- Normalize Emails Before Hashing for Improved minFraud Scoring

The client APIs for minFraud Score, Insights, and Factors now normalize emails prior to hashing them for improved risk scoring. Email normalization ensures that minor, inconsequential differences in the email input (i.e., jadoeisonline@yahoo.com and jadoeisonline-12345@yahoo.com) do not result in minFraud treating these as different email addresses.

Our client APIs for minFraud Score, Insights, and Factors have been updated to support email normalization so you may need to refresh yours in order to get automatic email normalization. If you interface directly with our REST API or use minFraud Legacy, we recommend that you normalize email addresses prior to hashing. Please see our developer’s site for guidance on how to normalize emails.