Who doesn’t love surprises? everyone does.
But, why does it matter here?
It matters, ever received an important email from someone you barely know about or maybe never heard of?
Of course, everyone would have received one.
Did you ever try to dig deeper into the person’s bio and couldn’t find a thing because you have got nothing other than an email address?
This sure as hell happened for a ton of ’em out there, if not hang on you will experience it soon.
So, today I’m here to discuss something amazing called Reverse Email Lookup this could help you explore a lot about a person just by using an email address.
Let’s start with a simple question:
What is Reverse Email Lookup?
A reverse email search is a technique used to find people using their email address. By using a reverse email lookup, you can find out almost everything about the person which he/she had uploaded to the internet.
The best part of this technique is that email sender will never be notified that you have tried to explore more about them using some services.
There are many ways using which you can do reverse email lookup. Now let’s see what are they:
1. Tracking location using IP address
Firstly, let’s start with finding out the location from which the email has been sent. I will be using Gmail to illustrate the process and it will be similar in other email clients too.
Now just follow the below-mentioned steps in order to locate the exact location.
1. Log into your Gmail account and open the email in question.
2. Click on the down arrow that’s to the right of the Reply arrow. Choose Show Original from the list.
3. Press Ctrl + F, then type Received: from in the search box that will appear in the top right corner of your screen and hit enter.
Then the search will find out the line where the keyword is present and highlights it.
4. Grab the first IP address in front of the searched keyword. Then head on to whatismyipaddress.com and find the physical location of the sender.
But wait, knowing a physical location isn’t enough for us. We want to discover more about the sender like social life, job, age, gender, etc..,
Let’s do that using our upcoming methods.
2. Using Facebook search to explore more
Facebook has billions of users and the likelihood is therefore high that the sender may also have a profile on Facebook.
Although, Searching a profile on Facebook by using an email address isn’t a difficult job,…
…you need to follow the below mentioned steps to maximize the probability of getting correct match for your search.
I. Data cleaning
Firstly you should start by cleaning the email address that you need to use. It can be done by removing the @ and .com at the end.
For example, if we consider the mail address ElonMuskOffice@SpaceX.com, after cleaning this mail address becomes ElonMuskOffice SpaceX
II. Search using cleaned email address
Just paste the cleaned email address into the search box and Facebook will instantly tell you if a profile exists with that email address or not.
What if you couldn’t find the person you were looking for even after the Facebook search?
I have a lot of tricks in the box from which you can find the person you are looking for. So, let’s see what’s the next trick.
2.Get a client who can do all with a fly
If you are looking for the easiest way to find details about the sender then this trick is soo made for you.
There are many clients which can track senders profile and present before you while reading their mail.
If you are working on Windows then I recommend you to go with Mailbird, which is a free service and won’t even take a lot of your time to set it up.
You just need to download the .exe file and install it. Then you can see the information about the sender beside the emails as shown below.
If you are using a Mac, then Polymail is all you need. Polynomial will extract the sender’s information and displays it to the right of emails.
Best part: You don’t have to go anywhere to perform a complex search as all the information that you need is right there.
3.Using Reverse email search engines
This is my favorite approach to explore more about the email sender. But this isn’t happening for free.
But the worst part is that you can’t expect free search from any of these sites, you should pay for the service.
Although all reverse search engines don’t look for the same details, most of them provide basic details about the sender as shown above.
Hope Reverse email lookup helped you
You can pretty much explore any person just by using all the above mentioned reverse email lookup techniques unless it is a fake email address.
So, as we come to an end I hope you had a good read through this article. Let me know how much you liked through comments.
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