Email Risk Report

What is it?

The email risk report assesses the fraud risk of an email address and confirms its authenticity. The main use case for the email risk report is to identify fake and suspicious users. We often recommend coupling the email risk report with other report types, like the phone risk report to help show a fuller picture of the individual. Please note that we will not always be able to surface information associated with an email address.

Interpreting the report


Whether the email is suspicious or risky.


The email is from an temporary/disposable service.


Email has exhibited spammy behavior (e.g. spam trams, login form abuse).


Whether or not the email address is valid. Checks in real-time if the email address is valid. For example, is not a deliverable email address.

Valid MX

Whether or not the email server has a valid MX record. MX records tell the internet where your mail servers exist to receive mail and also serve as an indicator of where you're sending mail from.

Domain Age

Number of days since the domain was created.

Domain Age Days

Days since the domain was created.

Domain Exists

If the domain is valid.

Credentials Leaked

The email credentials were leaked at some point in time (e.g. a data breach, pastebin, dark web, etc.).

Estimated Age Days

The estimated age of the email in days.

Associated Workflow criteria

  • Email Address Reference Count
  • Email Address Domain Exists
  • Email Address Deliverable
  • Email Address Disposable
  • Email Address Spam
  • Email Address Suspicious
  • Email Address Valid MX


Persona is not a consumer reporting agency and the services (and the data provided as part of its services) do not constitute a ‘consumer report’ for the purposes of the Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The data and reports we provide to you may not be used, in whole or in part, to: make any consumer debt collection decision, establish a consumer’s eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, government benefits, or housing, or for any other purpose authorized under the FCRA. If you use any of any of our services, you agree not to use them, or the data, for any purpose authorized under the FCRA or in relation to taking an adverse action relating to a consumer application.