Before you can send your first cold email campaign, you’ll need to find and verify the email addresses for everyone you want to get in touch with.
Luckily, you don’t have to do this manually. There are powerful email-finding tools out there to help you source emails based on the information you already have about your prospect.
To make your choice easier, we’ve organized our recommended email finders into five categories:
Depending on your needs, you’ll find the perfect email finder for you in this roundup.
Let’s dive in.
There are a variety of excellent tools throughout this guide. But, if you don’t have time to try them all out or aren’t sure which type of tool you need, these are some good all-rounders.
B2B database with 54+ million prospects and over 50 search filters to help you find the right prospects.
You can use UpLead to find the ideal prospects for your business based on firmographic data, technographic data, and more. For example, if you know your ideal customers use a particular software, you can filter by prospects and companies that use it. Then, you can reach out to them with a personalized cold email to highlight the value you can offer.
The platform boasts a highly competitive 95% accuracy rate for the emails in their database, so you can be relatively confident in the emails you’re sourcing (we’d still recommend verifying all emails before you start your campaign).
If you have an existing but incomplete prospect list, you can use Uplead to fill out missing contact information such as email addresses and phone numbers from your existing prospect data.
Lead database with millions of contacts
Built-in email verification
High accuracy rate
Over 50 search filters to find your ideal prospects
Pricing: Free for up to 5 credits. Paid plans start at $79/month for 200 email credits.
Generate targeted prospect lists complete with contact details based on the parameters you care about, such as industry, employee count, revenue, and more.
Clearbit offers a range of products, but the Prospector tool, in particular, is going to come in useful for anyone needing access to verified emails.
After running a search based on prospect attributes that you know your ideal customers have, you’ll get a list of qualified leads, complete with full contact data.
The data refreshes in real-time, so you’ll never have to rely on out-of-date information in your outreach campaigns.
Powerful email finder
Provides all key details on your prospect (contact details, name, location, address, lead management)
200+ million contacts at 20 million companies around the world
Pricing: Custom based on your volume requirements
Email finder and verification tool that only asks you to pay for 100% verified emails.
If you’re working with a small budget, Anymail Finder could be the right option for you. They only charge you when emails are 100% verified — anything that’s labeled ‘unsure’ is free.
To find emails, you can either upload bulk lists or search their database according to first name, last name, or company name. If there’s a match, Anymail Finder will show you their verified email address for you to save to your lead list.
Anymail Finder searches millions of pages to find email addresses and performs direct server validation so you can be confident in whether your cold emails will land in the inbox.
See where emails are found
No need to pay for emails that are not 100% verified
Ability to access Anymail Finder identification with API
Pricing: Free for up to 20 emails. Paid plans start at $49 a month for 1,000 verified emails.
Email finder and verification tool that allows you to find the addresses of decision-makers within your target market.
FindEmails’ platform lets you easily find verified emails, searching by name, company, or job role.
They run mail server tests for every email they show in order to verify if you’ll be able to send emails to your prospects and land in their main inbox.
If you already have an email list, you can upload it to FindEmails, and the platform will verify your emails for you with 98% accuracy.
Another interesting part of this platform is that you can purchase verified data from other members with similar target markets. Despite that, we’d still recommend sourcing and verifying your own emails to ensure deliverability.
Easily search for decision-makers to reach out to based on job titles
Allows for bulk or individual email searches
98% accuracy when verifying emails
Also available as a Chrome extension or API based service
Pricing: Basic plan starts at $29 per month for 1,000 credits.
How do Email Finder Extensions Work?
Email finder Chrome extensions are designed to fit into your prospecting workflow, helping you find emails on the go.
Whether you're browsing a website, work profile, or social networking site, the email finder will search for emails connected to the domain name you’re browsing, making lead generation efficient and easy.
Some other tools on this list, not included in this section also have extensions, but these platforms offer some of the most robust ones on the market. Let’s take a look at them:
Contact database containing 450 million business emails at 17 million companies.
RocketReach’s Chrome Extension helps you find leads by scouring social profiles for contact information. Their Chrome extension can reveal details of prospects that are otherwise hidden on websites including LinkedIn, AngelList, and Crunchbase.
As well as seeing contact details, the extension will show you details on company revenue, headcount, their competitors, and more.
They also have a ‘list enrichment’ feature, which allows you to upload your own lists and have missing information filled out.
