How do I find someone's email address?

A lot of people might want to look up an email address for one reason or another. Maybe you want to find out a long lost friend's email address to reconnect, or you might want to find out the name of the person who is sending you harrassing emails? Whatever your reasons for wanting to find someone's email address, there are some easy ways to get it done.

You Can Pay For It

If you don't mind spending a few bucks on the information, and letting someone else do the work for you, then this is probably the best way to find someone's email address. A prime example of a site that will do this for you is

With Email Finder, you can search by email address to find the name attached to it, or you can search by name to find an email. They also have options to search what Social Networking sites a person is on and you can do background checks.

The cost is either $14.95 for a one time purchase of one report, or you can pay $1.95/mo and have access to as many searches as you want for the entire year. Either way, relatively painless procedure and it is easy.

Free Methods

This way is not quite as simple and if you are thinking about doing it for free, and you really need that special someone's email address, then I would suggest you slap yourself. Not hard, just a nice firm slap on the face. Now wakeup.

If your time is worth more than $15/hr than I suggest you pay someone who already has a database of emails. It just isn't worth it.

But if you insist, here are a few search methods that are free and usually don't turn up any sort of relevant results, but you might have better luck.

Yahoo! People Search


MESA, the Meta Email Search Agent

There you go. Next time you find yourself asking How do I find someone's email address? you won't have to go far to find the answer.