How do people from LinkedIn find your work email?

Salesforce VVyG70
Oct 29, 2018 7 Comments

Obviously I don’t have my work emails listed on LinkedIn. Yet people (recruiters, salespeople, vendors) who find me from LinkedIn often email me to my work email, and this is at several different jobs now. I assume they can just guess, but it’s not always the same formation, and how can they be sure? Anyone know what they do?


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  • Apple Fruitella
    Recruiters sometimes take a contact list with them when leaving a company. And then use it at the new company by sharing leads with another recruiters. This is a clear violation of non-solicit agreement, but this happens occasionally.
    Oct 29, 2018 0
  • State Farm / Eng 599 or some pattern that can be easily guessed?
    Oct 29, 2018 0
  • Comcast keysersözæ
    The format is typically the same company wide. Once you have one email all you need to know is the name of whoever you want to email. Assuming your first and last name are accurate in LinkedIn it wouldn't be that difficult.
    Oct 29, 2018 0
  • Rubrik / Eng nEYq10
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    Oct 29, 2018 0
  • Twitter 0nMyWay
    why r u even on LinkedIn? It’s useless spam. Delete your account
    Oct 29, 2018 0
  • Sprint lxCy58
    There are some online tools out there that scrap emails and suggest the winning first name last name pattern. Even without tools you can guess the email address and if it’s wrong you’ll get a bounce back and you can try again. Essentially you get unlimited tries for guessing someone’s email until it goes through.
    Oct 29, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng JavaMonstr
    They may ask their friends who work at ur company to look it up for them
    Oct 29, 2018 0


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