Ability to find contact details from social profiles
Pricing: Paid plans start at $59 per month for 125 contact lookups/month.
Scrapes public web pages and guesses emails based on common company email address patterns to give you the best chance of finding real email addresses.
Skrapp’s Chrome extension has two key uses. The first is that it integrates with your LinkedIn account and lets you see verified email addresses directly in your Sales Navigator searches.
The second is that you can use it to unveil contact information for decision-makers directly from your prospect’s company websites, which means it will fit seamlessly into your existing prospecting workflow.
The platform also has options for single and bulk email searches that let you find email addresses based on the company’s website, name, or name of your target lead.
Email simulator based on data algorithm
Finds emails of top management
Chrome extension integrates with LinkedIn or Sales Navigator
Pricing: Free for up to 150 emails a month. Paid plans start at $49 for 1,000 email addresses.
How do LinkedIn Email Finders Work?
LinkedIn email finders allow you to match company records with the names of your prospects.
Some of these tools allow you to source results from LinkedIn search pages to speed up your prospecting and save you needing to visit thousands of profiles manually.
Combines data from LinkedIn and around the web to show you verified emails, business details, and phone numbers for your prospects.
Lusha’s browser extension (that works with Chrome, Firefox, and Edge) lets you source emails straight from someone’s LinkedIn profile.
As you’re prospecting, you can save good-fit leads to lists in Lusha, which you can then export to use in your cold outreach.
It also integrates with various popular CRMs like HubSpot, Salesforce, and Pipedrive, to ensure it plugs into your existing processes without issue.
In terms of accuracy, Lusha boasts 81% accurate phone numbers and emails, which means you’ll still need to verify them before using them, but there's a good chance most will be valid.
Ability to find contact details from LinkedIn search, Gmail inbox, and company websites
Integrates with most CRM platforms
Allocate credits for different sales reps on your team
Pricing: 5 credits per month with a free plan. Paid plans start at $99 a month with 100 credits.
Turn LinkedIn Sales Navigator searches into ready-to-use prospect lists with verified emails.
Wiza’s platform is designed for anyone using LinkedIn as a key part of their lead generation strategy.
Once you’ve set it up, you can run a Sales Navigator search and instantly extract all of the valid emails from that search.
When your prospect list is ready, you can export it as a CSV ready to upload into QuickMail or export them into other platforms like Salesforce.
One helpful feature is that Wiza will tell you how much an email export will cost (as they only charge per verified email), so you know what you’ll be spending.
Prospecting tool designed for LinkedIn lead generation
Export leads directly to Salesforce or a CSV
Pricing: Pay-as-you-go for $0.15 per valid email. Monthly plans start at $50 per month for 300 verified emails.
Huge B2B contact database that lets you prospect on the platform directly, or find contact data from LinkedIn profiles.
Apollo has a large database of over 200 million contacts and 10 million businesses. This allows them to produce accurate results with verified emails, direct-dial phone numbers, and over 65 data attributes.
With Apollo, you can prospect on LinkedIn and sync contacts directly to your CRM.
Direct CRM Push
Prospect searcher to find key people in your niche
Pricing: Free for up to 50 email credits per month. Paid plans start at $49 with 200 email credits per month.
What is a Bulk Email Finder?
A bulk email finder helps you find and verify the email addresses of a list of contacts that you provide.
In most cases, you’ll need to upload your own prospect list (typically as a CSV), and the platform you’re using will test the emails for validity. If they’re valid, you can use them in your outreach. If not, you can either try to find the correct email, or delete them from your list.
These are different from bulk email service providers, which are tools that help you send your emails, once you’ve sourced and verified them.
Here are some of the best tools for the job:
1. Get Prospect
Verify and enrich your existing prospect list in bulk.
GetProspect is perfect if you have an existing prospect list that you need to enrich with accurate, verified email addresses.
Once you have your prospect list, you’ll upload it to GetProspect, and it will match the person’s name and company to existing, verified records. Then, it will show you how confident the platform is in the email address.
There’s no limit on how many prospects you can upload at once so it’s perfect for high-volume outreach teams.
Bulk upload your prospect lists
Emails can be enriched with extra details like LinkedIn profiles, job titles, and location
Filter and export leads based on email validity status
Pricing: Free plan with a 100 email verification limit per month. Paid plans start at $49 for 1000 emails per month.
Bulk email finder that helps you find contacts on social media. It can also verify email addresses and integrate with over 500 apps.
