Do you run a business where sending email regularly is necessary? Have you sent out a number of emails expecting replies but received none. In the real world, not every email address is valid. This fact breeds the problem of not being able to easily tell whether or not an email address is still active. You sure don’t want to keep wasting your effort sending out mail to addresses that might be inactive. You can rest easy, as there are simple methods to help you verify the validity of an email address. Here are some examples of helpful web tools: Email Checker Email Checker is a web tool for confirming the status of an email address. In addition to being free, it is quite easy to use. You just have to enter the email address and tap the check button. The tool runs a check and tells you whether or not the email address is valid. Just visit www.email-checker.net to use this tool. Enter the email address you would like to check and Email Checker will show you the results. Mail Tester Mail Tester is a web tool that let’s you enter an email address to verify if there are problems with it or if it exists. A number of tests will be run on the email address without an actual email being sent. Visit www.mailtester.com , enter the email address and it will show you if its active or not. Verify Email This web tool is similar to other tools in its email verifying function. It requires you to enter the email address and click the check button. It then connects to the mail server to ascertain whether or not an email address is active or existent. Visit www.verify-email.org to use this tool. If you are past the cold email stage and want a tool to manage your contacts and help you cultivate real professional relationships, check out Covve. Covve offers the sophistication you would expect from a CRM system, packaged in an intuitive contacts app.