The advent of the internet has made it ever easier to find personal information. Whether you’re looking for family or friends, email addresses or phone numbers, it’s all swiftly available via the magic of the internet.
No more searching through dreary public records in the library, you can go online and find a person within minutes rather than the process taking hours or days.
There is no such thing as a comprehensive database of everyone’s email address and phone numbers – it relies on various companies collecting public and private information and compiling it into comprehensive searchable databases.
How to find a persons email address
It’s harder these days to find out people’s emails as no-one wants them on a public database because of spam. However, you may still be able to find them at Info Space ([http://www.infospace.com/home/white-pages/email-search] ) or Big Foot (http://www.bigfoot.com ) though the information may be out of date in many case.
Find a person by their telephone number
A simple way to do this is just to enter the phone number into the major search engines and see what comes up – you may be surprised at the outcome.
Find a persons street address
Want to find someone’s house or address? You can search for email at Yahoo’s people finder at http://people.yahoo.com or at Who’s Where on [http://www.whowhere.lycos.com]
Find a person by email address
Have you got someone’s email but don’t have any other contact information? Check out the resources at About.com http://email.about.com/od/emailaddressdirectories ) for checking email addresses – My Space is a popular choice where you can search by name, address or email (http://search.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=find )
If these simple and popular search methods don’t work for you, there are many professional companies offering to help you find who or what you are looking for.