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What is the best way to find a company's email format. I usually try things along the lines of:
mail @examplecompany.com

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go to the site and look in contact section or press releases or bios as they usually list them there
Bart,
Trial and Error is the best way and ping it to make sure that its correct BUT a easy way would be to go to Google groups and lets say I want to find deloitte's email pattern. I search google groups with "@deloitte.com"
The first results is "Lockeland PTO ".. I open it and on scrolling.. I see someone mentioned "dgo...@deloitte.com " .. NOW I click the part which is hidden which takes me a page to unlock email address after inouting a CAPTCHA..
once you do it you get the email id and the pattern.."dgoodm (At)deloitte (dot) com "

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Field Operations, Hermitage CallCenter
Deloitte Services LP
4022 Sells Drive Hermitage, TN 37076
Tel: +1 615-555-5555
Main: 1+615-555-5555
Fax: +1 615-555-5555
dgoods (At)deloitte (dot) com

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Thanks
Rithesh
A great tip I got a month ago thru the LinkedIn group is "email * @companyname.com". Works every time!
Thanks, very useful tips.
Regarding searching in googlegroups, if you use author:@companyname.com the results tende to be more specific

Bart
Bart,
Exactly.. thanks for the reminder..but just want to point out to avoid the "author:" operator if you are using a phrase as the results fail(u don't need phrase for finding emails)

regards
Rithesh

Bart Kusters said:
Thanks, very useful tips.
Regarding searching in googlegroups, if you use author:@companyname.com the results tende to be more specific

Bart
What works 9 times out of ten is to visit the website and go through to the "Contact us" section where you will see the email format or to press "apply now" in the jobs section which does the same.

Quite often you get a person to email which also gives the format of the name i.e firstname_surname@abc.com

However if you get jobs@abc.com go to LinkedIn firstly and search for anyone in that company. There will nearly always be someone who has listed their work address.

The company website address is normally the domain for an email i.e www.abc.com and fred@abc.com
You can then put the following *@abc.com search into Google and it will give you names of people quoted on the www

Not very Boolean and I'm sure others can advise further and better but used successfully for many years in recruiting !
Thanks to all for sharing great tips. It is somewhat encouraging to hear that some of the same methods I use or being used by others too -- such as the "apply" button, "contact us", Linkedin. I know these are not very boolean but I usually get results.
Bart and All,

I use this string on Google: "email * * companyname.com" (quotes included) and usually see the pattern (if it exists) within the first page. You can vary the number of asterisks (*) to see different results.

By the way Google ignores the symbol @. This was one of the tricky questions on the Boolean Contestback in December 08.

-Irina
I tend to use Rithesh' approach of googling "@companydomain.tld", most of the time in combination with an easily accessible name of a random member of staff. However I do also like the "email * @companydomain.tld" -approach.

Every now and then I come across a company without a straight email-pattern,h forcing me to send trial & error mails to all probable variations. Does that happen to you as well?
By the sound of it we have all been down the trial and error path :)
I usually resort to just calling the switchboard and ask for the email address(again not a very boolean approach)

Jan Kirchner said:
I tend to use Rithesh' approach of googling "@companydomain.tld", most of the time in combination with an easily accessible name of a random member of staff. However I do also like the "email * @companydomain.tld" -approach.

Every now and then I come across a company without a straight email-pattern,h forcing me to send trial & error mails to all probable variations. Does that happen to you as well?
Another "nonBoolean" method is visit an email checker website.
I few I have tried are:
http://www.rolosoft.com/software/email-check/wa/lite/validate.aspx
http://www.mailtester.com/
that would be good for validating

Alison Fielo Worth said:
Another "nonBoolean" method is visit an email checker website.
I few I have tried are:
http://www.rolosoft.com/software/email-check/wa/lite/validate.aspx
http://www.mailtester.com/

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