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Email outreaches are one of the strategies to grow your blog or business and to connect with people in your niche or industry.

But what happens if you don’t know the person or how to contact them via email?

That’s where this tutorial comes in.

The strategies in this post will help you get results anytime you’re looking for anyone’s email address.

Let’s dig in.

Frequently Asked Questions on Looking For an Email Address

Some common questions when looking for someone’s email address include:

Can I Find an Email Address Using Somebody’s Name?

Yes, you can find someone’s email using their name.

There are many strategies to achieve this.

Some known tactics include using an email lookout tool and straight-out educated guesses.

What is the Best Way to Find Somebody’s Email?

From our experience, the best way is to use an email lookup tool.

Some of the most accurate email hunters include Getemail.io, Voila Norbert, Find That Email, and Name2Email.


What You’ll Need When Looking For an Email Address

Some of the tools or apps you’ll need to follow the strategies in this post include:

  • Email Finder: You can select any of the email finders listed below in this tutorial. They all operate on the same premise.
  • Twitter: Twitter is a great social app for connecting with other people. It’s also a great place to find someone’s email because of its advanced search tool.

Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Find Any Email Address

Below, we share three ways to find any professional email address.

These strategies include:

  1. Using an email finder to search for a business email address.
  2. Using Twitter to look for an email address.
  3. Finding email addresses by guessing.

Using an Email Finder to Search For an Email Address

All you need to enter into most email finders is the person’s name and company website or personal blog.

That’s all.

There are numerous email discovery tools in the market, but some of the most popular ones include:

  • Voila Norbert
  • Name2Email
  • Getmail.io
  • Find That Email
  • Find That Lead
  • Hunter

These tools are either free or offer at least 50 free email searches per month.

The table below highlights the key differences between the email finders above.

Email FinderTypeFree SearchesPricing
Voila NorbertWebsite50 for trial purposes only$49 per month; maximum of 1,000 successful results
Name2EmailChrome ExtensionUnlimitedFree
Getmail.ioWebsite10 per month$49 per month; maximum of 300 successful results
Find That EmailWebsite50 per month$29 per month; maximum of 500 successful results
HunterWebsite50 per month$49 per month; maximum of 500 searches
Find That LeadWebsite50 per month$49 per month; maximum of 5,000 searches

It’s important to note that these tools have varying degrees of accuracy.

Sometimes, you may need to search multiple email lookup tools to find results when looking for an email address.

To illustrate how they work, we’ll demonstrate with Voila Norbert.

Steps to Find an Email on Voila Norbert

STEP 1: Visit https://www.voilanorbert.com/

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STEP 2: Click the “Get 50 leads for free” button to register.

STEP 3: Enter the requested details and click “Sign Up.”

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STEP 4: You should see a screen like this afterward. In our case, we had an account before and had completed some searches.

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STEP 5: Now enter the person’s first and last name in the first text box and the person’s company website address or personal website. Click “Go Ahead, Norbert” to complete the search.

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STEP 6: The results are displayed below the text boxes.

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Can you see the green dot before the email?

That signifies the accuracy of the email.

When you hover over the email, you’ll see a percentage. In this case, the accuracy of the email is pegged at 97%.

Ensure you’re sending emails via a secure email platform and with a domain-specific email address after you’ve found the person’s email.

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A red dot before any contact information means there is low confidence in the accuracy of the result.

Using Twitter to Look For an Email Address

Twitter’s search tool is quite advanced and provides different ways to search through a person’s account.

If the person whose email you’re looking for tweets regularly, they may have shared their email with a follower or acquaintance before.

You can also use Twitter (social media in general) to connect directly with the person instead of sending a cold email.

That’s one of the cold emailing tactics we recommend here.

Here’s how to use Twitter as an email finder.

STEP 1: Log into your Twitter account. Enter the person’s name into the search bar at the top-right corner.

STEP 2: On the next page, click “Advanced search” to bring up more search options.

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STEP 3: In this example, we are searching for the email of Jon Mackenzie, a writer at The Athletic.

In the “All these words” box, enter the word “email.”

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In the “From these accounts” box, enter “@Jon_Mackenzie.” Click “Search” to continue.

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STEP 4: Scroll through the result to see if any tweet contains the person’s email.

In this example, we found an email from a 2018 tweet.

Obviously, this isn’t useful because they no longer work there, but the general idea is clear.

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Find Email Contact Details by Guessing

All emails at a company usually follow the same format.

If you see the email for one staff member, you can guess for others.

The most common email formats – in the order of popularity – are:

How to Find the Email Format a Company Uses

If they are a public company, you can check their annual report.

You’ll find the contact information of many of their executives there.

For private companies, especially startups, look at press releases announcing investment rounds or the company’s website.

How to Verify Your Email Guesses

Once you have a few guesses, you can verify the email in two ways.

  1. Some of the email finders mentioned in this article have email verification tools. Just enter the email. You can even upload a spreadsheet, and the email hunter will verify the emails on the list.
  2. You can also verify an email with your Gmail account. Attempt to compose an email. Enter the email guesses into the To field. If any email is connected to a Google account, you’ll see the person’s picture when you put your cursor over that email.  

Looking For an Email Address: Similar Topics to Check Out

Users who have followed this guide have found the following tutorials equally helpful.

  • How to Create a Business Email: What to stand out with a professional business email? Learn how you can create one for yourself with this guide.
  • How to Whitelist an Email: If you don’t want to miss an email from a particular address because the emails entered your junk folder, then you should whitelist the email address. This guide provides all you need to know.
  • How to Create a Mailing List in Gmail: Learn how to send emails to a group of people from your Gmail account.

Wrapping Up: Looking For an Email Address

There you have it! Now, you can find anyone’s email address.

As a blogger or small business owner, you’ll need this skill for email marketing and cold outreaches.

Good luck with your connections, and remember not to spam people.

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