The release of Global Email Web Service V4 includes a number of new response fields, specifically regarding domain information. To access the newest version, existing V3 users can simply switch the service URL to:
- Standard: http://globalemail.melissadata.net/v4/WEB/GlobalEmail/doGlobalEmail
- Secure: https://globalemail.melissadata.net/v4/WEB/GlobalEmail/doGlobalEmail
If you do not update your WS, V3 will remain active. However, V3 will not receive any new feature updates.
The update will also apply changes to Melissa’s Result Codes. Global Email Web Service V4 will no longer return the result code of ES02 – Invalid Email. See the Additional Information for more details.
New Response Fields – WhoIs Domain Information
The following response fields are available in Global Email WS V4. They can be utilized to find domain information and server locations. The For example, “gmail.com” will give back the location of Google’s Mail server.
- Domain Age Estimated: The estimated age of the domain in days.
- Domain Expiration Date: The date the domain expires/expired in the YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS format.
- Domain Created Date: The date the domain was created in the YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS format.
- Domain Updated Date: The date the domain was last updated in the YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS format.
- Domain Email: The email associated with the domain.
- Domain Organization: The organization associated with the domain.
- Domain Address 1: The street address associated with the domain.
- Domain Locality: The locality associated with the domain.
- Domain Administrative Area: The administrative area associated with the domain.
- Domain Postal Code: The postal code associated with the domain.
- Domain Country: The country associated with the domain.
- Domain Country Code: The country code associated with the domain.
- Domain Availability: Check to see if domain is available for purchase.
- Domain Private Proxy: Check if domain is behind a private proxy.
Additional Global Email Web Service V4 Fields
Deliverability Confidence Score: Returns the probability [0-100] % of an email sent to a mailbox will be successfully delivered.
This score will range from 0-100. The higher the number, the higher the chance the email is “deliverable.” determines the probability of emails reaching the mailbox of your recipients. Email records with a high percentage are more likely to reach the mailbox. We suggest filtering by result codes first, then performing a second filtering based on scores to refine results.
Privacy Flag: The top level domains or countries that may be sensitive to privacy laws. Returns Y for yes and N for no. Handle emails with a Y in privacy flag with caution.
The Privacy Flag will show a “Y” if the Top Level Domain is located within Europe. This flag is used to notify clients that the email might adhere to GDPR compliance. For example, “.de” is a German Top Level domain. Any emails that end with a “.de” will have a “Y” in the Privacy Flag field. Any Top Level Domain that is not based in Europe will have an “N.”
Global Email Web Service V4 will not be consumable in SOAP, only REST and JSON are available.
Global Email Web Service V4 will not have the result code of ES02 Invalid Email. If your logic is dependent on the Result Code ES02, please modify the logic in your code accordingly and follow proper update procedures to prevent sudden disruption of service. Errors will simply result in EEXX format, indicating Email Errors. For more information regarding our Email Error result codes, click here.
The Global Email Web Service V4 update includes the addition of new elements in the Response Structure which in effect also changes the WSDL structure. Please follow proper update procedures to prevent sudden disruption of service.
For further information, please visit Melissa’s Global Email Web Services V4 Wiki here.