Transform Meta Info
|Display Name||To Email Address [Verify common]|
|Transform Name||PersonToEmail Address_Common|
|Short Description||This Transform will test on common free mail provider for combinations of the persons name. This transform only works with mail servers that will report failed recipients with a 550 code and verified recipients with a 250 code. Not all mail servers do this - as example Yahoo does not! Also note that this transform makes a TCP connection to the given entitys MX record!|
This Transform will test on common, free mail providers for combinations of the person's name. It returns email addresses that have already been taken.
This Transform only works with mail servers that will report failed recipients with a 550 code and verified recipients with a 250 code. Not all mail servers do this - as example Yahoo does not! Also note that this transform makes a TCP connection to the given entity's MX record! This transforms uses the techniques used in the Email AddressToEmail Address Verify transform. Since this gives us the ability to verify if an email address exists we can expand the idea to test for combinations of first name / last name on popular email providers - like Gmail and Hotmail.
The providers (domains) where the transform test is configurable - e.g. you can add/remove domains be changing the 'Domains to check' additional transform setting. There is one difficulty here - not all mail servers falls for the verification trick. As such you cannot randomly add domains here - be sure to test if email addresses can be verified using the verification transform first.
Starting with a person, we can find email accounts from their name that already exist.