Wednesday, June 22, 2005

E-mail Search Tips

Search Tips gives you numerous ways to search for marketing lists. And once you find lists that fit your needs, our MyLists feature lets you save them for speedy access on return visits.
If you're looking for a specific list, type a key word found in the list title in the List Search or Keyword search field. Or, if you know the GreatLists list number, type it in the List Search or Keyword search field. Then press the ENTER key. Click on the appropriate list title to see list details.
If you're looking for one or more lists that reach a specific audience, first select the type of addressing data you require- postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers or any combination.
Then use the Market Affinity search. Choose the best fitting affinity for your target from the list that is displayed in the Market Affinity field.
Only one Market Affinity may be selected for each search. However, you can combine a Keyword search with a Market Affinity search to target narrower audiences.
If a Market Affinity search produces too many results or is not targeted enough for your needs, use the Keyword search. It looks for an exact match to the letters and spaces you enter. It ignores capitalizations.
You can widen or narrow your search by including or excluding letters at the end of the keyword you enter. For example, the keyword bank will produce more results than the words banker, bankers or banking.
If the keyword you enter produces too many results, try a modifier, like international bank. If it produces too few, try a related word like financial.
If you want to target one or more regions of the world, use the Geographic Regions search, either by itself or in combination with the Keyword and Market Affinity searches. It looks for lists that access audiences in one or more countries within the geographical regions listed on the Search page. Check as many regions as you want, or leave them all blank to select the entire world.
Search Results are displayed in alphabetical order by list title. Lists whose titles begin with a star/asterisk (*) are managed exclusively by and are displayed first.
Click on any list title to see detailed list information. You must register to see this detail.
When viewing list data, note the index tab labeled Segment Data. Clicking this tab displays all available segment descriptions, quantities and prices. If no tab is displayed, there are no segments available.
Click on the index tab labeled Data Card to return to the list profile.
Click on last search results to return to your original search results.
If you find an appropriate list and want to see other similar lists, click the Related Lists tab. This will display all the market affinities that have been assigned to that list. Clicking on any one of these affinities will launch a new search based on that affinity.
If you find lists that you want to see on return visits or use in future marketing campaigns, click on the MyLists icon to add them to your personal MyLists page. Click on the MyLists tab on the main tool bar to see your lists on return visits.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

E-Mail Ssearch Tips

E-Mail Tips
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Although you may already use e-mail on a regular basis, here are some practical tips that may help alleviate some confusion or make your e-mail use more productive. The discussion is broadly written as there are too many variables to cover individual operating systems, network applications, client programs, etc.
Also, see tips offered by others:
Bob Brand's E-Mail Pet Peeves - A MUST READ! Also from Bob Brand's site, Email Facts of Life . If nothing sounds familiar to you on this page, then you haven't been on the 'Net for very long. More general e-mail tips, including further discussion on attachments specifically written for MS Mail and MS Exchange. Accessing the Internet by E-Mail FAQ. The perennial help file, providing tips and tricks on doing more than just e-mail with only an e-mail account. Owned by Gerry Boyd. This file is available by e-mail and has been translated into multiple languages. Beginning E-Mail from Heinz Tschabitscher of Plus, check out his online bulletin board forum to discuss e-mail issues and questions.PC Magazine: Making Order Out of E-Mail Chaos PC Magazine: Extending Internet Mail A look at Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME).A Beginner's Guide to Effective Email A classic from Kaitlin Duck Sherwood. Also, if you are thinking of putting up an email link on your web page, read her comments about that first ;-)E-Mail 101 from Newbie-U. LEARN THE NET: How E-mail Works
For Individual Use
Signature Lines:
Signature lines are the letterhead of your e-mail message and more. Typically they include 5 -10 lines of contact information for you and/or your business, and are appended automatically to the end (or sometimes at the top) of each message you send. Check your e-mail software for this feature, not all have it available - but most do. If you don't find it easily by clicking on the items appearing at the top of your screen, try using your "help" button to find out where you can input your signature.
Because Internet e-mail functions with ASCII text (no bold or italicized characters, for instance), these signature lines are often dressed up with other keyboard characters. For example a signature line may appears as:

