Sometimes we need to ask someone for advice over email. The hardest part is when the email address is not available in his/her blog/about page/social media sites.

Asking their email address sometimes bother their valuable times. So my ways are:

Usual ways:

  • 1: their blog about page, social media profile.

Unusual ways:

  • 1: Talks slides
  • 2: Mailing list
  • 3: Github commit

Using Github commit to find programmer email address #

Go to certain commit, e.g

https://github.com/azzamsa/emacs.d/commit/7deeb0bef814c0a87fd6d45b2a7e3a5039e5829b

Then append .patch at the end of the link

https://github.com/azzamsa/emacs.d/commit/7deeb0bef814c0a87fd6d45b2a7e3a5039e5829b.patch`
^^^^^ <--

You will find the email address there. For people that didn’t want to show the email, it will be overridden by “no-reply@github” email address.

Warning: This way is not for you to troll or spam people around. This intended for you not to disturb them by asking his email address.