There are many legitimate reasons to you may want to email someone whose business email address is not known like:
- Reconnecting with a lost friend or business associate.
- Contacting a person to sell them a product or service that your company offers.
- Resolving a customer service issue.
To be clear, I am NOT advocating stealing or guessing someone's email password for the sole purpose of spying, spamming, stalking, demanding ransom, or taking over a business email account for purposes never intended by the owner.
Now, you could guess and send multiple emails to addresses you think represent the genuine email address, but who has that kind of time?
This post demonstrates the ease with which you can take the name of someone that works for an organization and decode their email address in 7 easy steps and in less than 5 minutes.
1. Google Their Full Name & Email Address
This might sound like an elementary step that you have already thought of, but if you haven't done this one, kindly perform it first.
You may already know their middle name, but you might need to Google it to find out, if possible, since this will help you find the precise person for whom you are searching. This especially applies if the person has a common first name, last name, or both.
The simplest way is to query a search engine (like Google) is with a phrase like "John Smith email address" or "John Smith Amazon email address" if John works at Amazon. But if this simple search fails, how do we decode a business email address?