Searching Professional Directories
If you need to quickly find an email for an employee at a business to ask a question or send some information, why not check the business's website for an employee directory? If you know where the person works, you can get fast results by searching on their name. The best thing about this type of a search is that it's free and relatively simple to do.
If you have ever received an email from someone in this company, check to see if the email has a link to the company's website, and you can simply click on this to take you there. If not, and you know the exact name of the business, you can use a search engine to find their website address to take you to the site. Or, you could search by city, state, or even industry and begin your search looking through the various listings. In all cases, the more information you can put in your search the easier it is to find what you are looking for.
Once you are on the business's website, simply find where you need to navigate to search for an employee. Sometimes, they may list each department first, so you may have to hunt for awhile before you find the right one. Oftentimes, you can key in only a portion of the first or last name if you are not completely sure of the spelling. The search reports all instances of any name that matches your criteria, including the email address. (If the email is not listed, oftentimes they provide a means to contact the person). This may result in a listing of more than one person by that name. If this is the case, you could try emailing each one and explain who you are and why you are contacting them. If they recognize you, in all probability they will reply to your email. Just remember, business people can receive a great deal of emails, so it may take awhile for them to respond, but if you find the person you are looking for, it is worth the wait.
You should also know that if this doesn't work you can try other email search services that are available on the internet. Most of these are trustworthy and have large databases of information that more than likely will produce the much needed email address to help you get in touch with whomever you need.