How to Find Emails on LinkedIn: 5 Tips and Tools

By Gaurav Sharma

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You’re probably already using LinkedIn to generate leads and expand your reach. However, are LinkedIn features enough for following up with your prospects? 

You can avoid losing potential leads by finding their email addresses. Take advantage of LinkedIn’s growing user base to acquire more emails. 

Unfortunately, finding email addresses on LinkedIn can be more complex than you expect. In this article, I’ll discuss five practical and proven ways how to find emails on LinkedIn. 

Let’s get started. 

1. Search Manually on LinkedIn Profiles 

I’ve searched for specific information about a person on their LinkedIn profile at some point. You can do the same with email addresses. 

All you need to do is visit your prospect’s profile. There, you will find a section labeled “contact information” as shown below.

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Click that section, and their contact details will appear. Among these details could be their email address. 

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Not everyone includes their email addresses in their contact information. If I can’t find their email address, I won't give up just yet.

Some people place their email addresses on the banner or about sections, so I make sure to check there as well. Take the image below as an example.

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2. Use LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator

LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator is a premium tool that you can use to find emails and boost your digital marketing efforts. 

With 922.3 million LinkedIn users globally, this feature allows you to narrow your search. You can apply advanced filters to target specific industries, job titles, companies, and locations. 

For instance, you can target key decision-makers if you’re looking for potential leads in the software development industry. 

How, you may ask? 

  • Narrow down your search by using specific terms like “Chief Technology Officer.” 
  • Combine the job titles with relevant keywords, such as “Growth” or “ Sales.” 
  • Refine your search some more by adding location-specific keywords like “Texas” or “San Francisco.” 

The tool will then generate a list of relevant profiles like the ones shown below. 

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It provides an extended view of users’ profiles, potentially revealing their email addresses.

3. Download the Emails of Your 1st Degree Connections

If I’m already connected with my prospects, I can directly download their email addresses. Here’s how to do it: 

  1. Log in to your account on a desktop.
  2. Go to your profile icon at the top of your LinkedIn home page and select “Settings.”
  3. Navigate to “Data Privacy.”

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  1. Under the “How LinkedIn uses your data” section, click “Get a copy of your data.”

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  1. Choose “Want something in particular?” 
  2. Select “Connections” alongside any other files you may need.
  3. Then, click “Request archive” and key in your password to initiate the process.

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  1. You’ll then receive an email with a link to download your archive. 
  2. Once you get the link, download the file containing your 1st-degree connections’ information. 

This information may include their email addresses. However, some users may opt to keep their email addresses private, resulting in some empty spaces in your file.

4. Use Email Finder Tools and Extensions

Performing a manual task repeatedly takes up a lot of time. The good news is that you don't have to spend countless hours manually searching for emails. 

Email finder tools and extensions are a time-saving way how to find emails on LinkedIn. Let’s take a look at a few tools you can consider:

GetProspect

GetProspect is a email finder extension that helps you find and collect email addresses and other contact details on LinkedIn. 

Key Features 

  • Provides a Chrome extension that integrates seamlessly with your browser
  • Allows users to perform highly targeted searches using advanced filters
  • Offers a bulk email verification feature to ensure the accuracy of emails collected

Clearout.io

Clearout.io has a LinkedIn email finder Chrome extension that helps you extract pre-verified contact information from Linkedin and LinkedIn Sales Navigator. It also allows in-app search to find pre-verified prospects off the LinkedIn platform.

Key Features 

  • Helps in building lists of prospects that match your Ideal Customer Profile.
  • It has the data enrichment feature to keep the data up-to-date after your initial scraping.
  • It also has an email verifier to verify email addresses in bulk. It performs 20+ email verification checks to identify the status of an email address.
  • Additionally, it has an email finder service to find the email address of anyone both individually and in bulk.

Hunter.io

Hunter.io is an email finder tool that allows you to find email addresses associated with a specific domain.

Key Features

  • Verifies email addresses for accuracy
  • Provides a confidence score, indicating the likelihood of the email address being accurate
  • Offers a Chrome extension that seamlessly integrates with your browser
  • Provides integrations with popular CRMs and sales tools

Lusha 

Lusha is a tool that provides contact information, including email addresses and phone numbers, from LinkedIn profiles. 

Key Features 

  • Provides company and professional background information
  • Offers a Chrome extension and integrations with various tools

Once you decide on a LinkedIn email finder tool, you can further boost your efforts using lead generation software. You can start by checking this lead generation software list by Attrock. The best free software on this list includes Leadfeeder, HubSpot, Mailchimp. 

5. Build Connections and Request Contact Info

One of the most straightforward ways to find emails on LinkedIn is by directly requesting them. After all, building genuine connections is why you’re on LinkedIn. 

However, don't just request email addresses blatantly. Instead, approach your prospects respectfully.

  • First, ensure your LinkedIn profile is complete and professional.
  • Build a relationship by interacting with your prospects’ content.
  • Personalize your message to spark interest. You can mention something specific that made you want to connect further. 
  • Clearly explain why you’d like to connect via email. For instance, you can say you would like to continue the conversation beyond LinkedIn for professional collaboration or networking.

Ready to Find Emails? 

And there you have it! Now, you know how to find emails on LinkedIn. From utilizing manual methods to automating your search with email finder tools, each approach can produce significant results. 

All you need to do is choose the best approach for your marketing or lead generation strategy. Feel free to combine two or more methods to maximize your chances of success. Happy hunting!

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