I have a growing email list which will be utilized for email marketing now. I am looking to check if all the emails are valid, but was left confused If I have to verify or validate my email database.
I would love to know a difference between Email Verification and Email Validation.
What is Email Verification?
Email Verification a process of identifying spam, junk and/or invalid emails from your email list without sending emails to them. Using this process, most of the businesses clean their email list before sending marketing emails. Even measured in fractions of pennies, sending mail to dead addresses is a process that only gets worse over time.
What is Email Validation?
Email Validation is a swift process of identifying invalid email addresses by identifying typos and syntax errors from every email address in your list. Usually, it is like syntax checking of your emails and removing them from your list.
Now regarding your following question ...
If I have to verify or validate my email database
You need to first validate your email addresses (remove invalid emails) and later verify your email list before sending them marketing emails.
Note: most of email verification services will validate email addresses before processing email verification operations on them.