Email Address Lookup
In our increasingly digital world, email has become an indispensable communication tool. Email use is so widespread that there are nearly 230 billion emails sent and received every day. Originally designed to send messages between the users of the same computer system, email as we know it expanded in 1972 to allow messages to be sent between multiple distinct systems. Since the standards used were created at a time when account holders were verified by the administrators of each distinct computer system, it was easy to tell exactly who sent any message that you received.
Unfortunately, as the use of email expanded dramatically in the intervening years, the inherent flaws in the system became more apparent. These days, users may have multiple email accounts spread across several domains, and the system administrators have lost the ability to independently verify who each individual user is. As a result, it has become challenging for email users around the world to know the exact sender of many of the emails they receive, or even if the sender is the legitimate holder of the address listed on any given message. To remedy the problem, there are now several methods that you can try in order to discover and verify who has sent a message to you.
Since emails are used in every corner of the globe, the first thing you should do to find out who has sent them a message is to use a search engine. Google’s search engine is the obvious standard, but any well-known search engine will do as well. By conducting a search of the address of a sender, you may uncover several useful pieces of information. Examining the search results may yield web pages that associate any given email address with a person’s name. In addition, the results may indicate that the address has been used to send unsolicited or unauthorized emails. This information may reveal the legitimate sender, as well as if they are likely to have actually sent the message.
Examine the Contents of the Message
The email in question may contain some useful information you can use to determine the sender. First, if the message purports to be from someone you know, you may be able to spot spelling and grammar errors that person wouldn’t commit. If that’s the case, there’s a good chance that the message isn’t from that person.
If the message is from someone whom you’ve never had contact with previously, you can check to see if the email appears to have come from where it claims to. To do this, you can examine several things:
- Verify that any links listed in the email actually point to where the text of the link indicates it should. In most email interfaces, hovering your mouse over a link will reveal the actual address it will take you to.
- Check the message headers to determine if the server that transmitted the message is the legitimate email server for the sender’s domain. The process to view headers varies with each email program (or web interface), so check with your email or software provider for instructions.
- Use an IP location tool to see where the physical server used to send the message is located. The IP address of the sending server should also be in the message headers, and you can use most search engines to get an approximate map location.
Search Social Networks
Since many people maintain profiles on social networking websites such as Facebook and LinkedIn, searching the address in question may reveal the sender’s name. Since these platforms require their users to list an email address in order to open an account, there’s a good chance you may find the person you’re looking for. If possible, try to cross-reference your findings across several social media sites to make sure that the profile you find actually belongs to the person listed.
Use a People Search Engine
Since verifying email senders is such a universal problem, there are now purpose-built search engines that provide email lookup services and reverse email search capabilities. They make use of the massive amount of publicly-available data on the internet to link email addresses with their senders. Some of them can even provide a full background check so you’ll have a lot of specific details about the sender as well.
The Right Tools For the Job
By making use of the tools and techniques outlined above, you’ll never again find yourself staring at an email wondering “whose email is this?”. With a little effort, every email user has the power to find out the name behind the messages they receive, as well as if the message has actually come from the person who claims to have sent it. Learning these methods will go a long way towards protecting you from email scams and potential online harassment. You now have the power to take back control of your inbox.
You’re here because you’d like to find someone’s email address by their name. No problem! You can quickly find an email address by name by conducting a background search on the person. Let me show you how you can do this. First off, you will need to gain access to a public record website. Once you join for a few dollars you can conduct unlimited background searches, email reports, property address lookups, criminal history reports and much more. But the main reason why you’re here is to find someone’s email address with only a name.
1.) Public Records Databases
Once you’re a member of FreeBackgroundCheck.org you will log into the member’s area and conduct a background check on the person that you’re trying to find an email address for.
Now type in the persons name and location. Once you do that then hit search and you will be shown some results. Choose the one that is the best match and click view details.
You will get the person’s age and home addresses. Choose the one that matches the person you’re looking for. Once you’ve clicked view details then you will be shown the person’s background report which will contain the person’s email addresses that are on file. Click email addresses on the tab and you will be shown the person’s email.
Now I’ve clicked email addresses and I am taken to the email results that are on file for this person.
For this person, there are 5 email addresses on file. Also listed is the persons IP address which you can also find out a lot of information about a person with their IP address. This is a quick way to find someone’s email address by their name.
2.) Facebook Email Search
With Facebook you can type the person’s name into the search box and see if they have any email addresses listed on their profile. You’ll have to do some digging because most people will not publicly list their email address, but some will.
3.) LinkedIn Email Search
Kinda of the same with Facebook. You can search and hope to see the person’s email address publicly listed but most likely you won’t find it. But it’s worth a shot.
4.) Google Email Lookup
Type the person’s name, city/state and the word email or email address in brackets and parenthesis and see what you can get. EX: “John Smith email address” [John Smith email] you may uncover some email addresses this way if the person has listed an email address on a public forum, website or in a social profile somewhere online. This is a free way to find someone’s email address using their name but it will most likely take a lot of digging and narrowing down results.
All in all, if you want a quick way to find a person’s email address using only their name then I recommend gaining access to the public record database at FreeBackgroundCheck.org. With this database you can conduct unlimited email lookups and background reports on anyone for a few dollars. It’s a lot more reliable and quicker this way.
