Note: MailTester has become paid now. Still it’s worth it. I bought 5000 credits for $5 (which means I can check 5000 emails for $5).
Finding the email address of a professional is a matter of 2 minutes.
Sure, you have chrome extensions and a lot of other tools that find the email address for you.
But, in case you like things easy and signing up for every website and tool doesn’t float your boat, you will certainly like this method. And mind you, those tools and extensions don’t have a success rate of 100%. Some of the tools even require you to have a work email.
Using Mailtester and Hunter, you can collect lots of leads for your cold pitching campaign and reduce the bounce rate.
Considering the amount of time it takes to research a company and prepare a pitch, it’s a good practice to confirm that your message will be actually reaching the person.
Tutorial: Find out the email address of your prospects using Mailtester and Hunter.
Look through their “About Us” page and “Meet the Team” page if they have one. Did you find the name of the best person to contact?
If not, then find the link to their LinkedIn page. It must be at the top or bottom of their website.
If you couldn’t find that either, manually search the company on LinkedIn. Make sure that it’s the same company that you want to contact. You can either confirm it by the logo or by clicking on the “Visit website” tab.
Some profiles have limited visibility, and to go around that, select the title of the person and paste it in the Google search bar.
The name will show up in the results.
If you are still unsure, search for “X company profile” on Google.
By now, you must have the name of the key person. If not, then you should seriously reconsider your decision to pitch the company ; P.
Step 2 (using Mailtester):
If you are planning to reach out to only a few companies than Hunter has you covered.
But if you are creating a list of more than ten leads, Mailtester will be your primary tool.
Test the following combinations with Mailtester:
- Rare (Sometimes I think why would anyone have such unconventional email address):
If you get any of these two results, success!! Go and shoot those emails.
If you have tried all the combinations and are always getting this result, you should contact them through Linkedin, as mentioned in step 4.
If it’s yellow, there’s no way to make sure. Trust Hunter, and make the leap of faith.
Step 3 (Using Hunter):
Go to hunter.io and select “Email Finder” from the drop-down menu.
Fill in the prospect and company name and you will immediately have the result.
You can make only 10 searches per day in Hunter, and the whole point of using Mailtester is to find as many valid email addresses as you can.
Sometimes, Hunter can make a mistake. So, make sure to double-check the email address with Mailtester.
If you have done all of the above and still your email has bounced.
Move on to step 4.
Message the person directly on LinkedIn. And if the message box is locked, you can send a connection request with a 300-words note.
Want to practise your newly learned skills?
Try and find out the email address of the following people:
- Elon Musk, the Tesla guy
- Neil Patel, founder of Crazy Egg
- Noel Wallace, the CEO of Colgate
- Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
- My email address (optional : P)