Why are Check Results pages indexed by search engines?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Indexed search results help others identify spam and bulkmail

Each time you search for a sender's email address or domain Bulc Club Member Rating on our site, we create a special page for that address/domain that is accessible to search engines like Google and Bing. Afterward, when someone searches for the same address/domain using a search engine, this page shows in the results. This helps in two ways:

  1. Results pages help non-members discern if an address/domain is one our members identified as a possible bulkmailer.
  2. If you've ever received a call from an unknown number and Googled it before calling them back, this is almost the same thing. Results pages help draw attention to our club and (hopefully) attract new members. Remember: the more members, the more accurate our ratings, the more everybody wins.

We caution our members not to enter the email addresses of their friends and family into the Check Member Ratings page, as indexed search results may be accessible to bots that comb the web for email addresses to add to bulkmail distribution lists. If someone has checked the rating of your email address and we've indexed the page, we provide a link on that page to remove it so that it won't be indexed in the future.

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