Editor’s note: My colleague, Jeremy Roberts, editor of SourceCon.com, recently discussed how to find business email addresses. A shortened version of his article is presented here.
I am sharing a list of resources and techniques that will help you find business email addresses.
Linksy.me – Linksy is a great place to start when searching for email addresses. Linksy generates possible email addresses based on a persons name, then cross-references those names with gravatar.com to see if the person has a gravatar account with a photo. If the person has a gravatar account, one can simply use that email address and initiate contact. If the user does not have a gravatar account, Linksy has generated a list of possible email addresses that can be tested using one the tools below.
http://www.mailtester.com/ – test individual email address (free)
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http://www.briteverify.com/ – test a list of email addresses (there is a cost based on how many addresses are tested)
http://email-format.com/ – find the email format used by thousands of US companies
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