Reverse Lookup with Company Emails
If you have an email account, the chances are good that you have probably received unsolicited and/or unidentified emails that appear to be from a business. In other words, you have no idea who the sender is, or why they have your email address. There may be many reasons why you may need to find out who this might be. For example, it may be a legitimate business person that you need to contact to find out more information, or an old acquaintance, or you are simply curious or suspicious of who may be sending this. In these cases, the email address is the key resource to find out who in particular from a company is sending you a message and why.
One option is to find the company name and search on their website for the person. By examining the email address or the message, you may be able to at least figure out the company's name. For example, there may be a link to their website within the body of the message, or the email address may reveal the name and/or website. Many companies provide a link to an employee directory, but if all you have is the email address, they may or may not allow you to search by this. Most only provide the ability to search by the employee's name, which if you had it, there would be no need to search in the first place.
The best option is to use an email search service that does reverse email searches. This allows you to enter an email address and find out the name of the person attached to it. There are many reliable sites on the internet that conduct these types of searches. Some of these are free while others are not. These sites have compiled large amounts of information by cross checking a multitude of resources available on the internet, including email directories, company directories, or public records. With their extensive databases, the chances are very good that you can find out whether you have a valid email, or whether you want to reply to an unidentified email. The amount of information you receive back when you use these services varies. Most of these services report the person's name, home address (if available), and email address. Once you have this, you can return to the company's site to make sure this person is indeed employed with them and determine if the company is reputable.
Using a reverse email search can quickly and easily verify who has sent the email. This can save time as well as headaches by protecting yourself from replying to unidentified emails by first checking to see if the email is legitimate. Maybe it is someone you actually know, or it may be someone you don't care to know. Unfortunately, emails are often the breeding ground for spammers and other undesirable characters. Your best defense against this is to always check them out first.