The most common way to track the owner of an email address is with a reverse email search. This site is one of the few services which provide reverse searches for free; however, we acknowledge that our service may not be as extensive as some of the pay services. In the event you are not successful in finding the person you are looking for with our site, we have also built an email search guide with information on some of the paid services that are also available.
Tracking back the owners of certain email addresses can sometimes prove to be difficult. Sometimes both our site and the number of other sites will not able to find the owners information on an email address. So here is another way you may be able to track down the origin of the email you are searching.
If you use our reverse email search one of the pieces of information you may see is an IP address. The IP address is a unique set of numbers that is issued by the server responsible for sending the email. IP addresses can usually be traced to physical addresses, for which, a reverse address search may be performed offering the residents name and even phone number.
Now, most times a free email address is used from a service like Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail and IP address information won't do you much good. Occasionally the email address will be a unique to the sender and in that case it may be a useful piece of information in tracking down the sender.
Using this to track down an owner's name may be a bit tedious but it can be a helpful in identifying the owner of an email address.