The twenty-first century is the century of technological advancements and an era of the Internet converting the world into a global village. Nowadays, almost everyone is connected to almost everyone via the Internet and its applications. 

To connect with everyone, you need to have a specific address for identification. That address is called your email address. An electronic notification system that lets people talk to you. 

Would you believe me if I told you that as of now, there are 4 billion users on the internet who have an active email address against their name?

Even with the exponential growth of chat apps and mobile massagers, it is being predicted that by the end of 2025, 4.6 Billion email addresses will be registered and actively used by internet users around the globe. 

A survey conducted in 2020 reflected that around 306 Billion emails were sent every 24 hours around the globe. Why so many, you ask, advertisements my dear friend. 

It’s all the marketing strategy. Shred-it down to pieces, and you will know 80% of the emails sent around the globe are just newsletters and subscription emails. 

In today’s article, we will discuss finding someone on the internet via their email address. This may sound crazy at first, but thanks to technological advancements. Most

Though most of these websites are providing paid services which are very reasonable charges in return for the emails you get.  But let me amaze you with why pay when you can find information for free. 

So today we will be discussing how to find someone’s email address to have a formal conversation with. 

Why do you need to find an email address?

With easy access to social media, why would any need to find someone’s email address? A very basic question to understand the daily working dynamics. 

It is said that social media is a place where you interact informally. And sometimes you need to be more appealing and convincing to the same person you were talking to on some social media website. 

It can be an invite to a proposal presentation. It can be an invite to a discussion. It can be a sales pitch. It can be an alert to onboard newly joined resources. Or maybe it is an invite to a book launch. Now, this event needs proper formal invites, you don’t want things to go south on your book launch event.

All of your professional needs, make you write an invitation to people. You need a formal write-up to float. It has to be convincing and appealing enough to make an impact. 

Where do you start?

You have to be smart and stubborn with finding someone’s email address. It is a time taking process so you have to be very patient as well. The logic is pretty basic, it’s hit and try. But the question is where to hit and what to try. 

So I am going to break it down for you. First I will be sharing with you the most obvious free-of-cost websites where a personal and professional email address can be found easily.

And then I will share the services which will charge you some fees but lets you find the professional email address of the person you want to approach.  


LinkedIn is a professional website where almost every professional is registered. The users here on LinkedIn can join the platform with the help of their personal or professional email addresses. 

The platform lets you send emails and messages. You can simply ask the user to share their email address or you can be smart and read in between the lines to find their professional email addresses.

Usually, the email is in the web address bar of the user profile page. 

Find the company’s website

Throughout your life, you are advised to work smart not work hard. Smart working is that if you are looking for someone specific to be in touch with, check which organization they are working in via LinkedIn. 

Google the official website of that organization and see if the organization has shared the contact information of that person. If not go to the contact us section and leave a contact back alert email. 

Google It

Do you know that Google knows everything? Like literally everything. Yes, and on top of it, Google is willing to share the information for free if only you know how to ask? 

Use the Google search feature by typing in the first and the last name of the person you are looking for and add the name of the organization they work in.

Yippee, that it. 95% of the time, Google will help you find the correct person for you without you breaking a sweat, physically or otherwise. 

The remaining 5% of the time, you might end up finding someone else’s email address. But the comparison of 95% success ratio to 5% failure ratio is nothing and can be ignored easily when it comes to having a free-of-cost service.

To minimize the impact of failure (the 5% chances of wrong identification) I recommend you to use alternative search mechanisms. What are alternative search mechanisms? 

These are options that help you to refine your search and ask Google to do a more target-oriented search. It combines:

  • Person name and title
  • Title and organization name
  • Organization hierarchy on LinkedIn

Easy peasy. Not a single penny has been paid by you yet and you already know the three most affected free of cost ways to find a person’s email address. Am I not working like a genie for you?

Social media pages

Organizations need to maintain their presence on social media platforms. They don’t usually display the email addresses of their employees. But they always tag them in their posts. You can contact the person and request them to share their official email address. 

This is an unusual way of getting to know or collect email information but always works. Plus you get to do some PR before sending in your email. And that my dear friend is always a positive sign for you. 

The Push Notification Alert

This is a rather unconventional mode to collect email information. Push notification works differently. It is a push notification which is popped up when your customer visits your website. They are asked to share their email addresses to get continuous updates. 

Push notification might help you connecting with your client unofficially, but with a convincing tone and effective communication skills, you will get them to share their official email address. 

This will require a lot of energy and time investment from you. But if you are smart then you modify the push notification in a quick tweet and tag the person to get his attention. 

Let’s discuss some paid platforms which help you find people a lot more quickly but obviously, that will cost you some money. Though it will save your time and all the hassle of manually searching for someone.

The paid tools

Email discovery tools across the internet provide you with one of the easiest ways to find someone’s email address. 

All you need to do is to input the person’s name you are looking to connect with and the organization’s website where they work. 

The discovery tool will do the rest for you. And within seconds the email discovery tool will find the email address you are looking for.

If this is not magic then what is. Here is the list of the top 5 highly recommended email discovery tools:

    1. Multiple search options i.e. bulk name and organization search combinations
    2. It comes with a Google Chrome extension and easily installable. 
    3. Let’s export the email address file
    1. It gives you an option to search with name and a company’s website
    2. It allows single and bulk domain searches at a time. 
    3. Comes with a compatible Google Chrome extension
  3. Find That Lead
    1. Lead search by first name, last name, and company name or domain
    2. Social media search
    3. Comes with a compatible Google Chrome extension
  4. Skrapp
    1. It allows an advanced level of single and bulk domain searches at a time. 
    2. Helps with specific domain level search
    3. Comes with a compatible Google Chrome extension
    4. Let’s export the email address file
    5. API integration with your email domain and mobile application
    1. Helps with specific domain level search of popular social media web platforms only.
    2. Comes with a compatible Google Chrome extension
    3. API integration with your email domain and mobile application

Bottom Line

To wrap it all up, I am hopeful, that I have shared enough information with you to sort out which email finding technique is the best for you and you will be using it more often.

I will still point you towards Google search options but hey it’s your business and you get to decide what’s best for you. In case you are not convinced to use Google free of cost services then you have a vast range of email discovery paid tools. 

So if you have decided that an email discovery tool will work for you and are looking for an affordable all-in-one option then you have to consider a tool that provides you with a wide range of options and multiple features.

That’s it from my side. I will be happy to know that you have started to collect email addresses already. If not then what are you waiting for?

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Finding an email is quite a simple task, only if you how to make Google work for you. 

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Nikita is an expert SEO Content Writer, with expertise in creating unique write-ups in DIGITAL MARKETING.

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