What are the best email lookup services?

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    Behind.email is an online service that provides users with comprehensive background information on the person behind a particular email address. The report may include their photos, work information, and social media profiles.

    Online Tools

    Varies by plan

    Eva Vásquez
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "I found a scrap of paper with an email address written on it stuck in the pages of a library book I borrowed. Naturally I got curious about it and looked the person up on Behind.email. Paid a couple of bucks for it but it was worth it because the rep[ort I got was as complete as complete can be. Turns out the guy was actually a friend of a friend of mine. I never did find out why his email address was on the book though"
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    BeenVerified, as a background check company, strives to provide the most accurate information available, and it succeeds with civil judgments, tax lines and bankruptcies.

    Online Tools

    $10- varies by plan

    Nicholas Dixon
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Used beenverified a couple of times for people I met online. In this day and age, you just can't be too sure. It's so easy to catfish someone nowadays. It ain't free and you have to shell out some, but I really make it a point to do background checks before getting in too deep with the romance, ya feel me? "
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    Pipl dives into the Invisible Web and retrieves information from web pages that cannot be found on typical search engines. With Pipl you can find almost anything about a person thanks to its advanced language-analysis and ranking algorithms.



    Zheng Hao
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Someone's been sending me scary emails lately, so I used Pipl to find out who it is. Turns out it was just a friend of mine and it was his idea of a prank. I was surprised that Pipl managed to find that much information just from an email address."
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    #4People Smart

    People Smart
    PeopleSmart is a privacy-friendly people search engine. Look up names, numbers, email addresses, or addresses. Find someone, like a family member or friend you've lost touch with, using PeopleSmart Connect or Connect Plus.

    $19.99- varies by plan

    Lin Ma
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "I work in human resources and we use People Smart to run quick background checks on applicants. What's so great about Poeple Smart is that it even looks up criminal and court records. They're all considered to be public information, of course, so it's not like you're invading their privacy. People Smart just makes easier to see them."
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    Spokeo is an easy to use tool for making a reverse phone lookup when you find a lost cell phone. It also allows you to spot telemarketers. You can log into its website or download the Spokeo app. 




    Melissa Patel
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Spokeo is insanely accurate. It's funny but it's really how my mom and I found a bunch of our relatives from a long-forgotten branch of our family. They have this advanced search feature that made it so easy to look them up. "
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    PeopleLooker is an app which allows you to search for people using social media profiles. It works with just introducing a name, email or phone number and the app will provide you with information about the desired person.


    Web, Android, iOS

    Sofía Cabrera
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "I run an online business and most of the time, people send their orders on my email. I use PeopleLooker to look up their email addresses, just to make sure they're legit people. I don't really want to lose money on fake buyers."
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    SPYTOX is an online tool that allows users to search for people through their names, addresses, phone number, or email address. It provides personal information, address history, family data, contact information, social media information, and public records.

    Online Tools


    Wu Zhu
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "I used spytox to search for myself. HAha! It was a weird experience. I guess I didn't really know just how much information about me is out there and available for anyone to see on the internet. It's really creepy, but then again I think it was an important experience to have because now I'm more interested in keeping things private on the internet"
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    InfoTracer is an online tool that provides comprehensive background checks on people. Users may search for people by their name, phone number, email address, or address.

    Online Tools

    Varies by plan

    Rakesh Venkatesan
    Written on July 25, 2018
    "Been using this site for a long time now. I'm an untrusting person by nature so I use it to do background checks on any potential business partner. Really works, plus I actually save money because I don't even need to hire a private investigator anymore"
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    Botguruz is website online tool which serves as a custom crawler to extract data and scrape websites in order to capture data, images, and other custom details on search engines.

    Online Tools


    Jyoti Garg
    Written on February 6, 2019
    "Botguruz make and maintain world class web bots which can automate almost anything that a normal web browser can do. Its email extractor is flagship tool for extracting emails out of even the most complex web page. Botguruz spider build target specific as well as generic spiders that cater web crawling as well as data collection requirement. You like a website & want to download the whole website in single click? Leave that to Botguruz expert web grabber programs."


Best What are the best email lookup services
1Behind.emailOnline Tools 9 Paid
2BeenVerifiedOnline Tools 9 Paid
3PiplWebsites 9 Free
4People SmartWebsites 6 Paid
5SpokeoApps 5 Free
6PeopleLookerApps 3 Free
7SPYTOXOnline Tools 1 Free
8InfoTracerOnline Tools 0 Paid
9BotguruzOnline Tools 0 Free

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