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What does the email status Pending Validation mean?

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What does the email status Pending Validation mean?

LeadOutcome will pre-srub your leads looking for bad email addresses and not attempt to send them email if we already know they are bad. This is very important to you because the major ESPs are looking and if you send out mass email and it notices bounces, it will take your whole batch of leads and move them all to spam.

In other words, your deliverability goes up significantly through this process.

Pending Validation simply means that we are in the process of checking the validity of the email address. This includes (but is not limited to):
  • Verifying that the domain exists (
  • Verifying that the user exists at that domain (
  • Verifying that the inbox is still in use (that it has not expired)
  • That the inbox isn’t full and can accept emails (full inboxes are typically abandonned inboxes).

Pending Validation status can last a few minutes to a few days. Even while an email address is pending validation, you can still send them emails. If it bounces, you’ll know pretty much instantly, as the email status will change to Hard Bounced Out to reflect this new status.
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