As I've mentioned, no email lookup tool out there is going to be 100% accurate 100% of the time. All of them, including Mailscoop, are making educated guesses based on the information they have.
There are a whole bunch of reasons why Mailscoop might not return an email address, even if that email seems obvious to you (for example, looking up yourself).
- Your company's email server may not allow for verification and/or they may have systems in place to confuse verification systems.
- There may be several people with the same (or similar) names and Mailscoop is having trouble differentiating.
- There may be a funky email convention that the company uses for some of their employees emails. For example, my email at Microsoft is a weird combination of my first and last name in a single word. Email finders have a hard time with those.
We'd rather tell you we can't find a match than give you one we're not 100% sure about.
What You Can Do Instead
If Mailscoop can't find the email of the person you're looking for, you have a couple of options:
Try Different Formats With Mailtester - Since we know that Mailtester will validate the right emails, you can try plugging in different combos to see if something fits.
- [first name]@website.com
- [first name].[last name]@website.com
- [first initial][last name]@website.com
- [first name][last initial]@website.com
- [first name]_[last name]@website.com
Reach Out Via Another Medium - Another option is to reach out via another platform. I recommend any channel where they're professional active. LinkedIn, Twitter, Quora, and Medium are all great examples.
For more networking tips, check out this article.
Happy email hunting!