There are times when you receive an email and you are not sure who the person is; it is natural to want to know who the person is, even if the email is not spam or unfriendly. Knowing a sender’s identity can tell you whether or not you want to reply to the email. Some emails contain the name of the person who sent it, even if this information is not present then there are couple of email programs that can give you the name that the sender’s email account is registered under and it will have this on the line of the email address. If this data is not available, sometimes you can attain more by glancing at the email address itself.
Now, for example an email address like email@example.com will not give a clue to the name, you can get some idea of the domain from which the email was sent from, the domain name is the word which are between the ‘@’ symbol and ‘.com’. The providers of bigger emailsl like Gmail and Hotmail will not give much information, but if the domain is something unusual like ‘rockhounds.com’ or ‘businessname.com’, you can perform a simple Google search for the domain name. This could bring you one step closer to finding the person.
If for example the sender is from a business email address, then you could try contacting the business/company and try to obtain more information regarding the sender. It is plausible that the sender may have sent the email with a valid reason but is just not using good email etiquette. Now suppose you want to find out the sender of a spam email, then you may be out of luck since those are very hard to trace.
If it is extremely vital to for you to know who the sender of a particular email, then you could try performing a reverse email address lookup which could give you the information about the sender including the name.
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