How Do I find Someones Email Address On Facebook

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

How to use a social network site to find an email address for someone

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So you don’t have any contact details for a person but you need to get a message to them somehow. Send them an email message right? Well yes but how do you send someone an email if you don’t know what their email address is? It’s almost second nature now to simply click on your email application, pull up someone’s address and fire off a quick message. It’s quick, painless and doesn’t cost you a thing over and above what you pay for your Internet access. Occasionally it doesn’t work and it can come as a bit of a shock when you realize that you don’t have an address to send to. So, you need to learn how to find someone’s email address and here is a way to do it using Facebook.

Whenever someone asks me how they can find an email address for someone I send them first to an email tracer web site that I know will give them the best chance of finding the address quickly and easily. The site I use has been collecting emails from many sources for years so there is a good chance that they will have the one you are looking for in their database. This doesn’t always work however so I’m going to give you an alternative. It’s more work for you and it isn’t guaranteed to work but it’s worth giving it a shot.

Who doesn’t have a Facebook account yet?

There is no foolproof way to find an email address and some addresses are easier to find than others. Knowing about various ways that you can look up email address can come in handy sometimes. I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite methods using Facebook.

It seems like everyone has a Facebook account nowadays. All my friends do and most of their parents do too if only so that they can keep an eye on what their children are doing. In fact it’s hard to find someone that doesn’t have an FB account. This is a good thing because facebook users all have an email address stored away in their account. If you aren’t on FB then go and register straight away.

Log in to Facebook and click “Find Friends”. Type the persons name who you are looking for and click “People” in the menu. You should see a list of matches appear. You might get a lot of matches depending on how common a name you are looking for but most people have pictures loaded so it’s often not difficult to find the right person.

FB does not display peoples email addresses but it will allow you to send them a private message as long as the recipient has opted to receive messages.

FB is a good place to contact people but sometimes it doesn’t work

Not absolutely everyone is on FB unfortunately and many that are do not want to be contacted by anyone who happens to look them up so they may have set their options to stop this happening. If you don’t see a link to send them a message you can ask them to be your friend or you can hunt for one of their friends who does allow messages and try and contact your person through them.

This is why you should always try a specialist email tracer web site first when looking for email addresses. It can potentially save you a lot of time.

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Author: Steve Gee

How Do I Find Someones Email Address By Plain Guesswork

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Yes you can guess an email address if you are clever

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Are you trying to get in touch with someone that you have no contact information for but you think that it might be a good idea to send them an email? Well it’s a good idea except that you have to find their email address first.

Don’t worry, you are not alone here. I’ve found myself in the same situation several times. I like sending email because it’s quick, easy and usually relatively unobtrusive but what do you do if you don’t have the address?

The obvious answer is to use a specialist

You can spend a lot of time searching for an email address so it’s often best to go with the fastest method that has a good chance of working first. My favorite quick method is to go for an online email database specially designed to trace down email addresses for you. It’s not guaranteed that you will find the address on one of these sites but you have a very good chance of doing so.

There are literally thousands of domains and email providers on the Internet and the addresses that you are looking for could be almost any combination of letters and other characters. There is absolutely no way that any kind of compulsory registration to a central register of email addresses could ever have worked. At least if there were such a thing then email would be a lot different to what we know it as today. This is why specialist web sites have been collecting email addresses from anywhere that they can get them for years.

Email address guesswork

If you don’t find the email address you are looking for in an online email database then it’s time to get your thinking cap on and do some real Internet sleuthing to find it.

Guessing an email address isn’t easy and it requires a degree of creativity. If you can come up with a few reasonable possibilities for what the address might be then you can send them all a polite message asking them if they are the person that you are looking for. This is a bit like firing a shotgun in all directions and hoping that you hit the right spot at least once.

Before you continue you might want to make absolutely certain that you’ve never received an email from this person or a business card or perhaps even a letter written on company paper with contact details on it. If you do have one of these then finding the email address will be so much easier.

How to guess someone’s personal address

The first thing you need to guess is the email domain. Can you remember if they had a gmail.com, hotmail.com or a yahoo.com address perhaps. If you don’t know then you might use all of these as possibilities because many people use one or more of these domains for email.

Next you need to make up combinations of the persons first and last name by putting a character like a hyphen, underscore, dot or just run the two names together. Now get your list of name combinations and domains and put them together with an ‘@’ between them like this .@domain. For example john.smith@nowhere.com. Do this for all combinations to come up with a list of all possibilities. You might just have guessed the right address somewhere in this list.

How to guess a work address

If you know where the person you are looking for works then you can try guessing their corporate email address. This can often be a lot easier than guessing a personal address because corporate emails often use a more systematic approach. First find the domain for the corporate email. You can do this by looking up the web site for the business. Then look around the site for any kind of contact information that displays an email address. If you can find any address then you can examine it and have a good guess at what your persons address might be. It could be their full name with a dot in between or first initial followed by last name is a popular scheme.

Make up a list as with the personal addresses and send a polite message to each of them. Then wait to see if you get any replies.

Using an online email tracing service can be a lot easier

Well that’s the basic idea of how do I find someone’s email address by guessing and as I said, you have to be creative and a good helping of luck will help too. You may need a lot of patience to get this to work for you.

Why not try a specialist Email Tracer web site first. You might find that it’s all you need to find what you are looking for and can be a lot quicker than guessing.

