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Comparison of ZeroBounce 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: Sep 11, 2021

Overview

ZeroBounce - Overview

ZeroBounce is a US-based renowned email verification service that is also one of the fastest-growing companies in the email verification industry (according to INC. 5000).

Their API integration can validate any email addresses to stop unwanted signup and have cleaned email lists. Even they provide a well-managed API dashboard to look over the daily and monthly reports.

Their A.I. technology is beneficial to get the score of your email address that is identified as the catch-all but quite risky to send through A.I. scoring you get a proper idea of whether to send an email on each email address or not. 

ZeroBounce pricing is much higher in contrast to other providers like MyEmailVerifier & Debounce. While the other two verifies 10k emails in less than $30, Z.B. is asking $60 for the same. 

Worried about your data privacy? You don't need to be with Zero Bounce. They are Swiss EU-US privacy shield certified vendors. There are only 2-3 vendors who are having this certificate. 

Zero Bounce is a qualitative choice for the ones who look for extra information about the email validation results and informative analysis.

Pros

  • Good Accuracy

    ZeroBounce claims for 99% accuracy, and it actually gave 99% accuracy when we performed its auditing. This is what builds trustworthiness in the eyes of its users. With this, it stands at 2nd position immediately after MyEmailVerifier in terms of accuracy.

  • Highly Secured

    ZeroBounce stands ahead when we talk about users’ data security. It provides military-grade protection along with a data encryption facility at the time of email verification. Apart from that, it also removes your data immediately after 30 days from the email verification process.

  • Scoring Facility

    ZeroBounce uses A.I. to score email addresses from 0 to 10 based on how subscribers interact with your emails. 10 is considered as the best quality rating, while 0 is considered as the lowest quality rating. Based on this scoring, you can quickly know which contacts are good to target and whether they are likely to convert into your final customers or not.

  • Commendable Customer Support

    Just like MEV, ZeroBounce’s customer support is admirable. You can contact them through email, phone call (during their business hours), or through live chat (24/7/365). We got speedy replies in detail for the technical queries during the auditing. The response time is under 15minutes.

  • We have no limits on number of files or file sizes per day hour etc. no limits with ZB.

  • ZB unknown rate is under 1% consistently for the last 3 years.

  • Good Integration Facility

    It also lets its users integrate their ZeroBounce accounts with 45+ 3rd party applications, including well-known ESPs such as Mailchimp, Active Campaign, AWeber, and many more. Thus, you as a user can easily upload an email list from any of these 45+ apps and manage your marketing activity from a single platform.

  • Gender & Geo Location Detection

    When we uploaded an email list file of CSV format consisting of the first name column, the ZeroBouce system detected the gender & geo-location easily from that information. This is where ZeroBounce stays ahead of other email verifiers.

  • Quick Turnaround Time

    While auditing ZeroBounce, it took 450 minutes to verify 10K emails. On the other hand, the average industry standard T/A time is 498 minutes for 10K email verification. Thus, we can see that ZeroBounce’s actual T/A time is less t

Cons

  • Less Affordable

    ZeroBounce asks for $65 for 10K email addresses, which is very high compared to other vendors such as RemoveBounce, DeBounce, etc. Moreover, its minimum purchase size is 2000 credits at $16. With this, ZeroBounce gets 22nd rank for its pricing/affordability among 35+ other vendors audited by LCA.

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 88% 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

ZeroBounce - Rating

3.8/5

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

ZeroBounce - Pricing

  • $39 for 5000 Emails
  • $390 for 100K Emails
  • $1755 for 1M Emails

Minimum order value is $390 for 100k credits. The credit never expires.

Hunter - Pricing

  • $99 for 5000 Emails

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

Free Trial Comparision

ZeroBounce - Free Trial

  • Monthly 100 verifications available After signup
  • Credit card Not Required
  • Verification Accuracy - 99%

Hunter - Free Trial

  • Monthly 50 verifications available After signup
  • Credit card Not Required
  • Verification Accuracy - 88%

Accuracy Comparision

ZeroBounce Hunter
Gmail Accuracy 98 93
Yahoo Accuracy 100 100
Outlook Accuracy 100 100
Hotmail Accuracy 100 100
Yandex Accuracy 100 100
Other Accuracy 100 100

Multiple Different Validations

ZeroBounce - 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
  • 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
  • API verification

Integration's Comparision

ZeroBounce - Integration's

Hunter - Integration's

Customer Support's Comparision

ZeroBounce - Customer Support

Claimed By ZeroBounce
Live Chat
Email
Phone
Reality
Live Chat
Email
Phone
  • Excellent
  • Good
  • Average
  • Not available
  • Apart from the prominent services, their support is commendable.
  • ZeroBounce provides quick support via email, answers are detailed and informative. It takes 1 to 3 hours to respond to the email ticket.
  • They provide 24/7 support via Live Chat.
  • ZeroBounce replies on live chat instantly.
  • ZeroBounce answers the user's technical queries with great explanations and details.
  • They also provide support via phone during business hours, i.e. Mon-Fri (5 am-7 pm). EST

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

ZeroBounce - Advanced Features

    • Higher Level of Security: ZeroBounce provides military-grade security for its users’ data.
    • Catch-all Email Detection & A.I. Scoring System: This email verifier is accurate at detecting the catch-all email addresses, and it has the A.I. scoring system based on which in-depth validation is possible to find the best contacts.
    • Enhanced Resultant Data: It can automatically detect the names, gender, and location based on the email addresses we provide.
    • Deduplication at No Cost: ZeroBounce also facilitates its users to deduplicate the email list without using any credit. Apart from that, it can also detect 29 types of risky email addresses to maintain the hygiene of your email list.
    • No Charge for Unknown Emails: This tool doesn’t charge anything for email addresses that the platform itself can’t identify. As a result, these kinds of emails are generally returned as “unknown.”

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.