Finding an email address is often the last piece of the puzzle in the recruitment process. Often you know exactly who you want to reach out to, but you're simply lacking contact information.
An email address is worth its weight in gold.
Some prospects have their email publicly listed on one of their online profiles – so they're easy. You need to do a little extra sleuthing to find email addresses for everyone else.
To make that detective work much easier, we’ve scoured the web for the top email finding tools – everything you need to source candidates more effectively.
Here is our list of the 16 best tools to find email addresses:
Free: 10 credits per month. Paid plans start at $3 per month
Designed for sales teams, this tool lets you build prospect lists, find emails and build lead lists. Features include a 12-step email verification engine that finds the best email address for someone in real time.
Free: 10 credits. Insider FREE plan.
Datanyze’s browser plugin has a neat trick that lets you find email addresses by highlighting someone’s name wherever it appears online.
The email finding tool then pings a range of possible email addresses and pinpoints the one that is most likely.
Free: 100 credits. Paid plans available on enquiryContactOut is great at finding personal email addresses and phone numbers. The email finding tool triple verifies email addresses and has a 99% accuracy rating.
The company claims that their extension is used by 76% of Fortune 500 companies.
Free: 50 leads. Paid plans start at $.10 per lead
Norbert is a friendly assistant built to help you find corporate email addresses, and lets you test out the tool with 50 free leads.
It’s simple to use — you don’t need to install a plugin — but there’s no check for catchall addresses and it limits the number of queries users can conduct (to avoid the service being blocked by SMTP servers).
Free: 50 search credits, 100 verify credits per month. Paid plans start at $29 per month.
The “Yellow Pages”" of email, this Chrome extension lets you find emails on an individual basis or upload entire lists of prospects at once for verification. Users enter a candidate’s name and company domain and Find That Email goes to work.
With many email finding tools suffering from accuracy issues, it’s reassuring to see that the tool claims to have a success rate of over 90%.
Free: 5 credits per month. Paid starts at $29 per month.
Lusha is focused on finding personal email addresses (arguably a better channel to reach candidates than their business email.) It doesn’t stop at finding email addresses, however for many prospects it also provides contact numbers. It prides itself on being incredibly easy to use.
Free: 25 credits per month. Paid plans start at £36 per month
Another popular tool to find company email addresses, Hunter offers an email finder, domain search and email verification (95% of verified emails are deliverable).
If you enter a target domain (e.g. Twitter), Hunter will come back with as many verified emails as it can find for that domain.
Free: 20 credits. Paid plans start from £29 per month
Another tool to find emails on an individual basis or in bulk. Add your prospect’s name and their company website and the tool will guess their email address and let you one-click copy it.
To find emails, Anymail searches billions of web pages and performs direct server validation. They only charge for email addresses that they successfully verify.
Free: 25 credits. Paid plans start at $132.30 per month
With LeadFuze, you can search for prospects by name, company, website or job position. It describes itself as a search engine for leads. LeadFuze provides both personal and company emails and lets recruiters filter by people who do not have an active job.
Free: 5 credits per month. Paid plans start at £30 per month
Rocketreach has a database of over 700 million professionals across 35 million companies. You can use it to find personal and work emails, phone numbers, and Rocketreach also offers email templates that integrate with your existing email provider, and ways to organize and contacts within your existing CRM or ATS.
Context is king when it comes to candidate outreach and Discoverly is designed to give recruiters better context. The tool aggregates a person’s social information across Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and lets you find, and save, more complete social contact info alongside any online profiles you normally view.
Customized pricing available on request.
This is another extension that sits in your Gmail inbox and lets you search for a person’s email address directly in the compose screen. It will also display useful contextual data for anyone who emails you.
Looking for an email for a CEO? Look no further.
This is less of a tool, and more of a trick to find email addresses. People get asked for their email address on Twitter all the time: advanced search helps you find the last time a prospect responded to this request.
Search for the terms (at) and (dot) in the “All these words”" section of advanced search, and enter the Twitter handle of the candidate you’re interested in under the “From these accounts” section. (Don’t use the word email, you’ll just end up with a list of Tweets on the topic of email).
The “old fashioned” way. Google usually has the answer for your queries, and sometimes it finds email addresses too.
Here are the search strings that you need to get started:
- [name] + email (or) email address
- [name] + contact (or) contact information (or) contact me
- site:companywebsite.com + [name] + email
- site:companywebsite.com + [name] + contact