TheHarvester Email and Domain Scanning from Google,Bing,PGP,LinkedIn


TheHarvester is a tool for gathering e-mail accounts, subdomain names, virtual hosts, open ports/ banners, and employee names from different public sources (search engines, pgp key servers).

This is intended to help Penetration testers in the early stages of the penetration test in order to understand the customer footprint on the Internet.It is also useful for anyone that wants to know what an attacker can see about their organization.

This tool is designed to help the penetration tester on an earlier stage; it is an effective, simple and easy to use. The sources supported are :-

  • Google – emails, subdomains
  • Google profiles – Employee names
  • Bing search – emails, subdomains/hostnames, virtual hosts
  • Pgp servers – emails, subdomains/hostnames
  • LinkedIn – Employee names
  • Exalead – emails, subdomain/hostnames

New features:

  • Time delays between requests
  • XML results export
  • Search a domain in all sources

Lets start with TheHarvester Email and Domain Scanning

Step 1 :- If you are using Kali Linux, open the terminal and type theharvester


TheHarvester Email and Domain Scanning from Google,Bing,PGP,LinkedIn


Step 2 :- Then Enter you Target Website that you want to do Email and Domain Scanning.

Here I have used "techtrick.in" for demo purpose.


theharvester -d www.techtrick.in -l 500 -b all -h /root/Desktop/myresult.html

TheHarvester Email and Domain Scanning from Google,Bing,PGP,LinkedIn


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Akash is a co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email (akashchugh1994@gmail.com).


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