+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ My Name -- My Company Name 555-555-5555(voice) 555-555-5556(fax)+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
Four lines of text and two lines of characters blocking off the signature. It usually includes contact information and may also include a line or two of promotion for a product or service. Some e-mail programs permit more than one set of signature lines to give you the flexibility of alternate personas - perhaps separate business and personal ones.
Signature lines are very important when posting messages on discussion groups. If someone is interested in your post, and wants to get in touch with you directly, the information contained in a signature line might make them pick up the phone or look at your web site.
E-Mail Discussion Groups (aka Mailing Lists or listservs):
One of the most beneficial aspects of having an Internet e-mail account is the access to people with similar interests from diverse geographical areas through mailing list discussion groups. Tens of thousands of topical discussion groups exist covering virtually every subject imaginable. Most are offered free and are automated with mailing list management software like listserv, Majordomo, Listprocessor, Mailbase, etc.
Basically, a mailing list discussion group functions by offering a central e-mail address to use for broadcasting messages to the entire subscriber base. It's important to look for a frequently asked question (FAQ) file when you first sign on, often sent to you automatically during the sign-up process. This electronic document will outline the rules of the list, defining what is acceptable and unacceptable for posting to the group. Although it sounds strict, most lists are quite informal and operate with a conversational tone. After sending your post to this central address, the software will route it to all the subscribers of the list - often 100s or 1000s of people from all over the world. Sometimes the messages are reviewed by a moderator prior to disbursement, especially on high traffic lists.
As a subscriber to a discussion group, you should expect to start receiving email shortly after you signup - unless it is a dormant list. Hang back a while and read the posts before joining in to get a feel for the personalities and the scope of discussions. When you post a message, follow the basic rules of Netiquette outlined later. When your message is posted to the group, all recipients will see your e-mail address so that they can choose to respond either publicly through the list, or privately direct back to you. Reference the relevant discussion thread (topic) in your subject line when replying to another's comments.
For more information about the mechanics of finding and subscribing to discussion groups, please visit "Mailing List Discussion Groups" and read the link descriptions. Some of these sites offer step by step directions for finding and subscribing to mailing lists. For a quick reference click here and print out.
Netiquette or Style Tips:
E-mail is an informal method of communicating, but some basic rules of style or Netiquette (network etiquette) are expected.
DON'T TYPE IN ALL CAPS. This is perceived as shouting. Use emoticons (smileys) when trying to convey a tone of voice :-) Limit line length to 65-70 characters across. Otherwise some e-mail programs will wrap the text at wrong points or not wrap it at all. Consider carefully what you write; it's a permanent record and can be easily forwarded to others. Write succinctly. Don't waste bandwidth. E-mail may be inexpensive to most, but not to all. Don't attach large files (over 50K) without getting permission from your recipient first. Don't attach files for posting to discussion groups. Turn off e-mail formatting (non-ASCII) when posting to a discussion group. Don't send entire web pages to a discussion group, just the URLs (http's). When sending a web site address, always type it in the form of "http://…" because some e-mail programs will permit the user to click on a web address to go right there. Without the "http://" prefix these programs will not recognize it as such. Don't blatantly promote your business by posting an advertisement to a discussion group, unless it is clearly an accepted use and you have cleared it with the moderator (if there is one) first. Otherwise, you are "spamming." Write descriptive subject lines. Many busy people will only open messages with captivating subject lines. Think creatively. Don't quote back an entire message when only responding to one or two points. Delete the excess and make a note at the very top before starting the quotes. Some e-mail programs will automatically set up to quote the original message when replying and put you at the end of that message. This is very annoying to your recipients. When forwarding messages, put your comments at the top of the message. Don't overuse acronyms like BTW (by the way) or IMHO (in my humble opinion). Not everyone is experienced with this jargon and they may not want to admit their confusion - possibly losing your point. Do not forward personal e-mail to a discussion group without getting the author's permission first. Read over your e-mail before you send it. Although e-mail is a more informal method of communication than writing a letter, be sure you make your points clear and concise. Use a spell checker if available.
A more detailed list of Netiquette Guidelines is available here. Sally Hambridge, Author.
Software Selection:
Dozens of e-mail programs are available. If you're on a corporate system you may have no choice about what software to use, but if you're connecting from home then look at the reviews from Ziff Davis Labs and Internet World, linked from the "Miscellaneous" section. E-mail is text based but one of its great features is the ability to attach files (documents, spreadsheets, graphics, sound, etc.) to be carried along with the message. Some e-mail software provide features which make it easier to deal with file attachments (see also some useful links in the "Miscellaneous" section regarding file attachments and encoding). As a rule of thumb, before sending off a file attachment, find out if the recipient is using the same operating system (Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Mac, Unix, etc.) and which methods of decoding (MIME, binhex, uudecode, etc.) are available to them. If you don't have a match between these features, don't bother sending the attachment. You might consider, if it is a word processing document, database file or spreadsheet, saving the file as text and attaching that instead. As time goes by, these difficulties promise to subside and if you'd like to take advantage of the speed and cost of e-mail for transporting files between yourself and others, a good solution may be that everyone use the same software.
