A Brief Guide to Finding Business Email Addresses

Sep 27, 2013

Email illustration - freeEditor’s note: My colleague, Jeremy Roberts, editor of, 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 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 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.

Rapportive (free)– Rapportive for Gmail is a tool that has been mentioned previously on SourceCon. Below is a video that demonstrates how one can guess email addresses using Rapportive. – test individual email address (free) – test a list of email addresses (there is a cost based on how many addresses are tested) – find the email format used by thousands of US companies

A post from the SourceCon archives discussing this issue

Finding personal addresses is a bit more complicated. What tool are you using to find business email addresses?

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