Question

Do you have an email validation tool you'd recommend?

Looking at ways to make sure people don't mistype their email when they sign up. Sendgrid has a verification API—have you used it and does it work well, or do you have other email verification tools you'd recommend?

Mentioned
#Email Marketing #Transactional Email #SendGrid #Twilio #Clearbit #Mailgun
Share
connordoner's avatar
a year ago

We were planning to use Sendgrid at work, but it's pretty expensive for validation. Mailgun do something similar, but their sales team seem only to speak to BIG business.

1 point
maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @connordoner )
a year ago

Interesting, did you end up going with anything else instead?

1 point
connordoner's avatar
@connordoner (replying to @maguay )
a year ago

IIRC, we ended up just validating emails using a regex that we customised to ensure they were at a publicly-accessible domain (e.g. no connordoner@localhost etc). We did debate checking MX records, and testing an SMTP connection, but decided against it as it’d take a little while to do, and would block user flow.

2 points
maguay's avatar
@maguay (replying to @connordoner )
a year ago

Gottcha, makes sense. That definitely might be worth doing in the interim at least. Thank you so much!

1 point
connordoner's avatar
@connordoner (replying to @maguay )
a year ago

No worries! Judging on SendGrid’s marketing page, it looks like syntax validation and MX record checks are two of the main checks that they perform, so it may well be worth looking down that route.

1 point
Confluence alternatives for wiki/knowledge bases?

I've been looking to try something new for knowledge/documentation storage for a little while now. Confluence has always been there, but I find it to be relativly limited for the cost and additiona...

How do you manage your chat inbox?

Hey guys, first post here. As part of my work, I have to deal with and respond to a lot of incoming messages from different chats: Linkedin/WhatsApp/Signal/IG. I try to use Unreads/Archive features...

Is anyone's company setting up interactive screens for their conference rooms — what's the best one?

Using the whiteboard and ideating on giant notepads will be a little tricky for design sprints where some of the team is in-office and part WFH. Are your companies installing interactive screens or...

The community for power users.