Another important feature of e-mail software programs is folder management. Many of my clients just keep all their e-mail in the inbox which gets so cluttered they can't find anything. Most popular e-mail programs offer the ability to sort your mail messages into folders you define. Get in the habit of keeping that inbox clean. One example of a problem which may occur when an inbox is cluttered is if someone delayed sending you a message for days. Often the date on the message would reflect the date that the message was composed which, when received by you, may insert itself between older messages that you've already read. This new message may not jump out at you.
One of the most useful features of e-mail is that it can be used primarily off-line. Most e-mail software programs (used on dial-up accounts) provide a feature where you can defer delivery of your composed messages. That means if you plan to write several messages, you can do so while disconnected, place them into some sort of an outbox, then when you're ready - connect and send them off. Conversely, once you've retrieved your e-mail you should disconnect to read them, giving others a chance to dial in on that line. Be aware that even though your software may be set to dial every time you open the program, you probably can either safely cancel the dialing process or change the setting so that it doesn't dial automatically.
E-mail software programs often come with many timesaving features which you should make a point to learn, such as:
address books (to save e-mail addresses and automatically insert them into the message) distribution lists (to save e-mail addresses of several people associated with a group, message would be addressed to the list and automatically disbursed to the group when sent) spell checking filters (to automatically sort mail, delete mail, reply to mail, etc.)
If these features are not part of your current software, there may be an add-on utility program available to accomplish the same thing. Take a look through the "E-Mail Software" links, however sometimes it's easier just to replace the program with one that offers the features as part of the package. Look through the articles mentioned earlier to find out what the strengths and weaknesses are for the choices available to you.
Switching Internet Providers/Multiple Accounts:
If you face the dilemma of wanting to change account providers or have multiple e-mail accounts, you might want to consider an e-mail redirection/forwarding service. For a comparably inexpensive fee, you can get a new e-mail alias, such as, which will typically pass through your e-mail to one or more e-mailboxes. That way, if you move or simply decide to change account providers, you can do so easily by telling the redirection service where to now send your messages. Your correspondents never need to know you've changed your underlying account provider. No unsubscribing and resubscribing from all the great e-mail discussion groups you get. You may be happy with your account provider now, but with the ever changing nature of the 'Net, it's small insurance to pay to avoid the hassle of a change if something better comes along. This is also important for people who travel for business or pleasure.
For your Web Site
When designing your web site, be sure you offer your visitors an easy way to contact you while viewing your information. Mailing addresses and phone numbers should appear on each page, but offering e-mail links and fill-out forms (which get sent to you by e-mail) are even more important. It offers an even easier, less inhibiting way of contact than calling on the phone. People may prefer to click on your e-mail link or fill out your form because it's:
cheaper than a long distance call, time zone independent (your visitor may be from the other side of the world!), anonymous (depending how you identify yourself in your e-mail software settings).
Some suggestions:
Put an e-mail link on every page and consider designing the links with pre-written subject lines for browsers that support this feature (Netscape and Internet Explorer). That way you can know right away that the e-mail you receive is coming off your web site. You could change these subject lines to read differently for each part of your site if you want to track the activity more specifically. Tell your visitors to use your e-mail links. If you have your own domain name, consider establishing multiple e-mail addresses for each type of e-mail inquiry you expect to receive - even though they may all route to one central mailbox. Use your software filters to sort them accordingly. Offer your visitors a way to sign-up to receive notice when your web site is updated. You can either use the separate URL minder service (as found here on Everything E-mail) or collect the addresses manually to create a distribution list. If you want to use these names for other promotions, be clear up front and always give them a way to get off the list. Remind them at the beginning of these e-mail announcements that they did request this information, otherwise you may experience a nasty backlash (in the form of a flame* or mail bomb**). Use autoresponders to offer frequently requested information. These e-mail bots will automatically respond to the sender with a prewritten message. Often used for brochures, price lists, directions, etc. See more at "Autoresponder (info@) Services." If you are offering something of value free on your site, ask your visitors to fill out a form before giving them access to your freebie. A way to collect valuable information. If you are using forms on your site but don't have access to a cgi-bin or other programming to parse the data, use a separate utility program on your desktop to do the parsing. Otherwise your messages will contain extra syntax which jumbles up the relevant information. See the "E-mail Software" section to find such a utility. Consider offering a discussion group or e-mail newsletter about a topic relevant to your site and invite people to sign-up from your web page. Find some helpful links at "Starting a Mailing List."
* An angry, rude e-mail message.
** Hundreds of mail messages sent to you which may prevent you from getting your other e-mail or just tie up the server.

