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Comparison of Clearout with Hunter

We have compiled unswayed comparison between email list cleaning services. Compare the leading bulk email verification services and select what works best for your business.

Last updated: Jun 16, 2021

Overview

Clearout - Overview

Clearout is an email verification company with an overall email verification accuracy of 96% on valid, invalid, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, and other emails. It allows you to pick a plan according to your email validation frequency - one time or a monthly subscription.

If security is your primary concern, don’t worry. Clearout protects data using the 256-bit SSL protocol with an encryption layer and is bound to the privacy policy. They have a wonderful community where you can find discussions, tips, tutorials, and more. You’ll even be able to get quick answers to your questions. Isn’t that amazing?

They have launched their JavaScript verification widget, which can help you validate emails in real-time in all types of forms. It is effortless to integrate into your system, so there is no requirement for a developer.

 

Further, they even provided phone number validation. It certainly helps you to get rid of useless phone numbers in your databases. It saves lots of your time and even reduces your efforts while doing marketing through SMS. No other email checker provides this type of service!

 

Clearout is the standard email verification company being great in overall services.

Pros

  • Best in Accuracy

    According to our April 2021 audit report for Clearout, it ranks on the 5th position in LCA’s recommended list of ten most accurate email verifiers. If we compare this data to its previous audit report, it gave 93% accuracy, which has been increased to 96%. So, we must say that it has improved its accuracy factor for sure!

  • Up To The Mark Turnaround Time

    Clearout could verify 10K email addresses within 300 minutes; however, the average industry standard turnaround time is 498 minutes for 10K emails. Thus, Clearout can be considered as one of the fastest email verification tools in the industry.

  • Customer Support

    Clearout allows you to reach its technical support team through email and live chat support. As per our experience during its auditing, its customer support is interactive, and they typically take 10 to 12 minutes for a live chat response and around 30 minutes for an email response. We must say that we got the complete & detailed solution for the technical queries we asked them.

  • Extreme Data Security

    Clearout doesn’t compromise anything when it comes to users’ data security. It uses the 256-bit SSL protocol for protecting your data. It also binds to its privacy policy with an access control mechanism for processing the data.

  • Free Trials & Credits

    Like other email verifiers, Clearout also offers 100 free credits upon successful signup; and they never expire.

  • Easy to Use REST API

    Clearout provides REST API, which you can integrate into your platform easily for quick and bulk email validation. The good feature of this API is that it can easily be integrated with all programming languages.

Cons

  • Expensive

    Clearout asks $58 for 10K email verification. With that, it covers under the most expensive email verifiers’ list. No doubt, it provides good accuracy at this cost, but the same or more than this level of accuracy for 10K emails can also be achieved at the lowest cost from other vendors such as MyEmailVerifier, DeBounce, etc.

Hunter - Overview

  • Hunter is more of an email finder than an email verification service. Hunter is designed to identify and validate only professional email accounts. However, its email finder is a tool to consider for acquiring quality leads.
  • Hunter only verifies professional emails it will now verify other domains live Gmail and yahoo in bulk.

Pros

  • Fast Email Verification

    Hunter takes almost half of the average industry standard turnaround time, i.e. 498 minutes for 10K email addresses. When we at LCA performed its auditing, it took 250 minutes for 10K email verification. Thus, we can consider Hunter as one of the fastest email verifiers in the industry. However, it doesn’t come under the top 5 fastest vendors; it undoubtedly comes under the list of top 10 fastest vendors recommended by LCA.

Cons

  • Extravagant

    Hunter is one of the most expensive email verifiers in the entire email verification industry. It charges $198 for 10K email address verification. Apart from that, its minimum order value is also high. You will have to purchase a minimum of 1000 credits at $49 per month, and if you choose a yearly plan, it will be $34 for 1000 credits. Thus, Hunter is not a very affordable option for a startup or small scale business owners. It ranks in the 30th position in LCA’s recommended list of cost-effective vendors.

  • Less Accurate

    As per our latest audit performed on Hunter, it was found 87% accurate. If we compare it with the standard accuracy level, i.e. 96%, Hunter’s accuracy is not up to the mark. It acquired 19th rank for its accuracy among 35+ other vendors audited by LCA.

  • Poor Integration Facility

    This email verifier currently allows you to integrate your account with only five applications: Salesforce, HubSpot, Pipedrive, Zoho, and Zapier. If we compare this feature with DeBounce (integration with 100+ apps) and Emailable (integration with 70+ apps), it will be very clear that Hunter lacks in providing integration facility.

  • Few Free Credits

    Hunter offers only 50 free credits to its users during a month. During the audit of 35+ email verifiers, we found that most of the vendors provide a minimum of 100 and a maximum of 1000 credits for free. So, we can say that Hunter lacks behind in giving a total number of free trials and credits.

