BENCHMARK EMAIL FINDER

What is the best
email finder in 2024?

An independent outbound expert has conducted a comprehensive comparison of 14 email finder tools to help you determine the best option. The benchmark methodology, along with the input and output files, are provided to ensure a fair and transparent evaluation.

ALL TOOLS COMPARED IN THE BENCHMARK

Raouf Lemouchi

Outbound Expert

As a lead generation expert, Enrow commissioned me in May 2024 to conduct a benchmark to see how their tool compares against industry leaders like Apollo, Hunter, and Dropcontact.


I created a file of 300 prospects, each containing the individual's first name, last name, and company name. I selected four countries: the USA, Germany, France, and Israel.


I processed the files through 14 Email Finders, sent emails to all the found addresses, and analyzed the results to calculate the True Email Finding Rate, the Discovery Rate, the Bounce Rate and the Best Value For Money.

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True Email Finding Rate

This rate represents the number of emails a provider finds minus the bounces. It corresponds to the true email discovery rate that you should trust.

Enrow ranks 1st with 66.45%, Apollo is 2nd with 65.06%, and GetEmail is 3rd with 52.67%.

Ten out of fourteen providers have a rate below 40%, which means you need to combine at least two tools to exceed 50%, leading to a loss of time and money.

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Email Bounce Rate

This rate represents the percentage of false emails out of the total number of emails found for each provider

Skrapp, Anymail Finder, Dropcontact, and Enrow are the only tools with a bounce rate below 3%, making them the clear winners of this comparison.


In contrast, Apollo has a bounce rate of nearly 7%, which can quickly negatively impact your deliverability. GetEmail, with a bounce rate of 14%, significantly increases your chances of landing in spam folders and getting your domain blacklisted.

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Cost Per Valid Email

The cost is calculated based on each provider's first plan. In the case of billing per search, we apply the true email finding rate in the calculation.

Datagma and Enrow offer the best pricing per email with the pay-per-valid-email model.

The traditional pay-per-search model is highly flawed as it does not clearly count the emails you receive and significantly increases your costs.


For instance, a valid email is 3.5 times more expensive with Hunter than a search, and with Dropcontact, it is 3 times more expensive.

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Benchmark Full Report

This rate represents the number of emails a provider finds minus the bounces. It corresponds to the true email discovery rate that you should trust.

The results of this benchmark clearly show that Enrow is the best email finder if you want to maximize the number of emails found while maintaining a bounce rate that will be good for your deliverability and domain reputation.


We are also the best value for money, as we are 3 to 15 times cheaper than other tools.

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The Benchmark Protocol

Discover the methodology we followed to conduct a fair and transparent benchmark of the best email finders.

To conduct this study, we created a file of 300 prospects.


With a thorough approach, we scraped 75 leads across 4 countries: Germany, France, USA, and Israel. To ensure a diverse range of leads, we divided the 75 leads into 3 subgroups of 25 each


We then scraped the top 25 results on Sales Navigator for each company size: 1-10, 201-500, and 10,000+ employees.


Our comparison of email finders was swift and efficient. We provided a CSV or XLSX file containing only the First, Last, and Company Name for each lead, with all enrichments completed within a prompt 48 hours.


To verify the validity of the email addresses, we sent an email to each address using a cold emailing tool and then waited 72 hours to collect all the bounces.


We have produced a dashboard that you can download below, which includes all the emails found for each provider, a list of all the emails that bounced, and the calculations used to create the above graphs.

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All Files

Click to download a file or download the full report just below.

FAQ

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