Friday, June 17, 2005

I am looking for an e-mail address for a person.

I am looking for an e-mail address for a person.Our database does not currently contain e-mail addresses. Many Internet users use one of the many free Internet mail services that do not require a person to give an accurate name or address when signing up. This makes it almost impossible to establish connections between e-mail users and our databases.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Email Search Tips

Search Tips
To learn more about how this search engine works try the variety of Search Options on the Main Search page :Browse contents, Browse by keyword, Browse matrix form, Browse matrix list, Whats New, and Advance Search. As well read the search information below.
Quick Tips type +State:"TX" in the Search text box to find records where the State Field equals TX.
Type: +jobtitle:"design engineer" +State:"OR" to find records where the jobtitle equals design engineer and the State: field equals OR.
Type: +jobtitle:"design engineer" +State:"OR" +Yearly_Salary_Range:"35,000 - 40,000"to find records where the jobtitle equals design engineer and the State: field equals OR and the Yearly_Salary_Range 35,000 - 40,000. Note: field names are case sensitive.
You can use this same search syntax with any of the database field name.
To learn more about the database field names click on the Main Search Menu Page and then click on the "field help" in the "Other" area. Some field names include State:, City:, email:, etc.. Search syntax
This database support three types of searches, simple search, field search and expression search. The first two are similar to AltaVista's simple syntax.
Generally this database uses a full text search approach; all fields are searched for words written in the search expression. Double quotes can be used to group words into phrases such as "New York".
Several search words separated by blanks and grouped by quotes can be specified e.g.
"New York" sell painting
This database will try to find records which contain at least one of the terms defined above, but will sort results so that the records which match more terms are listed on top. The above search will also return records in which people from New York wish to buy paintings.
"New York" +sell painting
would limit the results to records which contain the word sell and then "New York" or "painting" or none of the other two. Similarly, pre-pending the term with a -, records which contain the term will not be listed:
-"New York" +sell +car
will list records which contain words sell and car and do not contain the phrase "New York".
Search terms may also contain regular expressions which can help in making searches more precise. Searches are matched to word beginnings. Searching for "cat" will not match "tomcat" but will match "cathy". Searching for "cat\b" will not find "cathy" either. Field search
Nicer search syntax now allows fieldname:value type of syntax:
To view all the field names in this database go to the main page and click on "database fields" in the "Other" area on the main menu.
Find only records where the State: field equals "TX".
Word starting in edu must be in email field.
Word starting edu must not be in email field.
has the same meaning as +email:edu Expression search
If the search field includes character {, then everything to right (and including) this character is interpreted as a search expression. These search expressions are in fact Perl expressions with the following specialties: {fieldname} denots value of a field; e.g. {price} > 1000 will only find records where in the price field is larger than 1000 Perl's logical operators && and ! should be replaced by words and, or and not. Some strings and characters are not allowed. You will be warned.
Example of a complex search:
painting +city:"New York" {price} < 1000 and not {author} =~ /turk/
Tips for fast searchingSearches which return few results are faster - include a +something. Begin searches with +exotic-word +less-exotic +plain anything Field searches are much faster then expression searches. Pure expression searches are slowest.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Finding Email Addresses on the Web

