We have all faced the need to email a stranger at some point in our lives. Be it while reaching out for a job opening, or reaching out to a prospect customer for an appointment, cold-emailing is as ubiquitous as cold calls today. However, finding the right email to reach out is often a nightmarish process. For one, it is a tough job tracking down the emails one after the other. And even if you do, a couple of bounces could potentially ruin the credibility of your mail server. Which means, newer emails you send could potentially be going to the recipient’s spam box.
There are a number of ways to find the right email address of a recipient. One of the most popular ways is to use the Rapportive Chrome extension to try out various email combinations. An alternate process is to use a site like Verify-Email to try out IDs one at a time. These are however lengthy processes, and in the case of Verify Email, you can also exhaust your quote pretty quickly. So is there an easy way out?
FindThatID.com is an exciting tool that solves a problem in this niche. Using the service is simple – you simply enter the website URL and the full name of the person (without spaces) and the system will engage with the MX server to track down the right combination. Looking for bulk solutions? That is available too.
Here is how you do it.
Step 1 : Click here to visit the Find That ID website
Step 2 : Enter your own email address in the ‘Your Email’. This is the email where the processed emails will be sent to.
Step 3 : Depending on your email extraction request, you can pick the free or one of the paid options. Free option lets you check up to ten emails one by one.
Step 4 : If you have selected the free option, then you will find an input field below. Enter the domain name and full name one after another separated by space. For instance, if you want to check Bill Gates’ email, you would type: microsoft.com bill gates
Step 5 : Alternately, if you want to check multiple emails at one go, pick one of the paid options. You will now be shown an Excel form where you can simply copy-paste the domain name and full names from your local spreadsheet document.
Step 6 : Click ‘Proceed’ to continue.
Step 7 : If you have picked the free option, you are displayed the email in the following window. Otherwise, you are now taken to the Payment page. Once you complete the payment, the email request is queued and sent to you within the next few minutes.
FindThatID says the time to process an email list can take up to an hour or two. However, in all the tests I made, we got the output file in less than a couple of minutes.
As someone who writes to hundreds of prospects every week, FindThatID is a wonderful way to increase productivity and minimize your email track-down time. Check out the tool and let me know what you think.