How to Find Someone's AOL Email Address

Updated April 17, 2017

AOL has been around a long time, so there’s a good chance you can find someone’s AOL e-mail address. Although AOL keeps its members’ e-mail addresses private and no longer has a Member Directory, there are a few other ways to do it.

Use Google or your favourite search engine to look up someone’s name. Search the results to see if there’s an AOL address listed on a site.

See if you can find another e-mail address for her other than her AOL address. If you can, e-mail her at this address and ask for her AOL address.

Look on any of the sites in your search results and see if there’s a contact link for the person. If there is, send her an e-mail through this link and ask for her AOL e-mail address. If she doesn't have one, she may supply you with an alternate e-mail address.

Go to and type in someone’s name under “Email Lookup." If you know someone’s city or state, type that in also. The first letter of her e-mail or AOL screen name, an asterisk denoted for each letter and the last letter of her e-mail or AOL screen name will be displayed. The ampersand symbol (“@”), along with the last three letters of her e-mail provider’s address, will also be displayed.

Guess the AOL e-mail address by using the partial address provided. If the email address doesn’t end in “.com," it’s not an AOL e-mail address. If you can’t guess the email address, you can buy an “Email Lookup Report” from All e-mail addresses for someone will be provided if available.

Send e-mails to the addresses you’ve guessed. In the e-mails, explain who you’re trying to reach and the fact that you don’t know if you’re using the correct e-mail address. If you haven’t guessed the email addresses correctly, you’ll probably receive a mailer daemon for each one sent in error, or someone else using that e-mail address may respond.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Internet access
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Lisa Weinstein is an award-winning, California-based journalist specializing in education. Her work has appeared in numerous online publications. She holds a California English teaching credential and uses her classroom experience to add depth to her writing.