Reverse Search with College Emails
When you receive an email from someone who is a student, faculty member, or employee of a college or university, the email address is readily identifiable by the extension .edu, as well as the institution's name. However, more times than not, and especially if it is a student, the first part of the address does not necessarily reveal the name of the sender, and, of course, this person just assumes you know who they are. While you may actually know this person, you have no way of telling through the scant subject and message they have sent, or you may not know them and wonder why they are emailing you. To satisfy each of these scenarios, you have two options to find out who owns this email address - search the college's directory or conduct a reverse email search.
Although searching the college's directory is an option, it is usually not the fastest or easiest method. While many colleges provide a link to their student or employee directory, most of them do not have an option to search by an email address. Most only provide the ability to search by the name. Although you can key in a partial name, such as a beginning letter, this could take a very long time.
Your best bet then is to use a reverse email search service to expedite this process. By keying in the email address, you will be able to find much needed information about the person who owns it, including their name. There are many of these services available at no cost while others require a fee in order to see the information. Just use one of the internet search engines to help you find them. These email search sites utilize a great deal of resources to build a massive amount of data in order to ensure your success in finding what you need. You will be amazed at how quickly and easily this will help you discover whether you care to respond to this email or not. Furthermore, now that you have what you need, you can return to the college's website to double check that this person is indeed a student or employee.
It is always a good idea to check out who has sent you an unidentified email. With so many email search services available, this should be a very simple task. By doing this, you can have ease of mind by knowing that there is a way to track the owner of an email. Once you know this, you can choose to respond or not because you can never be too careful when it comes to protecting the privacy and safety of yourself and your family.