Find That Email guarantees a 90% delivery rate with their verified emails. All you have to do is upload a CSV file, and the tool will return results containing verified email addresses.
They run multiple cross-checks to ensure that false emails are removed and you can be confident when you upload your prospect list into your cold email software. Contacts can also be easily synced to Salesforce, MailChimp, Zoho CRM, Pipedrive, and more.
Delivers a list of verified emails based on your prospect list
Has an extension to source emails from social profiles and websites
Provides a confidence score to help you judge success rat
Pricing: Free for 50 email credits per month. Paid plans start at $29 per month with 50 email search credits.
Verify and clean large email lists with a high accuracy rate.
Neverbounce offers a variety of products, including a bulk email verification tool. You upload your existing prospect list, and it will run checks to verify if your emails are valid. Emails are verified with a 20 step cleaning process, and it removes 99.9% of bounced emails.
If your email list has multiple emails that can’t be verified, you’ll be notified so you can consider whether you want to use the list or not, as it could pose a deliverability risk.
Neverbounce also integrates directly with QuickMail, which means you can verify your email lists as you upload them to our platform. It’s an excellent way to streamline your workflow and still be confident in the quality of your email list.
Bulk email cleaning and verification
High accuracy rates, removing 99.9% of invalid emails
Integrates with QuickMail for quick email verification
Pricing: Pay-as-you-go package costs less than 1 cent per email, with bulk discounts as the number of emails goes higher. Paid monthly plans start at $10 for up to 1,000 emails per month.
Bulk email verification platform with high accuracy levels.
BriteVerify has been around for years, and it’s still one of the most powerful options out there for anyone needing to regularly clean and verify large email lists.
When you upload your prospect list, your contacts will be separated into “clean emails”, “inaccurate emails”, and “risky emails”. You can also integrate it with your CRM or email sending platform (including QuickMail) and have it flag any emails in your database that can’t be verified.
The tool uses real-time email verification to ensure that contacts are valid at the time you need them to be and doesn’t rely on outdated email databases to judge accuracy.
Real-time email and contact data verification
Integrates with QuickMail to verify contacts as you send your cold emails
Pricing: Plans start at $50 a month for 5,000 verifications.
Allows both individual and bulk email verification using real-time verification for high accuracy rates.
Verifalia’s email verification platform lets you upload your email lists and verifies them for you using real-time verification.
If any of the emails in your list are spam traps, disposable emails, or catch-all servers, they’ll be removed to ensure your sender reputationis never harmed unnecessarily.
Verifalia also gives you a list of factors influencing the validity of an email, so you’re sure that the results are accurate.
Individual and bulk email verification options
Ability to identify invalid and risky email types that will hurt your sender reputation
High accuracy and simple to use
Pricing: Free for single-contact email verifications. For bulk lists, paid plans start at $9 a month.
What to Expect From a Free Email Finder?
Free email finders are ideal if you only plan to search individual contacts or just a few emails every month. Most free email finders are part of a larger paid platform, but the company behind them offers a free plan to help you get started without incurring any costs.
Functionality remains the same in terms of email finding and validation, although features may not be as comprehensive as paid plans.
As you ramp up your cold outreach, you’ll find that the plans are often limiting, but if you’re only sending the occasional campaign, they’ll be useful.
Prospecting tool that allows you to find contact information and provides helpful data such as factors that might influence a prospect’s buying decisions.
Datanyze is a powerful prospecting tool that provides intelligence data on your prospects’ buying behavior, company type, and even offers icebreakers based on your prospects’ location or company updates to help you craft your opening line in a cold email.
It boasts a large database of 84 million email addresses, 120 million people, and 63 million direct dials.
The free plan offers 10 credits per month and is valid for 90 days. If you’re only running highly targeted campaigns targeting key-decision makers, it’s a perfect place to start. However, if you need high-volume, the free plan is still relatively limiting, so keep that in mind.
Find B2B prospect data with details on the company, job role, the technology used, and more
Generates icebreakers and talking points to use in your outreach
Free 3-month trial offers complete access to key features but limits based on volume
Pricing: Free 90 day trial that offers 10 credits per month. Paid plans start at $39 a month (billed yearly) for 1,080 credits a year.
Quickly source up to 10 free emails per month with high accuracy rates.
GetEmail uses big data to match and source email addresses for business contacts around the world.
