- Not applicable
- Web (Subscription)
- requires an Act! subscription
- Act! for Web
- Act! for Windows
- Act! v18, Act! v19, Act! v20, Act! v21, Act! v22, Act! v23, Act! v24, Act! v25
- Desktop, Cloud, and SaaS versions of Act!
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Scrub your email list with
The simple online solution for improved email deliverabily
Act! estimates that the average distribution list suffers 25% decay each year.
Fight list decay with Link2list.
Fight list decay with Link2list.
Act! Marketing Automation is a powerful and cost-effective way to generate new leads for your business. However, to get the most from AMA, you need an actionable database that is well-maintained, clean, and deliverable.
And this assertion is not just good advice, it's a cautionary tale. Using old or unscrubbed data with AMA will reduce the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns in the short term, and could have long-term business implications, as well. Emailing an unsafe or unengaged audience can lead to a poor sender reputation, which in turn can reduce your email deliverability and increase your overall bounce rate. And a high bounce can jeopardize your AMA account. In fact, AMA users with a sustained bounce rate of 5% or higher can face account suspension, and if left uncorrected, can lead to account cancellation with no refund.
So if the benefits of using a clean distribution list are so obvious and the perils of an unscrubbed one so dire, why wouldn’t everyone practice better list hygiene? The simple answer is it takes a lot of work, but thanks to Link2list, it no longer has to.
Keystroke has developed Link2list, a powerful scrubbing service that is as easy to use as it is effective. Link2list is part of the Linktivity Suite, and it allows Act! users to quickly validate the email addresses they have in Act!, updating each record with a deliverability rating. Act! users just have to select a target group, click Start, and Link2list will verify 1-3 contacts per second until it’s complete.
It's that simple.
And Link2list is available in two levels of service. The first uses our native email verification system, and the other integrates with the industry leader in email validation, BriteVerify.com. Both work at the same speed, with results within 7% of each other for accuracy. The best part is you have a choice, with no manual data entry in Act! required for either.
The magic is in the math
In fact, we're so confident Link2list will work for Act! users, we're providing the first 500 record validations* at no extra charge. After that, charges range from $0.003 to $0.01 per record, depending on which service you use. That means for as little as $50, Link2list will scan 10,000 contact records inside your Act! database in less than an hour!
First 500 Scans
Blocks of 1,000
Blocks of 5,000
Blocks of 25,000
After the first 500 contact records are scanned, users must purchase additional verification blocks to continue scrubbing their contact list. Scan blocks carry forward with on-time renewal, but expire when subscription lapses. Each renewal will include a free block of 500 scans. Scans that return an "error" are not deducted from your balance.
System Requirements & Subscription Terms
- A current Act! subscription (Act! v18 or higher)
- Act! security role of "Standard" or higher, with WebAPI permissions assigned
- Act! Premium Cloud or Act! Premium with a WebAPI URL, or locally install Act! Connect Link
- Act! WebAPI v1.0.409.0 or K-API
- All prices listed are in USD, and billed per user/per database
Link2list's Time Saving Features
Simple Steps to Good List Hygiene
Works with groups in your database
Target the contact's whose emails you wish to validate by creating either static or dynamically populated group in Act!, and Link2list will only check those contact's email address. This could be your master marketing group from which all your small marketing groups are comprised.
Updates the email status field
Link2list creates the required field in your Act! database, and then indicates whether that contact's email address is valid, invalid, accept all, or unknown.
Run Link2list from anywhere
Link2list is an online service, meaning you can run it from anywhere - including tablets and Mac's. No need to have Act! installed, Link2list uses the WebAPI to connect to your database from anywhere.
Run Link2list on multiple groups
Link2list can be configured to run against as many groups as you wish, each with their own schedule. Configure Link2list based on what makes sense for your unique database.
Your choice of email verification
Link2list offers two types of email verification - our native service and one that integrates with Briteverify.com. Both authenticate the email addresses in your list at similar speed and accuracy, but the native service requires little or no setup (Email verification fees are sold separately).
Schedule your List Scans
Configure Link2list can be configured to run a scan on a designated group on an automated basis each day, week, or month. You can even exclude contacts that have been previously scanned to save costs.
No software to install
Link2list is an online service, meaning there is no software to install.
Rinse & Repeat
Keep your email list current & accurate by running regular scans. Over time existing contact's email addresses become invalid, and new contact's will be added, so it's important to run Link2list regularly to maintain good list hygiene.
Related Link2list Videos
Link2list Animated Walk-through Learn how to get your BriteVerify API Key Getting started with Act! Connect Link2list FAQ's
Real-time Email Verification API: The single-verification API is ideal for integrating point-of-capture data verification into your own applications. This transactional email verification API should be used in response to an action, like a form submission or button click. It should NOT be used for verifying emails in an existing list or database one-by-one. So for that purpose, you may utilize the Bulk API.
Please note that our native email verification system introduced in late November 2023 does not require a BriteVerify API key.
There are only 4 statuses for an email in Link2list and BriteVerify.
- Valid: The email represents a real account / inbox available at the given domain
- Invalid: Not a real email
- Unknown: For some reason we cannot verify valid or invalid. Most of the time a domain did not respond quickly enough.
- Accept All: These are domains that respond to every verification request in the affirmative, and therefore cannot be fully verified.
No, it cannot because an API connection cannot read a web based lookup. The API uses the record manager's credentials to access the data directly, not an active login session.
Our Opt-in Manager API utility has the ability to work with a basic or advanced query of contacts, but it cannot see a current look-up.
By default the answer is No. If an email address has been scanned and the Email Status field updated, Link2list will skip over that address, and you won't be charged. If, however, you wish to verify emails that have been previously checked, you can click the checkbox below the Link2list settings, and it will scan ALL email addresses in your selected group. In this case you will be charged by Validity.com for those rescans.
No we do not. The customer's BriteVerify account is in no way linked back to Keystroke, and we're not paid in any way from Validity.com, which speaks to the confidence we have in their service.
Absolutely not. All three legislations have different principals, priorities, and penalties, but none pertain to your individual bounce rate. Your bounce rate can impact your domain reputation and your account with your email service provider (ESP), which also includes Act! Marketing Automation. Continued bounce rates in excess of 5% can lead to account suspension and eventual termination without refund.
Most email service providers (ESP's), including Act! Marketing Automation deem anything below 5% bounce as acceptable. Continued rates above this threshold can lead to account suspension, and eventual termination if not improved.
Yes, you can configure as many scans for as many groups as you wish, but each scan can only be linked to one group.