How To Investigate An Email ID Using Mosint- An Email OSINT Tool

How To Investigate An Email ID Using Mosint- An Email OSINT Tool
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Email has become one of the most popular means of communication, especially in the business world. Despite its many benefits, email also has some disadvantages that can impact productivity and effectiveness. One of the biggest disadvantages is its susceptibility to cyber-attacks. Cyberattacks are becoming more and more common, and email is often the gateway that attackers use to gain access to a company’s network. Once they have access, they can wreak havoc by stealing data, deleting files, or even taking over the entire network. Email IDs are also considered one of the markable Indicators of Compromise (IoCs) in the Cybersecurity landscape. It is not just important to know how to investigate an email ID, however, it is necessary to know. There are several tools and techniques to investigate an email ID, but, we are going to introduce you to one such email investigation tool, Mosint in this post. Let’s see how to investigate an email ID using Mosint, an efficient email information-gathering tool for email reconnaissance.

What is Mosint?

Mosint is an open-source OSINT tool designed to gather intelligence from various sources, including social media platforms, search engines, public databases, and more. It simplifies the process of investigating email addresses, domain names, IP addresses, and phone numbers, providing a comprehensive overview of their associated information.

MOSINT Features

  • Verification Service { Check if email exists}
  • Check social accounts with Socialscan
  • Check data breaches
  • [need API] Find related emails
  • Find related phone numbers
  • Find related domains
  • Scan Pastebin Dumps
  • Google Search
  • DNS Lookup

How To Investigate An Email ID Using Mosint?

Before we show you how to investigate an email ID using Mosint, it is required to work on the prerequisites to run/install the tool. Since this tool is built in Golang and uses Python libraries, it is a must to have Python3 and Golang on your Linux machine. If you are a Kali Linux user, you can skip the installation step as everything is preloaded on Kali Linux.

Installation and step-by-step tutorial of MOSINT:

Step 1: To install the tool first you have to install the dependency. 

Step 2: Now you have to install the tool from Github. After that, you have to move to the mosint directory (that you may have created) and then you have to install the requirements using the following commands.

Step 3: Now list out the contents inside the directory and edit the config.json file. Use the following command to perform the   operations:-

Step 4: Now you have to edit the config.json file.

Step 5: After saving the file. Now the tool is downloaded and all the dependencies also. Now you can run the tool.

To run the tool for reconnaissance on an email account use the following command:-

The tool will start verifying all the necessary files and will give you all the reconnaissance information.


Mosint is a powerful OSINT tool that simplifies the process of investigating email addresses. By following the steps outlined in this blog, you can install Mosint, explore its various modules and options, and harness its potential for in-depth email investigations. Remember to use Mosint responsibly and within legal and ethical boundaries to ensure the integrity of your OSINT endeavors. Happy investigating!

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