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  1. Preface
  2. Getting Started with Informatica Address Verification (On-Premises)
  3. General Settings
  4. Input Parameters
  5. Process Parameters
  6. Address Enrichments
  7. Result Parameters
  8. Output Fields
  9. Assessment Codes and Return Codes
  10. Frequently Asked Questions
  11. Geocode Countries

Developer Guide (On-Premises)

Developer Guide (On-Premises)

Calculating Mailability Score

Calculating Mailability Score

Address Verification considers multiple factors when it calculates the mailability score. Address Verification bases the calculations principally on the Process Status Code value and the Element Result Status value for the address. Other factors that influence the mailability score include the granularity of the reference data for the country and the postal relevance of the address values.
For example, if Address Verification cannot verify input elements such as street and house number because the data is absent from the reference database, Address Verification reduces the mailability score value.
Additionally, country-specific factors influence the mailability score. For example, when you verify United States addresses, the mailability score calculations considers deliverability factors such as the R777 status of each address. An R777 (phantom route) address is an address in a location that is served by P.O. Box delivery although the mailing address contains valid street information. In such cases, Address Verification might assign an address a Process Status value of V4 or C4 and a Mailability Score value of 1, because the USPS does not deliver to the street address.

Mailability Scores in the United States

The following table describes the relationship between Process Status values and Mailability Score values in United States addresses:
Process Status
Mailability Score
I1 and I2
0
I3 and I4
1
C1 and C2
2
C3
3 or 4 For example, the input address contains sub-building data, but comparable sub-building data is absent from the reference database.
V1 and V2
4
V3, V4, C4
3 For example, neither the input nor the reference data includes a house number for the address.
4 For example, default high-rise match.
5
Address Verification can downgrade the mailability score for a United States to 1 in certified mode if the input house number is not found in the Delivery Point Validation reference data.

Mailability Scores in India

The following table describes the relationship between Process Status values and Mailability Score values in India addresses:
Process Status
Mailability Score
I1
0
I2
1
C2, I4, and I3
2
C3 and C4
>
V2 and C4
4
V4 and V3
5 For example, the address contains valid delivery information.

Mailability Scores in the Rest of the World

The following table describes the general relationship between Process Status values and Mailability Score values in many other countries:
Process Status
Mailability Score
I1
0
I2
1
I3, I4 and C2
2
C3 (and sometimes C4)
3
C4 and V2
4
V3 and V4
5

Mailability Scores in Certified Modes

Processing in certified mode may result in different mailability scores than batch or interactive mode, because certified databases can contain additional data points against which to verify the input.

Local Factors in Mailability

The mailability score is a general estimate of deliverability. Local factors can influence the likelihood of successful delivery. An incorrect address due to missing sub-building data might have a good chance of correct delivery in many countries. Conversely, a United States address might find a fully valid match in the reference database, but the address might also appear on a non-delivery table from the USPS. In such a case, the United States address returns a mailability score of 0.