Social sites like LinkedIn are great for making connections and getting in touch with potential partners and prospects. But if you prefer to communicate with those connections directly via email, you might find it difficult to get in touch.
If you’ve ever spent a significant amount of time searching for someone’s email on their LinkedIn page, company website, Twitter profile or elsewhere online, then you understand the struggle. Programmers Gabriel Cian and Nicolas Bahout understood that struggle as well, which is why they decided to create GetEmail.io.
Find Someone’s Email Address Online
The tool is designed simply to help you find people’s email addresses online. It uses a mix of big data algorithms and artificial intelligence to search for information and patterns that can help you get in touch with specific people. For instance, a lot of companies use the same formula for their email addresses. So if the company always issues addresses that are the person’s first initial followed by the last name at the company’s website, that makes it possible to find out pretty much any employee’s email address.
It doesn’t work in 100 percent of cases. If a person or company doesn’t want to be found or doesn’t put much information online, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to get their email address from this service. But for those people who have their email addresses or other contact information available somewhere online, GetEmail.io can help you find it faster than if you were to just search on your own.
Co-founder Cian said in a phone interview with Small Business Trends, “People who have to search for specific email addresses online spend approximately five minutes per email. And it’s imperfect. So if our tool can save people five minutes per email, if you search for 20 emails per day, you can save as much as 30 hours per month thanks to our service.”
There are a few different ways you can use the tool, which Cian and Bahout say works in about 70 percent of cases. The first and most popular method is to install a plugin on Google Chrome. The plugin makes it so you can see a green “get email” button on any LinkedIn page you visit. And by clicking that button you can search for the email address of the person whose page you’re visiting.
But you can also manually enter a person’s first and last name along with their company’s name on GetEmail.io, or import an Excel document with that information if you want to search for multiple contacts at once.
For business developers, marketing professionals or anyone who has to spend a significant amount of time searching for people’s email addresses online, GetEmail.io is a simple tool that can save you some time. You can use the tool for free for up to 50 email addresses per month. If you want to collect more than that, you can pay a monthly fee for extra credits.
Researching addresses is good for customer or contact gathering. Just don’t resort to contacting them coldly. Build relationships first.
They have a demo tab on there website but it doesn’t work?? Unless you have to give them your email address first.
But when someone sends the first email to that person, by definition an unsolicited email, are they violating spam laws?
Are you not allowed to send an email to a business person, without having some kind of interaction before this message?
How could you possibly expect anyone to use this product with the necessary Disclaimers? How intrusive!
I’d love to see some reviews by people who have tried this or are still actively using it.
If you sign up for this service at work, or install this plugin on a work computer, you should, and might be fired.
Regardless of your intention, this is spam, its unprofessional, irresponsible, and likely thought up by some marketing folks with little to no experience in the IT industry. Its a security risk of unknown proportion.