Atomic Email Hunter is a tool for finding emails. In this short review, I’ll try it out and give my honest opinion on how well it works.
There are 2 main ways of using Atomic Email Hunter: using it to find emails from a list of websites, or using it to find emails by searching the web.
1) Using Atomic Email Hunter to find emails from a list of websites
Suppose you have a list of websites you want to contact, and you want to find the email address of their owner. It can be tedious to manually look through websites or use any kind of browser extension — ideally, you want to be able to just enter the list of websites and have a software return the emails of the owner(s) of the websites without any work.
For this test, I tried using Atomic Email Hunter to find emails on the following 3 websites:
- https://outwittrade.com (this website, in case you don’t know)
Atomic Email Hunter helpfully lets you set how deep you want to explore a website for emails (e.g. you can make it search just the homepage of a website, or the homepage and all internal links on the homepage, or the homepage, all internal links on the homepage and then all internal links from those internal links and so on). If you’re running a fairly deep search, therefore, it can take a while. On my own internet connection it took several minutes just for the above 3 websites, because it has to look at a lot of different pages on these websites. Even though it’s multithreaded (i.e. the software will be loading multiple pages at a time), it takes some time.
Moreover, Atomic Email Hunter can find a lot of emails, many (probably most) of which you probably won’t want unless you’re running a pure spam campaign. For example, here are the results it returned for ebizfacts.com:
Unless you’re running a pure spam campaign, you probably don’t want all the emails found on a website like this. For our purposes here at OutwitTrade.com where we do a lot of cold email outreach, if I’m searching for emails, I just want the email of the website owner (so in the example above, the 2 emails that would be good for me are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com – everything else is junk).
Fortunately, you can specify these options in Settings -> Common settings:
You definitely want to adjust these settings before running any search.
Company Email Finder
If you want an actual @domain.com email (like firstname.lastname@example.org), rather than doing a generic search in Atomic Email Hunter, you can do a “Company Email Finder” search. Click this button at the top:
This will search search engines for an “@domain.com” email, along with a bunch of other sites that might have it. Here’s an example of the kind of URL’s it’ll search, again using ebizfacts.com:
Unfortunately, after over 7 minutes of searching, this didn’t find an actual company email for this example (though that wasn’t an easy task here). Still, the Company Email Finder feature is pretty decent, as it goes to a lot of sources that might have a company email address.
If you can’t find an email for a website using the Company Email Finder feature, I recommend just doing a normal search of the website with Atomic Email Hunter.
2) Using Atomic Email Hunter to find emails by searching the web
To search the internet for emails given some keyword, Atomic Email Hunter has to rely on search engines to return websites for the keyword and then search those websites. It tries not just Google, but also older and worse search engines like Yahoo, Ask and Bing. For example, if I search for emails related to the word “yoga,” here’s what it does:
There’s no real other way to do this (and other email finders work the same way), but this is quite prone to failures being that search engines will inevitably block you if you send too many requests to them, and you’ll therefore need to have a bunch of very good private proxies setup and a very good internet connection. By searching the wide open internet for emails like this, you’re also going to get a lot of rubbish come back, and being that we only do targeted outreach to website owners here at OutwitTrade.com I definitely had no need for this feature.
🙂 Pros of Atomic Email Hunter
- 1-time fee for the software
- Loads of customization options and settings for finding emails. You can use Atomic Email Hunter to bring back all emails it finds (not recommended), or use it to find targeted @theactualwebsite.com emails, as well as specify exactly how deeply it crawls each website and how long it should spend on each website. There is also proxy support (as you’d expect, and is necessary when using the 2nd option for searching the web which relies on search engines)
- Tries to guess the name of the email address owner, which can make your outreach much more effective (for example, in a screenshot above, it finds an email address “email@example.com” and correctly guesses that the owners name is Ryan). This is far from perfect, though, since for some reason it often lists the “owner” as the email address itself, which is useless
- Has some additional tools to find emails on Twitter and Facebook (though these aren’t great, since they’re not automated and require manually clicking around)
🙁 Cons of Atomic Email Hunter
- Atomic Email Hunter uses a fair amount of resources and a lot of bandwidth to crawl for emails (for email finding, it’s way nicer if it can be done through a web app). Even when running a very simple search of 1 site, it’ll have to open multiple threads and take several minutes to return a good email. Using a lot of threads also makes it a bit slow and bulky starting and stopping jobs, and overall, it wasn’t pleasant to use
- Dumber than it could be. For example, if you’re using Atomic Email Hunter to find just 1 good email on a website (the website owner’s email), Atomic Email Hunter could potentially save a lot of time by searching the contact page of the website before anything else (which it could easily identify by seeing if there’s any internal URL’s with ‘contact’ in them). Instead, the software does a mass search of pages on a website without giving any preference to pages that are more likely to have an email on them, or ignoring pages that are highly unlikely to have an email on them. I noticed there is a “priority spidering links” option in the common settings menu, but even when selecting this and telling it to prioritize ‘contact’ pages, Atomic Email Hunter still did a huge search of other pages before looking at the contact page
- For finding targeted emails of website owners, it also appears that Atomic Email Hunter doesn’t have a good algorithm for picking the best one (e.g. if there are 2 emails for a domain, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, you’d definitely want it to pick the firstname.lastname@example.org one)
- I often ran into a “page is not available” error in Atomic Email Hunter when trying to crawl websites, even when they loaded fine in my browser (this could be an issue with my internet connection somehow, since I use a VPN)
Are there any cracks, torrents, free registration keys or serials I can use for Atomic Email Hunter?
No, and as always, we don’t condone stealing software.
Are there any coupon codes or discounts for Atomic Email Hunter?
Yes. Purchase Atomic Email Hunter through this link (our referral link) and use the coupon code PUSH15OFF to get 15% off:
Can I recommend Atomic Email Hunter?
Yes. Atomic Email Hunter is far from perfect, but I can recommend it overall.
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