Author: Steve Gee

How To find Someones Email Address With Facebook

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Use social networks to find someone’s email address

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It’s funny how something like an email address can become so important in everyday life and yet it can be so difficult to find one sometimes. Almost everyone has an email address today. Well, at least most of the people that I know have one and I expect that you are the same. Sometimes, if you don’t know how to find someone’s email address it can be a nightmare. For some reason you can’t ask the person what their address is. Often it’s because that’s why you wanted to send them an email in the first place. You have no other way of contacting them.

When I get asked this question I usually send people to an online email tracer web site that collects emails for this very purpose. I find that this is always the best place to start because it can save you a lot of time but sometimes you need to try different approaches. The one I’m going to tell you about is how to use facebook to find email addresses.

Almost everyone has a Facebook account

Not all email addresses are that easy to find so it’s good to know about other ways that can help you to find them. One of my favorite methods is Facebook and I’m going to explain how you can find an email address using this very popular social networking web site.

I said earlier that that most people that I know have and email address. Well almost as many have FB accounts too and it’s possible to find people using the ‘Find Friend’ FB search feature. You have to have an account to do this but you might as well sign up if you haven’t already because most other people have done.

When you have created yourself a Facebook profile you can then click on the “Find Friends” link and type in the name of the person you are interested in into the search box. Clicking ‘People’ from the menu will show you members who match the name. You may well get a long list of people to choose from depending on how common the name is. Finding the right one can often be easy though because because most people have their photo uploaded.

When you have found the person that you are looking for you can then send them a private message by clicking the link by their name. The site will not show you persons email address but you can ask the person to send it to you in your message. Remember to be polite at all times when emailing and messaging people. You don’t want to offend anyone.

Facebook is good but it isn’t always the answer

With a little luck you may be able to find someone’s email address using this technique but it’s far from foolproof and it does take time. As I said most people seem to be on this social networking site but not everyone is. Also FB users users can opt to not receive messages from you. If they have done this then it will not be nearly as easy for you to contact them. If you find this to be the case and you can’t send your person a message, take a look at the profile of some of their friends. If one of them allows messages then you can ask them to forward your message to the person that you are interested in.

This is why I always suggest that you try an online email tracerweb site first. Utilize a web site that specializes in finding email addresses for you.

Author: Steve Gee

How Do I Find Someones Email Address By Guessing

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Guessing someone’s email address is possible but…

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Have you lost someone’s email address? Are you trying to get in touch with someone by email but you never asked them for their address? You probably don’t have a telephone number or any other way of contacting them right?

This happens a lot. In fact it’s happened to me many times. Email is such a convenient way of communicating with people today whether you are friends, business acquaintances or even just people that you would like to get to know better. So how do I find someone’s email address when I find myself in this situation?

Save time by using a specialist email directory

This has happened to me many times before so the first thing that I do is go straight over to a specialist email finder web site because I know that it’s my best chance of finding the email address and it can save me a lot of time trying to find that address by other means. All you have to do is enter the name of the person and in no time you should have a list of possible addresses. You then just have to pick the one that you are looking for.

Unfortunately there is nowhere that you can go to find a list of every single email address ever used. There are just far too many of them and there is no such thing as compulsory registration to a central body or list. Sometimes even the specialist email tracers will not be able to locate the address for you.

How to guess an email address

If you don’t have any luck with the email tracer web site then there are several other methods that you can use to find someone’s email address. One of these methods is what I like to call “Guessing the email address”.

You can guess what the email address might be and then send a polite message to that address explaining that you are trying to find someone but you don’t know their address. Make sure you apologize for their inconvenience. You can’t just make up any old address though, that would get you nowhere. You need to be a bit clever about it.

At this point it’s probably worth checking that you haven’t ever received an email message from this person before. If you have and you can find it then you can simply reply to it and the problem is solved.

Guessing personal email addresses

If you are going to try and guess a personal email address for someone then you first need to guess the domain of the email provider. This is the part of the address that appears after the ‘@’ such as ‘aol.com’ or ‘gmail.com’. If you have a good idea of the domain you can then try guessing various combinations of the persons name with a dot, underscore or hyphen between the first and last name. You can also try nicknames if you happen to know them. Use these combinations to produce a list of addresses that look similar to ‘first.last@ aol.com’. Of course the more common the name the less chance you have of finding the right one.

Guessing work email addresses

Personal addresses are very difficult to guess so you might have better luck trying a corporate email address if you know where the person works. Assuming that the person has an address at work that is of course. First find the web site of the company where the person works and note the domain of the site. It will be something like ‘acmecorporate.com’. Many corporate email systems use a systematic approach to email addresses using combinations of first and last name or first initial and last name. Make a list of possible addresses like you did for the personal address.

Now a lot of these emails will bounce back to you with a message like ‘recipient unknown’ but some of them might get through to real people. If it’s the wrong person and you enclosed a nice message then they might make a little effort to try and find the right recipient for you. This is more likely to happen with corporate addresses. I often get messages in error at work and I simply forward them to the right user.

Use an email service – it can be a lot easier

So now you know how you can find someone’s email address by using a little educated guesswork. I have to tell you though that it’s a long shot at best. The chances of this method working for you are not good.

This is why I always suggest that you try a specialist Email Tracer service first because very often it’s going to be your best chance of finding the address you are looking for.

Author: Steve Gee