Finding Email Addresses on the WebLearn how to track down the email address of friends or family
There are many different ways to track down people on the Web. For instance, many of the largest Web directories are international in scope and offer listings for hundreds of thousands or even millions of people.
If you already know something about the background of the person you are looking for, such as their interests, professional affiliations or educational history, you may also be able to track them down through one of the numerous smaller specialist directories. These directories generally are focused on a single theme, such as a directory of alumni from a particular school or a listing of people in a certain profession.
You could also try working the location angle: if you know where the person you're looking for is currently living and working, you can look for them one of the many regional directories (these are especially useful if the target person is situated outside the of USA). Each regional directory focuses on a single city, region or country.
If you're lucky, the person you're looking for may already have registered their email address with one of the many change of address services, which help to match up old and new email addresses.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Email Search Tips

Search TipsDefinitions
Thesaurus:a list of words which are applicable to a particular subject area.
Truncation:the addition of a symbol at the end of a word so the computer will look for all variations of the word. Some databases automatically truncate.
Wildcard: A special character such as an asterisk (*) or a question mark (?) that can be used to represent one or more characters.
Search Alerts American Chemical Society (ACS)Thesaurus - No Alerts - Yes Option to email search results - No Option to re-run saved searches - No Truncation - AutomaticWildcards - NonePhrase searching - NoAmerican Institute of PhysicsThesaurus - NoAlerts - NoOption to email search results - NoOption to re-run saved searches - YesTruncation - AutomaticWildcard - ?Phrase searching - Automatic
Annual ReviewsThesaurus - NoAlerts - Citation alerts Option to email search results - No Option to re-run saved searches - No Truncation - automaticWildcards - ? stands for a character within a word; * stands for zero or more characters at the end of a word. Phrase searching - Use "..." AustLIIThesaurus - NoAlerts - No Option to email searches - No Option to re-run saved searches - No Truncation - * Wildcards - ? stands for a character within a wordPhrase searching - Automatic AustLitThesaurus - YesAlerts - YesOption to email search results - YesOption to re-run searches - NoTruncation - *Wildcard - *Phrase searching - Automatic Cambridge Journals OnlineThesaurus - No Alerts - Yes Option to email search results - No Option to re-run saved searches - Yes Truncation - *Wildcards - NonePhrase searching - Use "..." CCHThesaurus - No Alerts Not via the database but Daily Email Alert is offered by CCH : a free daily briefing of the key developments in your chosen field. These are sent as headlines to your desktop, with links to the full story. Alerts include legislation updates, tax rulings, and case information.Option to email searches - No Option to re-run saved searches - NoTruncation - * Wildcards - *Phrase searching - Automatic
Cochrane Library Thesaurus - Yes (MESH)Alerts - NoOption to email search results - YesOption to rerun searches - YesTruncation - *Wildcard - NonePhrase searching - AutomaticCSA Includes the databases: ATLA, ERIC, GEOref, Sociological Abstracts, Zoological Records and more... Thesaurus - Some databasesAlerts - YesOption to email search results - YesOption to re-run saved searches - Yes (for 6months)Truncation - *Wildcards - Use * for multi-characters, use ? for single characterPhrase searching - Automatic CSIROThesaurus - NoAlerts - YesOption to email search results - NoOption to re-run saved searches - NoTruncation - *Wildcard - ?Phrase searching - No Current Contents Connect/Web of ScienceThesaurus - NoAlerts - YesOption to email search results - YesOption to re-run saved searches - YesTruncation - *Wildcard - Use * for multicharacters, use ? for a single characterPhrase searching - Automatic EBSCOhost Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Sociological Collection and more... Thesaurus - For some databasesAlerts - YesOption to email search results - YesOption to re-run saved searches - YesTruncation - *Wildcard - ?Phrase searching - Use "..." EmeraldThesaurus - NoAlerts - YesOption to email search results - YesOption to re-run saved searches - NoTruncation - * or use truncation check boxWildcard - NoPhrase searching - Use phrase check box Expanded Academic ASAPThesaurus - Online indexAlerts - NoOption to email search results - YesOption to re-run saved searches - No, but searches can be saved in browserTruncation - *Wildcard - ?Phrase searching - Use "..."
FactivaThesaurus - Index searchingAlerts - YesOption to email search results - YesOption to re-run saved searches - NoTruncation - *Wildcard - ?Phrase searching - Automatic
Film Index International Thesaurus - NoAlerts - NoOption to email search results - YesOption to re-run saved searches - NoTruncation - *Wildcard - NoPhrase searching Use - “…” FirstSearchIncludes the databases GEOBASE and PAIS. Requires a login and password.Thesaurus - Uses an indexAlerts - YesOption to email search results - YesOption to re-run saved searches - YesTruncation - *Wildcard - Use # for a single character, use / for none to 9 charactersPhrase searching - Use "..."
Global Market Information Database - Euromonitor Thesaurus - NoAlerts - NoOption to email search results - NoOption to re-run saved searches - NoTruncation - *Wildcard - NoPhrase searching - Use “…” Historical AbstractsThesaurus - NoAlerts - YesOption to email search results - YesOption to re-run saved searches - NoTruncation - *Wildcard - ?Phrase searching - Use "..."
IEEE XploreThesaurus - NoAlerts - YesOption to email search results - NoOption to re-run saved searches - NoTruncation - *Wildcard - ?Phrase searching - Automatic