You’re here because you are looking for public records on a person or place. Don’t worry I will tell you what a public record is and how to find them on almost anyone or anything.
1.) Public Record Databases
Public record databases such as FreeBackgroundCheck.org compile data from thousands of resources to provide users with a searchable database of public record information. You can find out if someone has a criminal history, check a person’s marital status, view recent addresses, find phone numbers, see if a person has filed for bankruptcy, find out when someone was born, find out why someone went to jail and much more. You can start a search for just a few dollars and conduct unlimited public record searches.
As you can see you can conduct a background check on anyone using public records. You can check public criminal records and court cases, view phone numbers, public arrest records, bankruptcies, if they are divorced and more. Below are a few more screenshots and searches you can do.
I did a quick public record search on a person and as you can see it pulled up a ton of results such as if the person is married, if they are a home owner, date of birth, occupation, phone number, address, email address, criminal history and much more. I just wanted to show you some of it.
As you can see there are many different types of searches that you can do once you become a member for a few dollars. You can start your public record search here.
Pipl public record searches are pretty awesome too (just watch out for the advertisements). You can search for public records by name, username, email or phone.
I did a quick search for John Smith and Pipl came through and pulled up the results.
Now I’m going to click on one of the results just to give you an idea of what type of public records you can get.
You can see how old the person is, view a nice photo, see the person’s career, education, cities he’s lived in and people who they are associated with. If you want more in-depth information like FreeBackgroundCheck.org gives then you will have to pay. As you can see the personal info, online photos, social profiles, and contact info is “sponsored”. But not bad at all for a free public records search.
With Spydialer you can do a reverse phone check, email address lookup, address search and people lookup. The results are pretty basic and mostly lead to sponsored results but it does provide some useful results for free such as email, address, and phone searches. You won’t find any in-depth information but you can get basic results for free but you are limited to how many searches you can perform. Also, pretty cool feature is you can hear a person’s voicemail without having to call the phone yourself.
Search by phone, people, address or email. In this case, we’re going to search for people to give you an idea of what you’re working with.
So now you have to choose the person you’re searching for by a basic location. So if you have more than one person with the same name in the city you’re searching for then this is going to be a lot harder to figure out. So now I clicked on one of the results and I’m then led to some sponsored results on the side (I cut the ads out on this screenshot) and then a basic address, some possible relatives and a link to spydial the phone number.
Now I clicked to spydial the phone number and I get to hear the person’s voicemail. Pretty cool.
2.) Government Resources
All in all the people search is pretty useless. However their phone number search, email and address search are much more worthy of your time.
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The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government.
USAspending.gov is the publicly accessible, searchable website mandated by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 to give the American public access to information on how their tax dollars are spent.
The Census Bureau’s National Processing Center (NPC) in Jeffersonville, IN, maintains copies of the 1910 to 2010 census records. Records from the censuses of population and housing are publicly accessible 72 years after each decennial census’ “Census Day.” The most recent publicly available census records are from the 1940 census, released April 2, 2012.
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- Local City & County Government Websites
Your local city and county government websites usually will have links and resources for the public to access records such as property records, marriage records, arrests, warrants, sex offenders, deaths, unclaimed property and more. It’s easy to do a Google search for these type of websites. Just type in your city or county and type in the type of records you’re looking for after that. You will then be shown a list of your local resources that are available.
If you’ve ever had the question “Who’s email is this?” You’re not alone. Many people get random emails sent to themselves, their kids and their partners and they’d like to know who sent the email. Believe it or not, there are websites that let you conduct totally free email lookups online and websites where you pay a small fee and get unlimited reverse email searches. So if you want to find people by their email or just do a quick email search then keep reading.
1.) Pipl Reverse Email Search
Believe it or not, pipl does provide a totally free reverse email search. It’s pretty darn good too! This website provides social photos, addresses, people associated with the person, phone numbers and more that are associated with the email address you did a search on. So if you want to do a reverse email and see free results then this is the website for you.
2.) Facebook Email Search
Facebook provides a killer reverse email search tool for free as well. All you have to do is (if the person’s profile settings allow) enter the email address into the search bar and you will find out who owns that email address and be able to view the results instantly. Regardless if you’re looking up a Gmail or Yahoo email account you can use the most powerful social network on earth to trace an email address to its owner.
3.) Google email lookup
Of course, we can’t forget Google. All you have to do is type the email address in Google and go down that rabbit hole. You will some times see the person’s Facebook page who owns the email, websites, user names, dating profiles and more. Definitely, one of the best reverse email look ups you can do is to use Google.
4.) Other Social Networks
Now if you have a username of the person and you want to know the person’s email address then you can search Reddit, Twitter, Linkedin etc to find other personal identifying information about them. Such as if the person has a website, their place of work, phone numbers etc. All this other identifying information can be put in Whois for website ownership, Googled and or Facebooked to help you find phone numbers, email address ownership and more. You’ll just have to dig a lot if you only have a little.
5.) Spydialer Email Search
Spydialer is a free reverse email search tool that does provide pretty decent results. It tends to build it’s database of emails up by allowing users to share their contacts in turn for free database searches. However, you do get some free searches before they ask for you to share and you can also pay a fee for a certain number of searches. By and large, this is a pretty decent way to find out a person’s email address without paying.