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How To Find the Owner of An Email Account

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Points:

» You can find the person behind an email account by searching the email username on various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc., to locate the user’s profile.
» You can use the method of sending an email and awaiting a reply; examine the sender’s details in the response to find the registered name of the user.

How To Find the Owner of An Email Account:

You can find these below methods to find the owner of an email account:

1. Search Social Media Accounts

If you’re looking to find the owner of any email ID, you can use and follow some tricks to find it. The username of any email address is mostly related to the actual name of the owner which makes it even easier to find the user by searching on social media.

Search Social Media Accounts

Almost everyone uses or has social media accounts these days. You can search for the user on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even LinkedIn to see if you find any profile with the same name in the search results.

If you find the profile, you can stalk the profile to see his pictures and other bio details to know more about his background and life. 

2. Send an Email and Wait for a Reply

Another direct method that you can use is to send a mail to the email ID and wait for the user to reply to it. Once you receive the reply, you can check the registered name of the user from whom you are receiving the reply.

But if you find that the registered name is not the name of a person but something else, you can directly send a mail to the user asking for his name and identification details and be sure to tell you why you need it, or else he might not reply to you. 

3. Search on Google

 You can also search for the details of any email address on Google to know who’s the owner of it. You need to enter the full email address in the search bar of Google and then click on the search icon. From the results, check if you can see the name or other identification details of the owner. 


How to Find Who Is Behind A Gmail account:

Try the following methods:

1. Using Google Calendar

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Sign in to Google Calendar

An effective way to find who’s behind a Gmail account is by using Google Calendar. Here you’ll be able to find all the details to check the owner’s name behind any Gmail ID. You need to use a PC to perform these steps. 

First, open Google Calendar, and then you need to sign in with your Gmail account. Enter the Gmail address and the password and then you’ll be able to log into the Google Calendar. 

Step 2: Click on three dots and Tap sharing

After opening the Google Calendar, you’ll be able to see the My calendar header on the left sidebar. Under it, you’ll find your name.

Click on Settings

Point your mouse pointer to your name and you’ll find three dots appear. Click on the three dots icon and then you’ll see a drop-down menu. You need to click on the Settings and sharing option. 

Click on Settings option

Step 3: Click ‘Add people’ & enter the email ID

You’ll be taken to the Calendar settings page of Google Calendar. You need to scroll down the page and you’ll find the Share with specific people header.

Click on the name

Under it, you’ll see the + Add people button. You need to click on it and then enter the email address, whose owner you’re trying to find, in the input box, and then click on Send. 

Click on Add people

Step 4: Find The Name

After clicking on Send, you’ll be back to the previous screen, where you’ll be able to see the user’s first and last name along with his Gmail ID under it. From there you’ll find the owner’s full name.

Click on send button

You need to know that once you’ve clicked on the Send button, a mail will be sent to the user which permits the user to access your Google Calendar. If you want to deny access, click on the X sign next to the user’s name to deny access. 

2. Sending An Email

You need to send an email to the Gmail address whose owner you’re trying to find. You can just send something random in the mail to get the user’s attention so that he replies to you.

You need to patiently wait for the email of the user and once you get the reply, you need to check the registered name from the sender’s details section to know the owner of the Gmail address. 

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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