Monday, June 13, 2005

E-mail Search Tips

Search Tips
Data in the database can only be searched as exact matches. The database contains over 400 million email addresses. We believe that this is ten times greater than any other email address database on the Internet. Non-exact matches produce too many results. Consequently, when searching for someone, you will need to search each variation of his or her name separately.
If you are looking for Robert A. Yarnell you may need to do multiple individual searches such as:Robert Yarnell Rob Yarnell Robby Yarnell R Yarnell Bob Yarnell Bobby Yarnell B Yarnell
The search tool will only search one of the above choices for exact matches at a time. Also, upper and lower case are treated the same and spaces, periods, and special characters (non-alphabetic letters) are not recognized.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Email Address Search - 6 Useful Tips

Email Address Search - 6 Useful Tips Email Address Search
Trying to find email address for someone you've lost contact with? Searching your desk for that very important email address so you can send a proposal? Trying to find out who is sending you email? Regardless of the reason you need to perform an email address search, the following tips will steer you in the right direction.Tip #1 - Traditional search techniques won't find email address
The most common way to locate personal information is by searching public records. But searching public records is not an effective way for email lookup because they are not considered part of a public record. Don't waste your time or your money on these types of searches!Tip #2 - Free email address finder
Email addresses are used for on-line communication so what could be better when conducting an email address search than using the Internet? You will find page after page of links to free email address search. Most require you to provide, at minimum, the first and last name. If you can provide more information, then do so. The more information, the more refined the search. Tip #3 - Determine the cost of an email address search
Most sites attract visitors by offering a free email search. You enter what you know about the person and bam, you get the following message, "Your search request located no matches" followed by, "try these other email address search links".
So you try, only to find out that for more in-depth searches, you'll have to pay. Of course, the more in-depth the search, the more it costs. If you wish to pay, then go ahead; just look for secure payment capabilities and read all fine print before giving your credit card so you know exactly what you're getting. Tip #4 - E-mail address finder companies use 1 of 6 email directories
Regardless of which web site you use to conduct your email address search, each likely utilizes one or more of the six Internet directories currently available. They are Yahoo, Who-Where, LAF, InfoSpace, Bigfoot, and Switchboard. Bigfoot and LAF both have reverse search capabilities. Tip #5 - Try change of email address search services
Another way to find email address is to check with the on line email change of address services. Many people do register changes to their email addresses because these services are free. You do need to know the "old" email address of the person you're looking for. There's no guarantee this method will produce a good email address but it's worth a try. Tip #6 - Never use an email address extractor / finder for marketing
There are legitimate ways of collecting email addresses for marketing purposes but conducting an email address search is not one of them. In fact if you do collect names this way and then use the names to solicit your products or services, you likely will be accused of SPAMMING.
If caught spamming, there will be consequences. When you need to find email address, the obvious choice is the Internet. When you consider that a single person likely has and has had multiple email addresses, finding someone's email address can be tedious. But be patient and you might just get the email address you are looking for!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Search for Messages in Eudora

Search for Messages in Eudora

Eudora Tip
From Heinz Tschabitscher,
Your Guide to Email.
FREE GIFT with Newsletter! Act Now!
Has this person written me an email before? I know we talked about Friday's dinner, but in which message? Are there any high priority message anywhere?

