How to Extract Emails From Your LinkedIn Connections

How to Extract Emails From Your LinkedIn Connections
Learn how to find and extract emails from your LinkedIn contacts with three different methods, LinkedIn native and specialized tools.

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Whether you’re starting a sales or marketing campaign, or doing in-depth research, people’s emails are considered gold in the digital world.

However, this is exactly why they may be hard to find for some, but there’s always a way.

LinkedIn is one of the best places to find someone’s email and we would love to show you our favorite ways of extracting emails from LinkedIn connections.

Let’s get started with the most used method.

How To Find Someone’s Email Address on LinkedIn

Finding someone’s email address on LinkedIn can be straightforward, especially if you are already connected with them. 

They needed to input their email address when first creating their LinkedIn profile hence it being in LinkedIn’s database.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to locate someone’s email address through their profile:

  1. Navigate to a person’s profile by searching for them in the LinkedIn search or finding them in your feed or inbox.
  2. Click on the “Contact Info” button under their profile picture to see their details.
linkedin profile contact information
  1. Look for the third info box displaying the email they share with their LinkedIn connections. You might also find other contact information, such as phone numbers, websites, or social media links useful.
linkedin profile email information

This is a very effective way of finding individual email addresses, but there are certain limitations to be aware of.

You can only view the email addresses of your direct connections. If you are not connected with someone, you cannot see their email address unless they have made it publicly available on their profile.

This method also takes time as you need to go over each profile one at a time which isn’t convenient if you’re looking for email addresses of multiple people.

However, if you only need one email, we recommend you send the person a LinkedIn message requesting their email. 

You will appear more friendly and they will know what to expect of you.

How To Extract Emails From LinkedIn With Built-In Features

What if you want to build lists of email addresses from LinkedIn? The last method isn’t going to work for you.

Thankfully LinkedIn offers built-in features that allow users to bulk extract emails from their connections.

Here’s how you can utilize these features to get emails from LinkedIn:

  1. Click on your profile image in the top right corner and click the “Settings & Privacy” option.
linkedin finding privacy settings
  1. Click the “Data Privacy” setting and look for the “Get a copy of your data” option.
linkedin data privacy and copy settings
  1. Select “Connections” and click “Request Archive”.
linkedin requesting data archive

LinkedIn will prepare an archive that includes a variety of information, including your connections’ email addresses. 

This process may take a few minutes to several hours, depending on the size of your data.

Once your data archive is ready, LinkedIn will notify you via email and send you a .CSV file with all the data. 

It’s important to note that this method only allows you to extract emails from your 1st-degree connection limiting you if you’re going to do cold campaigns. 

Additionally, you will be exporting your whole network’s email addresses requiring you to filter through this data afterward.

To circumvent all of these limitations, there’s a much better way of extracting email addresses from LinkedIn.

How To Extract Emails From LinkedIn With LeadDelta

LeadDelta is designed to enhance your LinkedIn networking experience by organizing your connections more effectively and allowing you to scrape emails from LinkedIn. 

Unlike LinkedIn’s native features, you can easily choose whose emails you want to export by filtering your network beforehand.

Let’s check out how it works.

  1. Log into LeadDelta and head to the Connections tab to see a list of your LinkedIn connections.
leaddelta connections tab
  1. Utilize advanced filters to hone in on the exact targets you want to extract emails from.
leaddelta advanced filters
  1. Manually select connections or select the whole list for exporting.
  2. Click on the “Export” button and choose the “Export Selected” option.
leaddelta contact information export

LeadDelta will export all of the selected contacts with all of their email addresses including alongside important information like their number, industry, headline…

You can later plug the exported list into your outreach tool of choice and begin your sales/marketing campaigns.

While LinkedIn only allows you to work with 1st-degree connections, LeadDelta allows you to import contacts you aren’t connected with by using the Sidebar.

leaddelta sidebar import

This allows you to get emails from people you aren’t connected with.

Even though LeadDelta is precise and has updated data, sometimes emails might be well hidden requiring more work.

What To Do If The Email Address Doesn’t Work?

Discovering that an email address doesn’t work after extracting it from LinkedIn can be frustrating. 

Here are some solutions for verifying and finding alternative email addresses:

Verify The Email Address

Before concluding that an email address is invalid, use email verification tools like Hunter or NeverBounce. 

These tools allow you to check the email’s validity without sending an actual email saving you valuable time and space in your campaigns.

With extensive databases of email addresses, you can push whole lists of emails and get a comprehensive list of valid emails.

The unverified emails might have other issues with them requiring you to find a new address.

Check for Typos

Sometimes, the issue can be as simple as a typo in the email address. 

Double-check the email address for any misspellings or errors, especially common ones like “.con” instead of “.com”.

Search for Alternative Emails

If the initial email is unverifiable or contains a typo, explore other email possibilities. 

Professionals often use multiple email addresses, encompassing personal, work, or alternative emails. 

Employ email format guessing tools using the individual’s name and their company’s domain, or scan their other social media profiles for any listed email addresses.

These tools search the web for any mentions of the person’s name alongside email addresses and can often provide you with a working email address.

Use LinkedIn Messaging

If the email fails to deliver, consider using LinkedIn’s messaging feature as an alternative way to reach out. 

While it’s not email, it’s another direct line of communication with your connection which might be more appreciative.

Especially if you’re looking to build relationships with people, LinkedIn is the way to go.

When an email address doesn’t work, it’s not the end of your communication efforts. 

With the right tools and approaches, you can find alternative ways to connect with your LinkedIn contacts, ensuring your networking efforts are successful.

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Conclusion

Extracting emails from LinkedIn can be a powerful strategy for expanding your professional network, engaging in direct marketing, or reaching out for opportunities. 

By following the guidelines and steps outlined in our guide you’ll be one step closer to your winning campaign.

Remember, the key to successfully using emails from LinkedIn lies in respecting privacy, adhering to ethical standards, and ensuring that your communication adds value.

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