The premise is simple: it uses your prospect’s first name, last name, and the company domain name, then scans existing known email addresses from the same company. It then matches your prospect to existing data to provide you with an accurate email address.
They offer a completely free plan that lets you find 10 emails per month and export them as a CSV. If you need more, you can upgrade to a more generous plan.
You can then run your emails through a platform like NeverBounce to double-check if they’re accurate.
Highly accurate email finder
Accurately guesses email addresses based on common company email patterns
Pricing: Free for up to 10 contacts per month. Paid plans start at $49 for 300 contacts per month.
A developer-friendly tool that crawls and collects contact information from company websites.
If you’re not afraid to get technical, EmailCrawlr is another solid choice. You can run up to 200 successful email searches per month, all for free.
It offers a few different ways to find email addresses. Firstly, you can look up a domain name, and EmailCrawlr will return publicly available information on email addresses, job titles, names, and phone numbers.
Then, once you have your emails, you can use EmailCrawlr to verify them for you as well. It checks the MX records for emails and provides you with information on whether the MX record is valid and if you can send emails to that address.
If you’re not familiar with coding, there will be a learning curve. However, if you have a team of developers at your company, we’re sure one of them will help you out.
Find contact details based on a domain name
Finds and verifies email records
Generous free plan
Made for developers
Pricing: Free for up to 200 successful calls per month. Paid plans start at $16 for 1000 successful calls a month.
How to Ensure Your Outreach Emails Land in the Primary Inbox
Here are a few best practices to ensure that you are using your emails optimally and correctly, ensuring that no lead goes to waste:
1. Verify Every Email Before Reaching Out
If you expect your emails to land in your prospects’ inbox, you need to verify the address.
Verifying your emails is vital to ensure your email deliverability stays high and you don’t get flagged for spam by email service providers (ESPs).
To keep things streamlined, link your email verification tool with QuickMail.
Then, as you upload your prospect lists and add them to a Bucket as you prepare to launch a campaign, every email you upload will be automatically verified.
You can decide if you want to automatically reject emails that are flagged for being risky, unknown, or invalid, and any email that doesn’t get flagged will be added to your campaign.
Verifying your emails is a simple but essential part of any successful outreach campaign.
2. Warm Up Your Email Address in Advance
Email warming refers to the process needed to ensure that a new email address is trusted by ESPs and will have good deliverability rates.
Simply put, if you just acquire a new domain and start sending out hundreds of cold emails, ESPs will think you’re a spammer. As a consequence, your emails won’t reach your prospects’ inboxes and will land in their spam folder or be rejected completely.
In the past, you could get away without warming up your email address, but today, it’s another key part of any successful cold emailing system.
Once you link your email address with the Auto Warmer, it’ll start automatically sending and replying to emails for you, showing ESPs that you’re a real person with genuine email activity. You can leave the Auto Warmer running for as long as you need to send email campaigns and regularly review the deliverability reports to ensure most of your emails are landing in the primary inbox.
To learn more about warming up your email, make sure to read our complete guide to warming up your email address here.
3. Write Personalized Unique Emails and Remember to Follow Up
Once you’ve verified your emails and warmed up your email address, the next step is to start reaching out to your prospects with thoughtful and personalized cold emails. In every email, make sure to add a personal touch with a custom opening line highlighting something you’ve researched about them.
Then, write up the main email template you’re going to use, keeping it short and focused on the value you can offer to your prospect (need some inspiration? Check out some of our best cold email templates here).
But, no matter how good your cold email is, there’s always a chance your prospect doesn’t reply — after all, they don’t know you. To give yourself the best chance of success, you need to follow up. In fact, our data shows that 55% of replies to cold emails come from a follow-up.
In your QuickMail campaign, you can schedule automatic follow-ups by adding a new email step. Choose the delay (usually 3-5 days is long enough) and add your new email.
If your prospect doesn’t reply after the delay you’ve set, you’ll automatically follow up with them and bump your email back to the top of their inbox.
Email finding tools make it easy to quickly build a list of qualified prospects to reach out to. Once you’ve verified the emails you’ve gathered to ensure they’re valid, you can add them to QuickMail and launch your cold outreach campaigns.
Remember, it’s always better to send a lower volume of emails but with higher levels of personalization than to send thousands at once and compromise on personalization.
Depending on your needs, some of these tools will be better than others, but they’re all going to be a good start.
In any case, most of these have free trials, so you can get a feel of their services first before committing to a paid plan.