Eudora has one feature that answers each of these questions: Find Messages.

To search for messages in Eudora:
Select Edit Find Find Messages... from the menu in Eudora.
Alternatively, click the Fined Messages toolbar icon (the icon with the magnifying glass) or
Press Ctrl-F.

For a quick search:
Make sure the first line reads Anywhere contains.
Type your keywords.
Make sure all mailboxes are selected.
Press Search.

The Results pane opens and displays all messages that contain your keywords.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

search email by E-Search

E-Search Ltd. is a leading Irish permission-based e-mail marketing company whose services centre around the power of email newsletters. Since it's foundation in 1996, E-Search has grown steadily staying at the forefront of email marketing.
In 1996 the award-winning company launched Ireland's E-mail Directory, which remains one of the top Irish websites.
In 1998 E-Search debuted Classifieds, a popular e-zine and premier direct e-mail marketing outlet for advertisers targeting the consumer and B2B markets.
In November of 2000, E-Search unveiled a suite of 20 E-Search E-Zines delivering over 500,000 e-mail ad impressions per month. These free e-mail publications cover a wide variety of topics, and offer quality content relevant to Irish subscribers.
In 2001 E-Search launched its email newsletter service, providing a fully managed newsletter service to corporate clients.
In 2002 the newsletter service was further developed with the launch of Newsweaver, a self service web-based Newsletter Publishing system.

Monday, June 06, 2005

FAQ: How to find people's E-mail addresses


A question which appears frequently on the Usenet is, "I know someone's name, and I think they might have an electronic mail address somewhere. How can I find it?"

There are many different techniques for doing this. Several of them are discussed below. Your best bet is to try the pertinent methods in this posting in the order in which they are listed (well, sort of; at the very least, please try all the pertinent methods which do not involve posting queries to before resorting to that).

I've listed "Direct contact" near the end of this list because, for some reason, people seem to be reluctant to call people on the telephone or write them a paper-mail letter asking what their E-mail address is, as long as there is even a remote chance that it might be found without asking. This attitude is somewhat counterproductive, since in most cases, it is much easier to get someone's E-mail address by asking them than it is by following the other methods outlined below. Furthermore, even if you do manage to find an E-mail address using one of the on-line methods described below, it is not guaranteed that the person at the other end of the line checks that address regularly or even that it is the correct address.

Therefore, if you do have a telephone number that isn't too expensive to call, or if you have a paper-mail address and aren't in too much of a hurry, you can probably save yourself a lot of trouble by skipping all of the on-line methods listed below and going directly to "Direct contact."

Avoid public distribution of individuals' addresses

It is considered rude to widely distribute (e.g., in a Usenet posting) a person's E-mail address without his/her prior consent, even if the address is publicly available using one of the techniques described below or some other technique.

It might seem that having one's E-mail address listed in a publicly accessible database is equivalent to distributing it, but this is not the case in practice, for three primary reasons:
Some people may not be aware that their addresses are available for others to locate. For example, the majority of Usenet posters are unaware of the database of Usenet E-mail addresses mentioned below.
When some effort is required to locate a person's address (e.g., using the techniques described below), only people who have a specific reason to send mail to him/her will go to the trouble. However, if the address is mentioned in a Usenet posting read by thousands of people, no effort is required to obtain it, and many more people will send him/her mail. Most people with E-mail addresses are not accustomed to receiving E-mail from strangers or large amounts of E-mail, and they may not be happy if they do.
As unwanted E-mail becomes more common, people will start to remove their addresses from public databases, which means that it will become more difficult to find people's addresses for legitimate reasons.

In summary, if you want to advertise someone's E-mail address, get his/her permission before you do it. Besides, if you're going to advertise an address, it's a good idea to make sure it works first, and writing to it for permission is a good way to do that.

