Have you ever received an email and not known how to find out more about who sent it? One of the ways in which you may be able to find more information is by using a reverse email search. A "reverse" email search is when you search using an email address as opposed to a name. Where a name search would be used to find a person's email address, a reverse search is used to find information on where and who the email came from.
What information may be available?
Certainly, the name and how to contact them is often the most desired information. However, it is not always obtainable. So, in our reverse email search we have tried to include additional information that we have found which may also be useful in reaching the person.
Whenever an email is sent, your computer leaves a trail and is traceable by something called your IP address. When we perform a reverse search we try to trace the email to an IP address. If a free email address is used the IP is most likely going to belong to the free email provider and not the end user, however, if the address is not from a free email provider, you may find some interesting information about the owner, including geographic location.
A large portion of internet users have created social networking profiles. Sometimes these profiles are linked publicly to an email address. While we will do not use social networking profiles to help us identify the owner of an email address when we find that an email address is linked to a profile on one of the popular social networks, we will try to provide a link to that profile.
Why would someone use a reverse email search?
Using a reverse email search can be a great way to find out more about who is emailing you. Sometimes the information we provide is somewhat limited in other cases we can find a plethora of information. Best of all on this site it is totally free to search. To leave this page an conduct a search right now, click here.
Why won't a reverse search find the name of the person I am looking for?
Tools, such as ours, use publicly available sources. While some websites use social networking information others will use information from contests, even property filings can be used. The more liberal someone is with providing outside sources their email address the easier it is for someone to find the information. Someone who has rarely given out their email can be very difficult to find.
Occasionally, the person you are looking for may not even own an email account. So just keep this in mind when conducting your search, not everyone can be found.
What other types of information can be reversed?
There are several pieces of information which can used to perform a "reverse search". On this site we can help you to reverse an email address and also a mailing address. However, one of the most popular reverse searches (not currently offered on this site) is phone number search, which will allow someone to determine the name of an unknown caller.