How to Find ANY Email Address Contact in 2 Minutes


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Whether you are an experienced salesman looking for leads or a young kid looking to get in touch with a CEO, finding their email addresses is difficult and time-consuming. But I’ve discovered a neat little trick that can help you find any email address contact you need in 2 minutes tops. It has worked for me 90% of my time selling at Tint to Fortune 500 executives, reaching out to huge press outlets, and even getting in touch with prominent investors!

Here’s what you need to do:

1) Get a Gmail account and download Rapportive on it (http://rapportive.com).

2) “Connect your social networks” on the top right hand corner after installing Rapportive.

3) Click “Compose” on the left hand side.

 

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After installing Rapportive, connect your social networks and click Compose.

 

Now here comes the fun part. Basically how Rapportive works is if you enter in a person’s valid email address, the side of the email will show the person’s social networks, general location, etc. Rapportive is meant to be a widget to give you supplemental information on a person you’re emailing, but I found out that you can take this one step further: find any person’s email address through trial-and-error until the person’s information appears.

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Example of what appears if you enter a valid email address.

 

Now start guessing the email address and click out of the To: field after you try. Through many trial and errors I have done myself, I found out that there are 6 combinations you can try to find it and they take < 2 minutes. Let’s say I want to find Ben Gold’s email and he works at tintup.com .

1st: ben@tintup.com

2nd: bengold@tintup.com (or ben.gold@tintup.com)

3rd: bgold@tintup.com

4th: beng@tintup.com

5th: ben_gold@tintup.com

The 6th one is one I found out works surprisingly well. Go see if they have a Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn username. Copy that username and add @gmail.com, @yahoo.com, or @hotmail.com to the end of it.

6th: twitterusername@gmail.com

 

You’ll know you found the right email address when see the person’s information appear on the right hand side like so:

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And there you have it! Go ahead and try it for yourself by finding my email address (my name is Tim Sae Koo and I work at tintup.com). And if you do, say hi!

 

If you liked this and it worked for you, feel free to share it out to others who could benefit!

-Tim, CEO