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Email Risk Report

What is it?

The Email Risk Report assesses the fraud risk of an email address and confirms its authenticity. The main use case for the Email Risk Report is to identify fake & suspicious users. We often recommend coupling the Email Risk Report with other report types, like Phone Risk Report to help show a more full picture of the individual. Please note that we will not always be able to surface information associated with an email address.

Interpreting the report

First Seen

This is the first time the system sees what is considered to be either a positive or negative source of reputation. For example, this might be the date of the first data breach in which an email address was found. It may also be the first time an email address was reported as being positive or negative by a community member. It can also be the first time an email address was observed online and was associated with a specific social profile (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.).

Last Seen

This is the same as above, but just the most recent occurrence.

Reputation

Whether the email has a high source of reputability or a low source of reputability. For emails where there are neither clear positive nor negative sources of reputation (e.g. accounts with major sites and services, data breaches that include this email address, etc.), no reputation is returned.

Suspicious

Whether the email address should be treated as suspicious or risky. Most valuable for anti-phishing.

References

The number of positive and negative sources of reputation. Please note that these may not all be direct references to the email address, but can include reputation sources for the domain or other related information.

Blacklisted

The email is believed to be malicious.

Disposable

The email is from an temporary/disposable service.

Free Provider

The email uses a free email provider.

Spam

Email has exhibited spammy behavior (e.g. spam trams, login form abuse).

Deliverable

Whether or not the email address is valid. Checks in real-time if the email address is valid. For example, kja91jsdfs28ldfkas@gmail.com is not a deliverable email address.

Valid MX

Whether or not the email server has a valid MX record. MX records tell the internet where your mail servers exist to receive mail and also serve as an indicator of where you're sending mail from.

Domain Reputation

Similar to Email Reputation but applied for domains.

Domain Age

Number of days since the domain was created.

Associated Workflow Criteria

  • Email Address Reputation
  • Email Address Domain Reputation
  • Email Address First Seen
  • Email Address Last Seen
  • Email Address Domain Created
  • Email Address Reference Count
  • Email Address Domain Exists
  • Email Address Blacklisted
  • Email Address Deliverable
  • Email Address Disposable
  • Email Address Free Provider
  • Email Address Spam
  • Email Address Suspicious
  • Email Address Valid MX
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