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Understanding Nexl's email connector and data enrichment

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Written by Gillian Hood
Updated over a week ago

Nexl's Email Integration

Nexl is integrated with your firm's mail server—whether that's Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft365 or Google Workspace (G-Suite). This integration allows Nexl to see who you're emailing (but not the contents of the email), and use our data enrichment process to automatically build your database of Contacts and Companies.

When you write an email to someone (or book a meeting with them on your calendar), Nexl will automatically add that person to your Contacts, as well as adding the associated company to your Companies.

Nexl does not automatically add Contacts or Companies that email you, as you undoubtedly receive lots of emails from people and companies that are you have no desire to be in touch with (aka SPAM)!

Although we pull names and email addresses from your email server into Nexl, we do not have access to the content of emails (or meeting descriptions). This is to ensure we protect the privacy and confidentiality of your communications—especially privileged communications. We only track the "meta-data" of the interactions, such as the parties names and emails, the date and time, and what type of interaction it was (i.e. a meeting vs an email).

Data Enrichment

Nexl uses data enrichment to add a range of additional data to all the Contacts and Companies you engage with. Enrichment is valuable for any organization because it makes your data more useful and insightful, and saves you hundreds of hours of manual data entry to complete the profiles in your Nexl account.

Data enrichment is the process of combining first party data from internal sources (in our case, the meta-data we get from emails and meetings), with other data from external sources. We use third-party data providers to help us keep your Contact profiles as detailed as possible.

Data enrichment allows Nexl to automatically add full names, job titles, social media profiles, locations, tags, and more to individual Contacts. On a Company level, it enables us to automatically add details like websites, Company social media profiles, phone numbers, industries, HQ locations, company descriptions, headquarter locations, estimated employee counts, and more.

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