Web Searches
E-mail directories
Entry Changed: Thu Feb 17 2005

Several organizations let you search for addresses by filling in and submitting a form from your Web browser. In many cases these services populated their databases by scanning for addresses in USENET news postings. My list below is fairly short; there is a longer list at Electro-Byte Technologies. Many of these were once free, but have now gone commercial (charging a fee for lookups). Some are primarily phone number searches, but sometimes have e-mail addresses as well. as of early 2004 claims to be the world's largest email directory - 10 times the size of any other email address directory on the web. All people searches are free and content is protected from spammers. Also verify email, reverse email search, reverse phone, white pages, yellow pages, area codes and postal/zip codes; phone-based searches are USA-only.
AnyWho is a white pages and yellow pages directory service that encourages people to update their listing to include e-mail addresses.
Bigfoot had about 100 million white pages listings and 8 million e-mail listings as of December 1996. The company focuses on value-added services for e-mail users, complementing those of ISPs.
Find mE-Mail advertises itself as the place to post your new e-mail address, for your old e-mail friends.
Fresh Address is a free worldwide registry of old and working email addresses. People can register their current address along with any additional working and obsolete email addresses, so friends can find them even if they only know an old address.
InfoSpace used to have about 200 million worldwide telephone numbers, and also provides search for e-mail addresses. Now its front-page search form appearsa to be USA only.
Internet Address Finder appears to be USA only.
MESA (MetaEmailSearchAgent) allows you to submit a single query to multiple search engines, including Bigfoot, IAF, Populus, Switchboard, Usenet Addresses, WhoWhere, and Yahoo People Search. You get to specify how long to wait, and it might time out returning no hits.
Switchboard is a Web-based telephone directory; its names are compiled from published white pages directories and other publicly-available sources. If you register a password with Switchboard, you can add additional information to your listing, including your email address. You can arrange to hide your email address (or other parts of your listing), while still allowing people to email you a brief note via Switchboard.
WhoWhere? has directories for e-mail, phone numbers, and personal Web pages. You can search based on affiliations like occupation, school, or interests.
Yahoo People Search

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Thursday, June 02, 2005

Configuring your email program to access the KU People Search email directory

Configuring your email program to access the KU People Search email directory
In addition to providing email services, Information Technology also provides a directory service called People Search, that lists registered email addresses of students, faculty and staff at KU. This service is available for use on the Web at It is also integrated into Webmail (, Exchange and Outlook Web Access ( for looking up KU people's email addresses.
This service, based on LDAP or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol, allows email directories like ours to be accessible by different computers and different programs over the Internet. Many email programs, such as Outlook Express, Netscape Messenger and Eudora Pro, are capable of connecting to this directory service, allowing you to look up KU email addresses just as you would look up addresses in your own personal email address book.Basic information
If you want to access the KU email directory (KU LDAP server), use the information below.
Note: If you use the Microsoft Outlook client, Outlook Web Access, or WebMail, you need not take any action. Those programs are already configured for use with the directory. Also, if you use a POP or IMAP client, such as Outlook Express or Eudora and do not wish to use the KU email directory, you need not take any action.
In order to use the KU People Search directory with your POP - or IMAP - configured email program, you must add the service and then configure it to access the People Search directory. If you already know how to add LDAP directory services to your email program, the settings you need to know are:KU's LDAP server is should use a default search string or search base of "ou=people,dc=ku,dc=edu", without quotation marks. You should use port 389. KU's LDAP server does not require a password or secure login.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

WebMail Tutorial

The Search Email feature allows you to search for an e-mail message in any of your existing folders. The search criteria can utilize the From field, To field, subject line, body text, received date, sent date, etc.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

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The "Reverse email or IM Name Search" can search the name associated with email addresses or Instant Messenger Names. The "Address for email IP or IM Name" option can also help you search the address associated with them. In addition to utilizing expert spider techniques, search generally scans any available databases such as consumer databases, internet databases, warranty databases, service provider databases, email databases and public records. Every time anyone connects to the Internet to communicate via email or Instant Messaging, they are leaving their IP fingerprint and ISP domain name behind. Often times this could reveal what city and state that person lives in. This information, along with the email address can enable searching of name, address and in certain cases a telephone number. Firewalls do not stop this information from leaking out. Every email, ICQ, AIM and Yahoo Pager message, along with EVERY web page that one views and picture or file that one downloads reveals this information. Often times the persons email address of IM name could be mentioned somewhere or the person may have used it for any activity on the internet. Given enough time and resources one can find names associated with nearly any email address or Instant Messenger Name. It is generally very easy to create and close email and IM accounts and therefore it can be possible that over a period of time many different names could be associated with the same account.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

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