Find Anyone's Email Address



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Dillon Compton — Sales/Growth
Freaking awesome. Good results on the few tests I've run -- would love to know how it works under the hood. Is it running through some databases, automatically validating existence w/in a pre-defined set of known patterns, etc.

Regardless, this is sweet.
Jack Smith — Serial Entrepreneur & Startup Adviser
@comptly It's likely generating the most common permutations of first name/last name, then checking the domain's mailserver to see if an email address is showing indications of activity for that variation. see:

also similar:
neal shyam — Hacks & Community @devpost
@_jacksmith @comptly

There are three main ways to validate an email address:
- ping the email address (which is what this script seems to be doing)
- check whois records
- use a wrapper for the Rapportive API (

Doesn't look like Norbert is checking for catchall addresses, which is pretty easy to do. If xXx@target.domain validates, you can be 99% sure there's a catchall.

That said, I think Norbert's user friendly interface is probably going to lead to a lot of abuse / spam.
Cyril N — VoilaNorbert - Reflectiv
@nealrs @_jacksmith @comptly @target The next implementation will do a check of a catch-all address, amongst many other things, and will be online pretty soon ;)
Cyril N — VoilaNorbert - Reflectiv
Hey guys,

I just wanted to let you know that we released a new version of VoilaNorbert that aims to fix the false positive and catch-all errors. We also implemented paid plans in case some of us are interest for more.

We have yet to improve the mobile experience (none so far) but this will be done in the day.

Please let me know what you think :)
Erin Dalzell — Evangelist
@cx42net site seems down right now? I'm being prompted to log in?
Cyril N — VoilaNorbert - Reflectiv
@emd It was an issue that is now fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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