Who sent that email?

Perform a reverse email lookup to try and find out.

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Whenever you get an email, you can do an email search to get more details, 24/7.

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Find out if an email address has a legitimate source and isn’t part of a scam.

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Simply enter an email address and get the information behind it quickly.

An email search at PeopleFinders is the quick and easy way to get more information about an unknown email address, and about the person behind it. Find out fast if an email address belongs to someone you know. Or you may find out that its origins are questionable, potentially making it a source for phishing or some other email scam.

On the other side of things, say that all the contact information you have for someone is their email address. In that case, you can use it to try and find that person’s other contact information, including a current address, phone number, and social media profiles.

Our Email Lookup Database

The database at PeopleFinders contains billions of public records and public information, including email addresses, social handles, and more.

Besides a name, address or phone number, an email address is another piece of identifying information you can use to try and find more information about someone. More than 250 million people in the U.S. use email on a regular basis. And most of them have an email address that is directly connected to them…but not always.

Email address creation doesn’t require identity verification, so people can use fake names and other fictious personal or business information in setting up their email account. It takes data aggregation expertise like that at PeopleFinders to analyze the data and source an email address back to the actual email owner. This is what makes our email lookup tool so effective in fighting back against scams.

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Why Use PeopleFinders for an Email Lookup?

In today’s technological age, many people’s digital footprints have become just as large as their physical ones. Social media profiles, online shopping accounts, and other Web-based interactions are just as intertwined with a person’s identity as their phone number or the address where they live. Starting with just an email address, PeopleFinders can help you get the bigger picture about someone and learn more about their digital lives, as well as their real ones. And we offer several other ways for you to find more information, such as:


Find someone fast – search by name for quick and accurate contact info and other public data.

With a people search by name, you can immediately get to the essential facts about that person, with the option to go deeper. If the name is unique, getting to the right person should be fast. If the name is common, include information like a city and state or age to narrow your results.


Look past the facade – enter an address to get important details about a property.

With an address lookup, you can get vital property tax information, ownership history, and other data you may need to make smart decisions. And an address search can also help you to learn more about the people who currently own and/or live at that property.


See who called – lookup an unknown phone number to see information about who owns it.

If you’re worried about phone scammers or telemarketers, or are simply curious about an unknown phone number that keeps calling or texting, a reverse phone lookup can get you the information behind it quickly. Get the owner’s name and other data about them to get to the truth.


Dig deeper – get access to all the public records and information available about a person.

Start with a name, address, phone number or email address to get to the deeper truth about a person. Find out other contact information, known relatives and associates, if the person has criminal records, bankruptcies or liens and more with a PeopleFinders background check.

Email Lookup FAQs

How does an email lookup work?
An email lookup helps you get to the facts behind an email address. Input a complete address into the search field above, and we will search through our extensive database to pull together all of the relevant public information associated with that address.
Where do you get your email address data?
A number of our data sources glean public information from social media sites and other places where people self-report their info. This information often includes associated email addresses.
What kind of information can I get from an email lookup?
When you start with a reverse email lookup, you can gain access to a person’s digital information, as well as physical data. This may include:

  • Social media profiles
  • Online photos
  • Real identifying information (actual name, age, etc.)
  • Other contact information (past and current phone numbers, street address)
  • Criminal records
  • Family, friends, and other known associates
  • And more
How can I use the information I find through an email search?
There are many ways you can use the contact information and other data from an email search. With a reverse email lookup, you can do things like:

  • Verify the identity and relationship status of an online date
  • Identify (and then report) an email scammer
  • Make sure an online shopping transaction is safe
  • See if your significant other is cheating
  • Protect your children from an online predator
  • Reconnect with someone for whom you only have an email address
The list of scenarios for which an email search can be helpful goes on and on.

How to Find People Online

There are many reasons to search for people online—and many ways you can do so. There are many reasons to search for people online—and many ways you can do so. Continue below to get started, or take a look at this short video.

Find Person by Name

If you have the person's name and not much else to go on, the name lookup is the first place to start. Be sure to include any additional information you have, such as their location and age range to help narrow down the search results.

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Phone Number Lookup

If you have the person's phone number, you can use the reverse phone lookup feature to find details about the number’s owner, such as their name, address, public and criminal records.

Search by Phone Number

Address Lookup

An address lookup can be helpful if you do happen to have the location. You can find the current and past homeowner of the address, along with property information, neighborhood details and more.

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