How to Find Someone Through Their Email Address

By Lucosi Fuller

Sometimes when you want to find an old family member or friend, you don't have all the information you need. People get married and change their names and move around and change their phone numbers, so the person you knew before may not be the person you look up in the White Pages. Email addresses are a great way to find people if you don't have phone numbers or mailing addresses to help guide you. This article will show you how to look people up through their email addresses.

Things You'll Need

  • The first and last name (sometimes middle initial) and the email address of the person you want to findA credit card or PayPal account number (most sites will ask for money before you get to see anything)

Finding Somebody through their -mail Address

Step 1

Select an email address directory. It's best to choose one that boasts a large database, because your chances of finding who you're looking for are much higher. is one of the most extensive directories because it searches deeper than the others. Intelius traffics in public information and supplies content to Yahoo! People Search, among other large directories.. Also, if the directory wants money for the search (which is most likely), choose one with a guarantee, so that if your search turns out to be a mistaken identity, you can get your money back.

Step 2

Once you've found a directory, either enter the first and last name of the person or do a reverse search and enter the email address of the person. Entering the name should turn up the email address and other information about the person, like a telephone number and mailing address. Entering the email address provides the name and most of the same information.

Step 3

If you are prompted to buy the service, look for a money-back guarantee before making the purchase.

Step 4

Once you're satisfied with what you're paying for, enter your credit card information or PayPal account information.

Step 5

Save the information on the person in an accessible place on your computer (you may even want to print it). Contact the person to ensure you're not mistaken.