Rating Comparision

Clearout - Rating

3.6/5

Overall

Accuracy

Turnaround time

Price

Features

User Friendly

Customer reviews

Hunter - Rating

3.46/5

Overall

Accuracy

Turnaround time

Price

Features

User Friendly

Customer reviews

Pricing Comparision

Clearout - Pricing

  • $35 for 5000 Emails
  • $350 for 100K Emails
  • $1100 for 1M Emails

Minimum order value is $3.5 for 500 credits. The credit never expires.

Hunter - Pricing

  • $99 for 5000 Emails

Minimum order value is $ for credits. The credit never expires.

Free Trial Comparision

Clearout - Free Trial

  • One Time 100 verifications available After signup
  • Credit card Not Required
  • Verification Accuracy - 96%

Hunter - Free Trial

  • Monthly 50 verifications available After signup
  • Credit card Not Required
  • Verification Accuracy - 87%

Accuracy Comparision

Clearout Hunter
Gmail Accuracy 100 94
Yahoo Accuracy 100 89
AOL Accuracy 100 100
Outlook Accuracy 100 100
Hotmail Accuracy 100 100
Other Accuracy 50 50

Multiple Different Validations

Clearout - Multiple Different Validations

  • Verifies accounts with .
  • Verifies accounts with .
  • Detects accounts with .
  • Find accounts with .
  • Find accounts with .
  • Greylisting verification
  • Domain And MX Validation
  • Remove Duplicate Emails
  • Habitual compaliner detection
  • Honeypots/Spam trap
  • SMTP Verification
  • AOL Account Verification - Accuracy( - 100% )
  • API verification

Hunter - Multiple Different Validations

  • Verifies accounts with .
  • Verifies accounts with .
  • Detects accounts with .
  • Find accounts with .
  • Role based account detection
  • Greylisting verification
  • Domain And MX Validation
  • Remove Duplicate Emails
  • Habitual compaliner detection
  • Honeypots/Spam trap
  • SMTP Verification
  • AOL Account Verification - Accuracy( - 100% )
  • API verification

Integration's Comparision

Clearout - Integration's

Hunter - Integration's

Customer Support's Comparision

Clearout - Customer Support

Claimed By Clearout
Live Chat
Email
Phone
Reality
Live Chat
Email
Phone
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Not available
  • Clearout provides excellent support via email, live chat, and phone support.
  • Clearout replies within 30 minutes to emails. 
  • Clearout's customer support is interactive and provides great information to the customers for technical and non-technical queries.
  • Clearout's live chat supports replies within 10 to 15 minutes with excellent details.

Hunter - Customer Support

Claimed By Hunter
Live Chat
Email
Phone
Reality
Live Chat
Email
Phone
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Not available
  • Limited time Live chat support is available.

  • Hunter offers good customer support via email.

Advanced Feature's Comparision

Clearout - Advanced Features

    • Greylisting Verification: With the use of the latest anti-greylisting technologies, Clearout can detect the real status of email addresses with up to the mark turnaround time.
    • Catch-All Detection: Clearout identifies the catch-all type email addresses and marks them to prevent you from adding them to your email campaign and increasing your email deliverability rate.
    • Syntax Error Identification: Clearout is very sharp at identifying syntax errors and makes your email list clean and accurate. This is how it will save your email marketing campaign from breaking down just because of a small syntax error in email addresses.
    • Blacklist Verification: Clearout’s email verification engine lets you keep one step away from the honeypot with the blacklist verification capability.
    • Remove Dots: Removing dots from the Gmail addresses prevents you from spending multiple credits over all those Gmail accounts pointing to the same inbox.
    • Auto-Suggestion: Clearout corrects spelling mistakes and obvious typos made by the subscribers while writing email addresses with the auto-suggestion facility. This will not let your campaign break due to the general typos.
    • Duplicate Removal: Clearout removes all duplicate email entries from your email list for free of cost.
    • Disposable Identification: Clearout can precisely identify the email addresses generated from the disposable email providers.
    • SMTP Validation: It determines the active mail server by verifying the SMTP providers for every email address in your list.
    • Spam Trap Detection: Clearout’s multi-layer algorithm identifies email addresses where there are chances of spam traps.
    • Mailbox Quota Verification: To save your campaign from a high bounce rate, Clearout accurately verifies the mailbox by checking whether it accepts any new mail or not.
    • Free Account Verification: Clearout can easily identify the email addresses belonging to the free account services such as Gmail, Yahoo, etc.

Hunter - Advanced Features

  • Hunter offers services like email finder and domain verifier which aids in generating quality leads.

  • Team subscriptions - Hunter allows you to share subscription plans with team members at no additional cost.