Can You Search for People via Their Email on Tumblr?

by Brandy Alexander ; Updated September 18, 2017

If you want to find someone on Tumblr, you can search for the person's email address. Enter an email address on Tumblr's Following page, and it displays any blogs associated with that address. You can connect to someone even if you do not know the name of the person's blog or the person's username, as long as you have a Tumblr account.

  1. Launch the Tumblr site and log in to your account (link in Resources).
  2. Click the “Account” icon, and then click “Following” in the drop-down menu to access the Tumblr Following page.
  3. Type the email address you want to search in the text field. The page displays any Tumblr blogs that correspond with that address.
  4. Click “Follow” to begin following the blog. You also have the option to click on the name and explore the blog before you follow it.


  • If a user has the “Let people find your blogs through this address” setting disabled, the blog will not show up in any search results.


  • You can also use the Lookup Contacts page to find Tumblr users through your Facebook account.

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Brandy Alexander has been writing professionally since 2001. She is a glass artist with a Web design and technical writing background. Alexander runs her own art-glass business and has been a contributor to "Glass Line Magazine" as well as various online publications.

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