Daryls tend to poke at the keys with only their index fingers like they’re afraid each key will burn them.
People with ‘z’ in their name use mechanical keyboards and rarely make mistakes. I also factored in the fact that any dot before the @ in gmail addresses is ignored and that ‘f’ and ‘h’ are pretty much the same letter when you think about it.
(The flip side is I fail and be told my address isn’t valid when it is! She regrets buying the domain, too, but won’t give it up, just like the guy that’s got I am more likely to mis-type with a letter on the visible keyboard with no shift key required (I apply a weighting to non-modified keys in the model). So from a list of 117 million email addresses I have calculated the frequency of occurrence of each character and for each, noted which keys lie closest on the keyboard, and factored in the likelihood that a mis-stroke will create an invalid email address.
” That’s like saying that opening and closing your fridge really quickly conserves energy and helps fight climate change.
Sure, it helps, if we want to be slaves to the word ‘help’.
Moreover, to prevent email address testing, many email providers accept the recipient address at first no matter if the address is valid or invalid, only after you sent the email data to the server, then the server rejects it if the recipient address is invalid. If you don’t get Transport Error and Failure Report in 24 hours, that means the recipient is valid.
If you get Failure Report, you should consider to remove this recipient from your mail listing.
For example, ‘e’ is considered a low risk of invalidating, because all surrounding keys would still result in a valid email address. So although it’s less common than ‘e’, it carries a higher risk of resulting in an invalid email address if missed.