NameAPI is a web API
to handle people's names
in your software.
27.03.2015

White paper: Name Genderizing

Want to get on the right foot when addressing someone, but you don't know if the person is a she or...


20.02.2015

Version 4.1 Deployed

As announced, the version 4.1 has been deployed.


06.02.2015

Version 4.1 Release Candidate Online for Testing

The new version is available for testing now. Unless issues are discovered that require postponing,...


Disposable Email Address Detector

The DEA-Detector checks email addresses against a list of known "trash domains" such as mailinator.com. 

  Try these:
  1. abcdefgh@guerrillamail.com
  2. larry@google.com
  3. test@example.com

What are disposable email addresses?

DEAs are short-lived inboxes under a temporary address. Users are concerned about privacy, and in order to keep their real inbox spam-free they turn to such quick hacks.

From a user perspective, this is a totally legitimate move. However, you as a service provider do not want such trash email addresses in your databases because

  • your contact is lost after a couple of minutes
  • future mails will bounce

If you do require users to enter an email address, make sure it's not a temporary one.

Our list of such trash domains is updated periodically and contains over 3000 entries.