Is Dropcontact the best alternative to Hunter.io?
Today one of the most used solutions to find professional email addresses is Hunter.io (they claim 1 million users/month).
Let us show you why you should use Dropcontact instead!
Find professional nominative email addresses without a domain name
To find a professional nominative email address, Hunter.io needs the following basic information: first name, last name, and domain name. However, you don't often have access to the domain name but you do have the company name. Therefore, the first step with Hunter.io will be to find the domain name and for that you will have to use a credit.
First name, last name, and company name are enough information for Dropcontact to find a professional nominative email address. So you do not need the domain name! Dropcontact will find it for you and it is included in the search. And if you have the domain name, the search will be even faster!
Hunter.io: 1 credit to find the domain name
Dropcontact: the domain name search is included
Find professional nominative email addresses
The domain name you have found and the first and last name will allow you to find the professional email address. At Hunter.io, searching for an email address uses a credit. At Dropcontact it is all included! By comparing the two solutions, you will realize that Dropcontact finds more professional email addresses than Hunter.io.
Hunter.io: 1 credit to find the professional email address
Dropcontact: searching for a professional email address is included
Email address verification
With Hunter.io, once you have found the professional email address, you need to verify it. When trying to find an email address, Hunter.io provides a confidence rate. This percentage may be high but after checking the email address with their own tool, it can still be invalid! So you have to pay again to check email addresses that you have just bought which, some of them, are fake 🤔
At Dropcontact, we provide you with professional email addresses verified by our own algorithms. They are guaranteed 95% valid and the verification is included in the search. If an address is wrong, you just have to send it to us and we will refund it to you.
Hunter.io: 1 credit to verify the email address
Dropcontact: the verification is included
Catch-all email addresses
When searching for a professional email address, catch-all email addresses may be found. Indeed, a company may have configured its mail server to catch-all, which means that the server accepts to receive all emails from the domain, even if the address does not actually exist. In this case, it will be impossible to know if an email address exists or not.
So when you are looking for email addresses, it is better to have as little catch-all email addresses as possible.
Hunter.io provides you with catch-all email addresses with a high confidence rate. If you do not get them checked, you might send emails to invalid addresses and you will never be read.
On the other hand Dropcontact always tells you if an email address is a catch-all (qualification: non_confirmed).
Dropcontact, the all-in-one solution
Dropcontact goes even further and:
- adds the title in front of the name of your contacts
- rectifies first name/last name inversions and corrects first names
- merges duplicates, even without common fields
- corrects false domains and email addresses
- normalizes your contacts' information
- enriches contact data (social networks: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter...)
- enriches company data
More competitive prices
Hunter.io charges one credit for each request and here is what they define as a request:
So you can have different cases that come up:
- Research with the domain name: 1 credit to find the professional email address
- Research without the domain name: 1 credit to find the domain name + 1 credit to find the professional email address
- Research without the domain name and verification of the email address: 1 credit to find the domain name + 1 credit to find the professional email address + 1 credit to verify the email address
To find the verified professional email address with the last name, the first name and the company name, Dropcontact only uses 1 credit 😉
Dropcontact: the search for the verified professional email address uses 1 credit; you have 1,000 requests per month from $24.
Hunter.io: the search for the verified professional email address charges 3 credits; you have 333 requests (1 000/3 = 333) per month for $49.
We have designed Dropcontact with a guided, simple, and above all very intuitive user experience.
And if you are a Hunter.io user, the easiest way is to test and compare.
Moreover, our team remains at your disposal for any questions!
To complete your free trial, just click here 👇