news is that this service...

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Applications Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Applications Engineer
May 9, 2019

Lead Validation: The Core Components

How good are your leads? DOTS Lead Validation, Service Objects’ most popular composite service, is designed to measure lead quality – helping our clients reduce fraud, increase conversions and enhance...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
April 25, 2019
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Tackling False Negatives in Email Validation

What is a false negative? In email validation, the term is used when an address is incorrectly identified as being invalid or undeliverable – in other words, it is flagged as being bad when it is...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
February 14, 2019
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Email Validation Terms You Should Know

No matter the industry, you likely have jargon or terminology that’s specific to the work you do. The email world has a nomenclature all of its own, too. Understanding the lingo can keep you on the right...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
January 22, 2019

It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Ping

How do you know if an email address is valid? There is more than one way to find out. In this article, we will show you how something we do – known as “ping testing” – makes these results much more...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
November 15, 2018

Bad Email Addresses: A Rogue’s Gallery

Once upon a time, many businesses simply lived with bad email addresses as an inevitable cost of doing business. Today this has changed dramatically, in the face of increasing costs and regulatory...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
November 13, 2018

The Benefits of Email Marketing

Few marketing channels share the power of email. It is immediate, urgent, personalized and inexpensive. And according to the Direct Marketing Association, it has the highest ROI of any marketing channel:...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
October 16, 2018

Contact Country Detection: How It Works

In a previous blog, we discussed the benefits of using DOTS Address Detective - International to detect a contact’s country. This blog will discuss some of the challenges surrounding country detection in...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
August 9, 2018

What’s in a Number? What Email Validation Scores Mean

Whether it is to comply with GDPR, cleanse emails for a mailing campaign, or ensure that new users provide you with a deliverable email address, DOTS Email Validation 3 (EV3) is a powerful tool that will...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
August 2, 2018

Identifying Data Validation Solutions: A Case Study

I have a superpower that most people don’t have. In my position here at Service Objects, I have had the privilege of being a fly on the wall with many companies while helping them create clean and...

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Applications Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Applications Engineer
July 26, 2018

Best Practices for DOTS Email Validation

Email and email validation technologies continue to evolve and it is increasingly important that businesses keep up with these changes to ensure they are protected and getting the most out of their email...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
June 14, 2018
What Validated Contact Data Can Do for Your Business

What Validated Contact Data Can Do for Your Business

“Nobody is perfect. And my company wasn’t even talking about things like data quality ten years ago. So, what is the big deal if there are a few problems with my contact data? That’s life, isn’t...

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Applications Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Applications Engineer
March 29, 2018
As the GDPR ushers in a new generation of consumer data privacy controls, the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal proves businesses need to prepare.

Facebook, Data Quality, and the GDPR

With 2.1 billion active users, Facebook presents an exceptional opportunity for targeted marketing and businesses interested in harnessing the power of consumer data. In fact, there are now entire...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
March 27, 2018

Mail Servers: Where in the world…?

We love data here at Service Objects. We are constantly working to expand and improve on our datasets to further innovate our product lineup. A big part of what makes our Email Validation (EV) service so...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
January 18, 2018

Email Marketing Tip: Dealing With Role Addresses

Do you have any friends named “info” or “customerservice”?If you do, our sympathies, because their parents were probably way over-invested in their careers. But in all likelihood, you probably...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
December 19, 2017
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How to Use DOTS Email Validation 3

The DOTS Email Validation 3 (EV3) service has been designed to be robust enough to accommodate the particular needs of a detailed oriented programmer and simple enough to be used by a marketing assistant...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
September 7, 2017

Phone, Mail, or Email Marketing? The Pros and Cons

There has always been one eternal question in marketing: what is the shortest path between you and your next paying customer?We already know the right answer to this question: “It depends.” But a...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
July 11, 2017
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C# Integration Tutorial Using DOTS Email Validation

Watch this video and hear Service Objects’ Application Engineer, Dylan, as he presents a 22 minute step-by-step tutorial on how to integrate an API using C#. In order to participate in this tutorial,...

Dylan Van Lant, Applications Support Technician
Dylan Van Lant
Applications Support Technician
June 29, 2017

Maintaining a Good Email Sender Reputation

What are honeypot email addresses? A honeypot is a type of spamtrap. It is an email address that is created with the intention of identifying potential spammers. The email address is often hidden from...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
May 4, 2017

Real-Time Email Validation and Your Sales Process

Have you ever been to gamil.com? Or gmial.com? Or gmali.com? Well, many of your prospects and customers have, without even knowing it. These are just a few of the misspellings of “Gmail” alone that pop...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
November 3, 2016

Why Your Business Should Pay Attention to CASL

Many companies are worried about Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL). A new rule goes into effect next July, and the penalties are harsh. If you email Canadians who haven't opted in, you could be on the...

Hendrik Fink, Sr. Product Manager
Hendrik Fink
Sr. Product Manager
August 30, 2016

Is Email Dying?

A Quora discussion recently got us thinking about the status of email in our day and age. As a company, we know how important email is, since we verify hundreds of thousands of emails a day. It's clearly...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
May 26, 2016

Self-Learning Validation

Have you ever asked Siri to remind you to buy a certain product the next time you're at the store, call your mom, or fetch the latest movie times? Technology that was once the realm of fantasy has made its...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
July 1, 2015

Catch-all Domains Explained

Imagine launching an online business and associating your email address with your business domain. For example purposes, let's say your domain is XYZ.com and your name is John. Your email address would be...

Jonas Shaefer, Director of Engineering
Jonas Shaefer
Director of Engineering
June 24, 2015

The History of Email

Though modern email first emerged in the early 1990s, electronic communication actually dates back to the 1970s. Yes, email is nearly half a century old! If you're interested in electronic communications,...

Rob Manser, Marketing
Rob Manser
Marketing
April 29, 2015

The History of the @ Sign

The at sign, or @ as we all know it, is commonly used in email addresses and Twitter handles. Formally called an asperand symbol, the @ sign has become nearly ubiquitous in electronic communications today....

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Service Objects
April 1, 2015

3 Email Validation Terms You Should Know

Email validation is an important tool in ensuring the deliverability of your email messages. Not only can email validation correct common typos and weed out bogus email addresses, it is also essential in...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
March 4, 2015

Demographics for Email

What an email may say about your potential customersToday’s marketer knows that the keys to increased conversion and awareness is understanding your target audience and creating a relevant and...

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Service Objects
October 24, 2012

Email Append – The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly.

Because of the prevalence of multi-channel marketing, email append has become a widely used method for companies to build their in-house email database with permission-based addresses. It’s one of the...

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Service Objects
March 27, 2012

Where did cgommer@cox.net go?

19% of email addresses provided in free offers are bogus. I recently did a study for a client who had a large number of email addresses that they collected on their free-sweepstakes form.  Entrants were...

Geoff Grow, Founder & CEO
Geoff Grow
Founder & CEO
December 15, 2011