You know how elusive email addresses are. Even if you once had a friend's address, you may not be able to locate or recall it now that you need it. Or maybe the address has changed. No matter whose email address you are looking for or how much you know about the person, here are eight strategies that you can use right now to help you find it. You'll look in new places and obvious but oft-overlooked corners.
If you have emailed them before, you probably have their address. Go find it now.
From public records to Myspace.com to email address directories and change of address services: find people and their email addresses using dedicated search engines.
Search somebody's email address like you search for anything else on the Web (and successfully).
Most organizations do not let people choose email addresses freely but assign by name. You can take advantage of that by guessing the address of the person whom you seek.
Five people or less, in theory if not in practice, separate you from anybody else on earth. In practice, find people and their email addresses by asking smartly.
Find the person whose email address you are looking for in discussion groups.
If the person you are looking for is searching for herself, she will find you, and her email address will find its way to you.
Go through your collection of business cards to find email addresses of more people than you probably know.
Yes, that's obvious, but asking is still the easiest way to find an email address.
If all other means to find somebody's email address fail, you can turn to the Usenet newsgroup soc.net-people.