Finding someone's email address using Mailscoop is easy. Follow the steps below to get started!
Find Someone’s Email In 3 Simple Steps
All you need to get started are three pieces of information:
- Your contact's first name
- Your contact's last name
- A link to the website of the company where your contact works
Let's say we want to find Elon Musk's email address. We already know his full name so we just need a link to a website for one of the companies he "works for." Let's use SpaceX in this case - their site is www.spacex.com.
With that in mind, our search would look like this:
Finding The First And Last Name Of Your Contact
To find someone's email address, you'll need to know their name.
Checking LinkedIn is one of the easiest ways to find this information.
On the person’s profile, right under their picture, there can also be a button labeled “Contact Info” (I say “can be” because people have the option to remove it). Occasionally, people will have their email address listed right there as well!
Finding The Company Website For Your Contact
Your contact's company website is the website URL of the company they work for. You'll have to do a little research to find the one that hosts employees' emails.
Example: Coca Cola
Website: www.coca-cola.com or www.coca-colacompany.com
Verifying The Email Address
While email lookup tools like Mailscoop are super helpful, they're still making educated guesses.
Here's how they work -- when you hit "Find It," Mailscoop goes and looks through all of the emails on the server of the website that you provided. It works through potential combinations of the person's name that you provided and it aims to match them with an email address that exists on the domain.
Email lookup tools are never going to be 100% accurate 100% of the time due to a variety of factors (which I'll talk more about below), so we want to make sure to verify that the email found by the tool is the right one!
In order to do that, I recommend using a website called Mailtester.com.
Mailtester lets you plug in the email address that you found and it will give you some info about it. There are three potential responses:
Email Is Valid - Bingo! The email you found exists on the company's email server so your email is going to get into the hands of a real person.
Email Address Does Not Exist - Bummer, it looks like the email you found doesn't exist on the server which means it's not the right one. At this point, you can either try another email format for the person or reach out to them via another medium (like LinkedIn).
Server Does Not Allow For Verification - Some company's domains simply don't allow email lookup tools to scrub their domains for addresses. In that case, you can take a shot in the dark with the email you have (it could be the right one!) or you can try reaching out via another medium like LinkedIn.
Now you should have a good idea about whether or not this email is legit.