If you choose to verify your status via your work email, our system will automatically validate the authenticity of the address. In most cases, this only takes a few seconds. However, if we are unable to authenticate the address our team will review it, which may take up to 24 hours. Once your email address has been verified as valid you will receive an activation link to verify ownership of the email address. You must click this link in order to validate that the email address belongs to you.