Gmail Username Lookup Offline

May 20, 2004 • 11:04 am | comments (20) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

There is a Gmail community at Orkut with currently 899 members. Over there I found a way to check if a Gmail account username was in use or if it was available.

You simply went to a URL and it would tell you.

The URL was: https://www.google.com/accounts/CheckAvailability?Email=YourUserName

You simply replace "YourUserName" with the name you want to check the availability of.

A couple of days ago this URL was no longer reporting back the availability of the Gmail usernames. There is belief that Google added an "encryption key to the checker now so people can't take advantage of their system."

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Comments:

tom

04/13/2005 06:39 pm

HOW CAN I FIND A GMAIL USERNAME OR PROFILE?

tom

08/09/2007 10:44 pm

I want to find the Gmail address of one of my friend, I know his complete personal information (name,family, etc)

soori

08/21/2008 06:16 am

i forget my username how to find it

Yoon

02/07/2009 05:57 am

I want to find the Gmail address of one of my friend, I know his complete personal information (name,family, etc)

hari

03/20/2009 11:37 am

forgot password

SuperDave

09/29/2009 02:47 pm

The Gmail names selection process appears to be tainted. It will tell you that a name is not available when it is not true. You can get it to contradict itself by pretending you lost the password and insert the name. It will then say that name does not exit !

akanksha

10/21/2009 08:37 am

how can I find a person email address by name in gmail ... its urgent

Daniel Gardner

11/18/2009 07:02 pm

An excellent tip, thanks! And btw - it still works like a charm.

white

12/05/2009 05:48 am

i wanna find the email address of phyopapakyaw

himanshu

02/01/2010 07:08 pm

how can find frend for g maill

findgmailhacker

03/09/2010 11:27 pm

HELP MY GMAIL ACCOUNT HAS BEEN HACKED REPORT THESE MALICIOUS BASTARDS PLEASE azskyline311@gmail.com (used to be our email and now the hackers have broke in. Please help us stop them...

taolo

08/06/2010 11:50 pm

i forget my user name

virendra

08/07/2010 06:00 am

I want to find the Gmail address of one of my friend, I know his name only.

mahesh

09/01/2010 04:36 am

how can i find the email address of a person with his name?

JB

10/03/2010 09:50 pm

I accidentally put an email in my facebook "contact" email. Then I forgot my blankety blank password, now I can't get in to change my page or anything what can I do?

Alexsparks16

06/11/2011 07:19 pm

uh this doesnt seem to be working......

Thanakrid Teapatarapanya

11/20/2011 01:57 pm

cannot to checking...

LifeOfCoding

08/30/2012 03:18 pm

Thanks for this, it helped me out.

Omni Comment

12/25/2012 08:34 pm

Just want to say that this still works.

PRINCE MB

12/07/2013 07:27 am

Not Working now

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