Before you try to find someone's email address, it's important to make sure you're contacting the right person. For example, if you want to reach out to a prospective client, find the full name of the business's founder, co-founder or the manager who oversees the department related to your services.
How to find the right person to contact with Google
Search for the role of the person you're looking for and the company name.
This also works for smaller businesses where it makes sense to reach out directly to the founder or co-founder: Send an email to a colleague of the person you're looking for
If you cannot find the most relevant person to contact, you can send this message to any employee from the company whose email address you can find:
Hey [First Name],
I would like to get in touch with your colleague who handles ads. Who would be the best person to contact?
Congrats, you have the right person to contact! Now how do you find their email address?
Search for the email format that your contact's company uses
Use a service like Email Format or Hunter. Enter your contact's company into search and they'll show you the email format they use. Sometimes, it also returns the full email addresses of some employees.
Based on the company's email format, you can smart guess your contact's email address.
For example, if your contact's name is Sam Vy and their company email format is
firstname.lastname@example.org, then their email address would most likely be email@example.com.
If you cannot find the company's email format anywhere, their company email addresses are likely in one of these formats:
Copy and paste your smart guessed email address into one of these free email verifiers and it'll let you know if the email works or not.
That's it, now you can reach out to almost anyone in the world (apparently though Beyoncé changes her email every week so she may be harder to get a hold of 😉︎)!
Of course, with great power comes great responsibility. Here are a few proven templates that'll help you send value based emails with a human touch, aka the ones that don't land in spam or fall down to the 2nd page of someone's inbox. :)