How to use a social network site to find an email address for someone
So you don’t have any contact details for a person but you need to get a message to them somehow. Send them an email message right? Well yes but how do you send someone an email if you don’t know what their email address is? It’s almost second nature now to simply click on your email application, pull up someone’s address and fire off a quick message. It’s quick, painless and doesn’t cost you a thing over and above what you pay for your Internet access. Occasionally it doesn’t work and it can come as a bit of a shock when you realize that you don’t have an address to send to. So, you need to learn how to find someone’s email address and here is a way to do it using Facebook.
Whenever someone asks me how they can find an email address for someone I send them first to an email tracer web site that I know will give them the best chance of finding the address quickly and easily. The site I use has been collecting emails from many sources for years so there is a good chance that they will have the one you are looking for in their database. This doesn’t always work however so I’m going to give you an alternative. It’s more work for you and it isn’t guaranteed to work but it’s worth giving it a shot.
Who doesn’t have a Facebook account yet?
There is no foolproof way to find an email address and some addresses are easier to find than others. Knowing about various ways that you can look up email address can come in handy sometimes. I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite methods using Facebook.
It seems like everyone has a Facebook account nowadays. All my friends do and most of their parents do too if only so that they can keep an eye on what their children are doing. In fact it’s hard to find someone that doesn’t have an FB account. This is a good thing because facebook users all have an email address stored away in their account. If you aren’t on FB then go and register straight away.
Log in to Facebook and click “Find Friends”. Type the persons name who you are looking for and click “People” in the menu. You should see a list of matches appear. You might get a lot of matches depending on how common a name you are looking for but most people have pictures loaded so it’s often not difficult to find the right person.
FB does not display peoples email addresses but it will allow you to send them a private message as long as the recipient has opted to receive messages.
FB is a good place to contact people but sometimes it doesn’t work
Not absolutely everyone is on FB unfortunately and many that are do not want to be contacted by anyone who happens to look them up so they may have set their options to stop this happening. If you don’t see a link to send them a message you can ask them to be your friend or you can hunt for one of their friends who does allow messages and try and contact your person through them.
This is why you should always try a specialist tracer web site first when looking for email addresses. It can potentially save you a lot of time.