E-mail to nowhere

Don't expect to get far with this search program.

Email To Background is another in a long line of this publisher's programs that offers the ability to look up information on people. This one lets users look up a person's background information using his or her e-mail address; however, we didn't get very far with the program because a trial limitation required payment to view its findings.

The user interface features a search capability that has only a field for an e-mail address, and that's it. Unlike similar programs by the same publisher, you can't fine tune your search by including a person's date of birth, gender, or state information. The program does allow you to select the categories you want to include in the search, such as government and genealogy records. But as soon as you enter the e-mail address to perform a search, you're taken to a window to pick and pay for a membership.

The publisher claims no limitations, but its pay-per-view strategy is a minus in our book. We certainly can't recommend a program that doesn't let us see its full potential.

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