Searching for people online? Looking for an email address? Look closer and find friends old and new as well as business contacts with these email address directories and people search engines. Here are your 28 best bets.
In real time, Pipl scours databases and directories such as ICQ, Amazon profiles, flickr or SEC records to find information and people web search engines do not see.
Wink aggregates from both social networking sites and the web to find people's web presences — including ways to send them an email.
Accessing various public records, Intelius provides comprehensive email address search for the U.S. and can reveal the person behind an email address, too.
LinkedIn worldwide network of professionals can be searched by name, industry, company, region and more. Of course, LinkedIn offers means to get in touch.
Spock finds people not only by name and location but also by tags and, well, just about anything related to them.
For serious research: LexisNexis's public records and private database search covers hundreds of millions of people and businesses.
My.email.address.is is a meta search engine for email addresses (and not just for mine). It scans the most popular email address directories including Yahoo! and AOL.
PeopleSmart finds people competently and relays messages to their email addresses so you can contact them. In addition, PeopleSmart can look up the person behind an email address in reverse email search.
Jigsaw helps you find business contacts — across companies and countries, with many a criterion to narrow your search.
Searching by name, email address or phone number, ProfileSpy returns comprehensive results from many a source.