• Start with a specialist search service such as EmailFinder.com or PeopleSmart, as they often have access to a lot more information than can be found on public databases.
  • If you've not yet done so, try our email search page.
  • If you know somebody's email address, and are trying to find out their name, use our reverse email search page.
  • A good reference guide is Finding Email Addresses on the Web.
  • If you're using Microsoft Windows XP, you can use the built-in search tool. Go to "Start" then choose the "Search" function and select "For People". From there, you can search your computer's address book, and various directories around the Web. You can import the results of your search into your address book.
  • Don't neglect one important source of information: the search engines! You can try a search for an email address on Google or Yahoo! by simply entering the full email address into the search box - this will return all pages that contain that address.
  • If you've tried all the above, and you still can't find the person you're looking for, it could be that they either don't have an email address, or they've made sure that it isn't publicly visible online.

To maintain customer privacy, most Internet Service Providers generally don't register the email addresses of their customers in public email directories. It's left up to each individual to proactively register their email address with the directories of their choice.

If the person you're looking for has not registered their email address, it can be quite a puzzle to find them. You should always respect the privacy of fellow Internet citizens, so please use the above guide carefully.

Digging Deeper

If you want to find out more about someone who lives in the US than you could via a simple email search, then it may well be worth turning to a specialist paid service to dig much deeper.

FreePhoneTracer.com lets you look up the name and address of nearly any phone number, including cellphones!

PeopleSmart lets you conduct background checks, find work info, conduct reverse phone lookups, run email searches, and more!