What Is My Email Address? How to Find Out

Finding your email address is easier than you think

What's my email? The steps you take to find out what email address people see when you email them depends on the service or email program you use. Below are general instructions as well as specific instructions for popular email providers.

The general instructions work for all email services, but there are specific directions for some of the major providers.

Person using Gmail on their computer
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General Instructions for Finding Your Email Address

To identify your email address in almost any email program or service, be sure your email is functioning properly and then open the program or service and:

  1. Start a new email message.

    Write button in Thunderbird to create a new email
  2. Look for a line that begins with From. It contains your email address.

    From field in Thunderbird on macOS
  3. If you have more than one email address configured for sending, they usually show up as menu choices in the From line when you compose an email. All the email addresses listed are yours. You can use any of them.

Use an Echo Service to See Your Email Address

The best way to find out what the emails you send look like is, of course, to send yourself an email. If only you knew your email address.

Well, you don't need to know your address to do that. Send an email to an email echo service, and it is sent right back to you. That way, you can find out exactly what it is you send and from which address.

Echo services, typically run by universities, are safe to use. Known services do not store your message or your email address, and they do not sell or otherwise use it.

Use an echo service such as the one provided by the Vienna University Computer Center by addressing your email to echo@univie.ac.at. You will receive a response, and your email address will be in the To field.

  1. Start a new email message in your email program or service.

  2. Enter echo@univie.ac.at in the To field. No subject line or message is necessary.

    echo@univie.ac.at in To: field
  3. Select Send.

  4. Wait for and open the email from Vienna University Echo.

  5. Find your email address in the To line at the top of the email address.

    To: Me "@gmail.com" in reply from Echo service

Other methods can be used to find your email address, but they vary depending on the service you use.

What Is My AOL Email Address?

To find the AOL email address used by default for sending messages from AOL Mail.

  1. Start a new message by clicking Compose.

    A screenshot of AOL Mail with the Compose button highlighted
  2. See the default sending email address after your name above the To line.

  3. If you see more than one address, select the address you prefer to use. All of them belong to you.

What Is My Email Address in Mail for Windows?

To find out what your email address is in Mail for Windows:

  1. Make sure the email sidebar is fully visible in Mail for Windows. Select the hamburger menu button to expand a collapsed sidebar if necessary.

    Screenshot of Windows Mail
  2. See each account's email address listed under the account name in the Accounts section.

    A screenshot of Windows Mail with the Accounts section highlighted
  3. If an account has more than one email address you can use for sending, you can create a new email and see all addresses by clicking the From line.

What Is My Gmail Email Address?

To know the email address you use by default to send email in Gmail on the desktop as well as the Gmail apps for iOS and Android:

  1. Start a new message by pressing C or selecting Compose.

    Screenshot of Compose in Gmail
  2. Find the email address used for sending in the From line.

    A screenshot of Gmail with the From line highlighted
  3. Click the default address next to From to see other addresses set up for sending in Gmail.

To find the email address you picked when you created the Gmail account:

  1. Click your picture or avatar near Gmail's top right corner.

    A screenshot of Gmail with the Account image highlighted
  2. View your primary Gmail email address listed under your name. If you have connected Gmail accounts, the current account is listed on top.

    A screenshot of Gmail with the account's email address highlighted
  3. Your primary Gmail address also appears in the browser's title or tab bar on the desktop.

To see your primary Gmail address in the Gmail app:

  1. Tap your profile image at the top right.

  2. Tap the menu button.

  3. Find the current account's address listed under your name. If you have more than one account configured, tap the name or email address to switch.

What Is My iCloud Mail Email Address?

To see the default email address used for sending mail in iCloud Mail at icloud.com, log in to your Apple account with your Apple ID.and find your iCloud email address in the Reachable At section of that page.

A screenshot of the Apple ID account page with the Reachable At section highlighted

What Is My Outlook.com, Hotmail or Live Mail Email Address?

To identify your Outlook Mail email address, which you may have gotten from Hotmail, Live Mail or Outlook.com:

  1. Click or press New message to start a new email.

    A screenshot of Outlook with the New Message button highlighted
  2. Look for the email address listed next to From.

    A screenshot of Outlook with the From field highlighted
  3. Click From to see all addresses configured for sending and change the sending address for the current email.

To find out what the primary email address connected to your Outlook Mail account is, click your name or image near Outlook Mail's top right corner and find the Outlook Mail email address listed beneath your name under My account.

A screenshot of Outlook with the Account icon highlighted

What Is My Yahoo Mail Email Address?

To know the primary email address for your Yahoo Mail account, select your name or nickname in the top Yahoo Mail navigation bar. Find your Yahoo Mail email address listed right beneath your name in the window that opens.

A screenshot of Yahoo Mail with the account icon highlighted

What Is My Email Address in iOS Mail (iPhone or iPad)?

To find out what your email address is in iOS Mail:

  1. Open the Settings app.

  2. Go to the Passwords & Accounts category.

  3. In the Accounts section, tap the desired email account.

  4. View the email address for the chosen account at the top of the screen.

What Is My Email Address in Outlook

To see which email address you are using in Outlook for Windows:

  1. Create a new email by pressing Ctrl+N.

  2. See your email address in the From line.

    A screenshot of Outlook with the From field highlighted
  3. Click From to see other email addresses you can use.

To determine your email address in Outlook for Mac:

  1. Select Outlook > Preferences from the menu in Outlook.

  2. Open the Accounts category under Personal Settings.

  3. Find the address for each account listed under its name.

To find out about your email addresses in Outlook for iOS and Android:

  1. Start composing a new email.

  2. See the default email address listed under New Message at the top. If you have multiple accounts and addresses configured, tap the default address to see all options.

What Is My Yandex.Mail Email Address?

To see the email address used to send messages by default in Yandex.Mail:

  1. Start a new message: click Compose or press C.

    A screenshot of Yandex Mail with the Compose button highlighted
  2. Find your default email address in the From line.

    A screenshot of Yandex Mail with the From field highlighted
  3. Click that address to see other email addresses set up for sending from Yandex.Mail.

To identify your primary Yandex.Mail email address, click your image, username or silhouette near Yandex.Mail's top right corner. Your primary Yandex.Mail address is in the pop-out menu.

A screenshot of Yandex Mail with the account icon highlighted

What Is My Zoho Mail Email Address?

To see which email address is used by default when you send a new message in Zoho Mail:

  1. Start a new email by clicking New Mail.

    A screenshot of Zoho Mail with the New Mail button highlighted
  2. Find the default sending address next to From.

    A screenshot of Zoho Mail with the From field highlighted
  3. To determine your original email address for your Zoho Mail account, click the image or outline in Zoho Mail's top right corner. See the primary Zoho Mail email address listed beneath your name on the window that appears.

    A screenshot of Zoho Mail with the account icon highlighted

What Is My ProtonMail Email Address?

To see which email address ProtonMail uses for sending when you start a new message:

  1. Click Compose in the web interface to start a new email.

    A screenshot of Proton Mail with the Compose button highlighte
  2. See your default ProtonMail address in the From line.

    A screenshot of Proton Mail with the From field highlighted
  3. Click the address to see all email addresses and aliases set up for sending email from your ProtonMail account.

To find the primary email address associated with your ProtonMail account, click your name or the person icon in the top right corner of the screen. The ProtonMail email address is right under your name.

In the ProtonMail mobile app, tap the hamburger menu button.