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Repairing damaged emails: how to reanimate your contact list?

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Repairing damaged emails

Sometimes people enter their emails incorrectly. Such misspelled email addresses can’t receive messages. In order to make your contact list more relevant and valid, you should do something with damaged emails. The easiest way is just to remove them but in this case, your contact base will become smaller. If you want to save the number of your recipients you should try email repair.

In this article, we will tell you how to repair email and how to delete incorrect addresses with the help of a tool for contact list management.

Why damaged emails are harmful to email marketing?

Misspell (damaged) emails are – addresses that are written incorrectly.

A big number of incorrect addresses in your contact base is not good for the reputation of your IP. When you send messages to damaged emails they never reach any recipients.

A big difference between the number of sent and received messages seems suspicious for providers. So, they can concern your mailing to be spam. Thus, don’t risk your reputation and learn how to correct email list or how to delete misspelled address if an attempt to recover it was unsuccessful.

Damaged emails

Emails that are inside a frame are damaged

How to repair damaged emails automatically?

This tool has a unique algorithm which works in the following way:

  1. finds incorrect email format;
  2. tries to repair the address;
  3. checks the validity of the restored email address.

“How do I correct and address in a word mail merge list?” Atomic List Manager instruction

Here is a step-by-step guide:

  1. Import a contact list to a program. You can do this by clicking “Open new file”.

    How to repair damaged emails

  3. Then go to “Operations” panel.

    How to delete incorrect email addresses

  5. And choose one of two variants: either “Repair zones” or “Repair incorrect”.

    How to repair email

  6. If some addresses are invalid even after repairing then you can delete them manually by clicking the incorrect address and pressing the “delete” button on your keyboard. Or using the “Remove suspicious” feature.

    Incorrect email format

  8. After repairing your contact list you can save it as a .txt, .csv, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .odt, or .ods file. Also, you can copy the list to the clipboard. Furthermore, as the program is fully compatible with other Atomic products, it’s possible to export the list to another program, for example, to Atomic Mail Sender, a program for sending emails or to Atomic Email Verifier, a tool for checking the validity of a contact base.

    How to repair damaged email

So, for example, if 20% of the list turned to be damaged emails, try to repair them with the help of Atomic List Manager. Then check once again if there are any invalid addresses. If there are some, remove them.

Download Atomic List Manager and repair incorrect addresses for free


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Written by: Tatiana Pyrih