How should I be googling for an email address in a way that minimizes false positives (while avoiding false negatives)?
That is, just searching the email address isn't enough, since you end up with a lot of false positives.
For example, searching
Adam@lifehacker.com doesn't really give conclusive results, since Google doesn't treat the
@ as a string-preserving character. (I'm using the email address of the editor of Lifehacker as an example, since its publicly available, ie on the Lifehacker sidebar.)
Adam@lifehacker.com is better, but its still subject to false positives.
Lately, I've been trying
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and it seems to be a huge improvement over the other two.