We love our email verification recruiting tools as an essential part of our stack. Determining if a list of emails is fully valid and deliverable saves a ton of time, money and a lot of headaches.  Dean DaCosta took an inside look into Proofy.io.

So what is Proofy.io?

Proofy.io is a fairly new email checking tool that is low-cost and simple to use. Proofy.io allows a user enhance list verifiability and ROI by ensuring email addresses are valid. The screen load on the site can be slow at times but with its low cost and effective verification makes it a good choice for those looking for an effective verification tool.

Flexible Email Verification Suited To Your Needs

When you sign up for the service, you must use a work email which is not ideal. After you signup, however, you get 50 free emails to check. If you need more than 50 email checks, they have low-cost plans that are flexible and fit a lot of needs.

With Proofy you pay for how many checks you need. For $3 you can get 500 email checks, $10 gets you 2500 emails, $22 gets 7500 and $37 gets 15,000. If your needs are even higher than this, they have a nice tool on their pricing page that allows you adjust the number of emails and see the cost.

Proofy.io allows you to verify email two ways, 1) by single verification or 2) list verifying. Using the list verifying feature is useful and allows you to drag and drop up to 50,000 emails at a time.

One thing to note is that when you verify emails numerous times, each time counts towards you allotted checks. This is again not ideal since most services like this differ in that when you check the same email twice it doesn’t count toward your total.

The dashboard feature allows you to see your total verifies in your account either by day, week or month in visual form. However, the dashboard can’t really be trusted to show the verifies correctly in Dean’s test below. After checking an email six times, three of them came back as risky. This was not reflected in the dashboard.  ~Noel

This newer service ins improving functionality but it is a low-cost, low-flow option for those who are looking to verify emails with some ease.


And now Dean’s inside look:

Dean DaCosta


Dean Da Costa is best known for his work in the highly specialized secured clearance and mobile arenas, where he has been a top performing recruiter and sourcer.  Dean’s keen insight and creation of innovative tools and processes for enhancing and changing staffing have established Dean as one of the top authorities in sourcing and recruiting.

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By Noel Cocca

CEO/Founder RecruitingDaily and avid skier, coach and avid father of two trying to keep up with my altruistic wife. Producing at the sweet spot talent acquisition to create great content for the living breathing human beings in recruiting and hiring. I try to ease the biggest to smallest problems from start-ups to enterprise. Founder of RecruitingDaily and our merry band of rabble-rousers.