How to Troubleshoot Email Validation Problems

Email validation is the process of ensuring that an email address is properly formatted. It’s a requirement for sending emails to most domains, and it helps prevent delivery issues. Email addresses are unique identifiers for people, so there are some very specific rules about how they should be formatted. If your email validation isn’t working properly, you might not be able to send email campaigns or newsletters to your customers. This article will help you troubleshoot common problems with email validation and suggest best practices for ensuring that your emails reach their intended recipients as quickly as possible.


Email validation is a process that ensures that an email address is properly formatted and can be used by the recipient. Email addresses are essential to the proper functioning of a business, so it is important to ensure that they are correct and can reach their intended recipients.

There are several common problems with email validation, including:

  • Invalid formatting
  • Invalid domain name

Best practices for email validation

The best practice for validating an email address is to use a real one. Not only does this make your life easier, but it also means you’re likely to get more responses from the person whose inbox you’re using.

Validating an email address is easiest when you own the account and can check it regularly on your own device. This way, if someone else responds to an email sent from your validated address and asks for verification, then they are more likely to reply back with proof that they actually do own that account.

While there are many rules about what makes an “official” or “validated” email address (such as having @gmail), there’s no hard rule about how long it should be—and we’re not going to tell you how short or long yours should be either! But if we were going by best practices: don’t try sending anything important out with just a username as your primary contact info; always try checking with another type of contact method first (like texting);

Frequently asked questions

If you’re new to email validation, this section might answer some questions for you.

  • What is email validation?
    Email validation is the process of confirming that a provided email address is valid, so you can be sure that it will work later when someone decides to use it. A good rule of thumb is that any time an email address needs to be entered into your site or application, it should first be validated with an algorithm before being used as part of an account creation or login process.
  • Why do I need to validate email addresses?
    Validation helps ensure that users are actually who they say they are when signing up for something like an account on your site or app (or just sending a message). Validation also guards against spammers and bots gathering personal information from your users’ emails which can lead them being added as targets in bot armies that send out spammy messages on their behalf.
  • How do I get started with validating my own emails?
    There’s no need for any fancy software—simply paste the text into an online form available at and see what happens! If there’s anything wrong with your code syntax (e.g., quotation marks missing), try pasting again using proper formatting rules instead of copying and pasting directly from another source such as this document!

Learn more about email validation problems, and how to avoid them

Email validation is the process of checking to make sure that an email address is valid. If you send an email to a recipient, and they don’t receive it, it’s possible that their address was not validated during the sending process.

To troubleshoot email validation problems, use this checklist:

  • Ensure that your domain name is registered with a provider like GoDaddy or Namecheap.
  • Check the MX records for your domain name and ensure they are set up correctly (for example, if you want emails with addresses to go to Gmail, then you will need to point A records at Google’s mail servers).
  • Use Sender Policy Framework (SPF) records on all of your domains so that spam filters can better determine whether or not messages from those domains should be delivered.


After reading this article, you should have a better understanding of the common problems that occur during email validation. You should also know what to do if you experience some of these issues yourself. However, if all else fails, contact us and we will happily help!