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How to Find the Email Addresses of a Website

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

How to Find the Email Addresses of a Website - Geeky Juan | Image - PixabayAs part of the IT Industry, releasing a new product out in the market is somewhat a difficult task. It does not only leave you with concerns about who should you be sending this to but also about the content to encourage your recipients to take a peek.

While the task of content writing, promotions and advertising goes directly to a certain department, finding email addresses sometimes goes to a few available IT Staff which is a valuable chunk of information. Come to think of it, if there are no emails, (during this era) to whom would you send that content the other department worked hard on?

So without anymore distractions, here is a list of steps we’ve been using to garner emails for mass publicization.

1. Check the Contact Us Page - I believe this one’s too obvious. It’s “Contact Us” right?
2. Check their Social Media Accounts - while some websites doesn’t show their email addresses in their website, their Social Media admins on the other hand include the email of the company as it is the best way for social media users to find them.
3. Check their WHOIS details - not a very common way of finding the email but at least fifty (50) percent of the time, we were able to find an email address that is not set to “private” by domain owners. Go to your search engines and type in "WhoIs" while including the site you're checking.
4. Check the HTML Code of the Contact Page - though this one is a rare case, we include this in our list as it is also an effective way of looking for email addresses. This case happens when the programmer didn’t made some adjustments to properly hide the site’s email address.

When viewing the website, the programmers sometimes put the site’s email address as hidden to avoid spam messages. Might be good as another line of defense but some people do actually check the HTML Source of the page to find the email.

To do this, you must go to the contact page (this is where it normally appears) and click on “Page Source” or “View Source” from your browser’s toolbars. You will then be presented with the HTML equivalent of the whole page. From there, you need to find for character/words “@” or “Email”


If you’re patient enough, you’ll definitely get a bunch of email with a few bouncing ones. However, if you feel like there is something we have missed, please don’t hesitate to place it on the comment section and we’ll update this list.

‘Til the next time!
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