How To Find Anyone’s Work Email Address

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In this post, I will explain how to locate the correct work email address in the case when a company uses a pattern including the middle initial (e.g. firstname.initial.lastname@company.com). As an example, ConocoPhillips and JPMorgan use that format. Middle initials are often hidden from public profiles, and it is not always easy to look them up.

Just to mention a quick way to Google for email addresses that use the middle initial. Use this type of search – put the asterisk instead of the unknown initial:

If Googling doesn’t bring results, here’s a way that takes a bit longer.  This method can also be used to find the correct email address for anyone, starting with of a list of email permutations.

First, generate a list of variations (permutations) of the address. Here is a quick example – a list of email variations in an Excel file. You can also use any existing email permutator.

Next, populate a Yahoo-CSV-formatted file with the list.

Import the file it to your LinkedIn Contacts (scroll down to this icon):
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Shortly after uploading, here is what you will see in the “Contacts” sorted by “new”. (I am using the example Yahoo CSV list):

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Looking at this list of contacts – it’s pretty clear what the correct address is. Right? (You can download the example CSV file and try yourself).

That’s it, folks!

If you would like to learn a variety of efficient tools and tips for looking up contact information, sign up for our Interactive Workshop How To Find Contact Info; today’s session was sold out, and the next is on is January 5, 2016.