Myspace was once the most popular social media platform before it was overtaken by Facebook. But do you know if your old Myspace profile still exists? Whether you’re feeling nostalgic or just want to find your old photos, you may want to access your old Myspace account. Here we’ll walk you through how to find your old Myspace profile.
Table of contents
- How to view your ‘public’ Myspace account
- How to find your old Myspace profile without an email
How to view your ‘public’ Myspace account
Myspace allows users to search by email address, name, or username. That means if your old account’s privacy settings were set to ‘public’, you can view your old stuff like photos directly by searching your name, username, or email without login. So you can give this a shot.
If you have taken the step and got nothing, take a look at the following method.
How to find your old Myspace profile without an email
Like many other social media platforms, you can use your username to log into your Myspace account. However, if you don’t remember your password and which email address you used for Myspace, your clue for logging in is just cut off here.
That’s when some would build their hope on the “Wayback Machine”. It basically refers to websites that archive old pages, for example the Internet Archive. However, based on the feedbacks they received, this doesn’t work so well as the archive doesn’t seem to crawl data of individual profiles on social media.1
But don’t worry. You can search for all your email accounts with people search services.
People search services are mainly used for finding information about people. With just a name, you may potentially uncover tons of information more than you think, such as contact details, current and past addresses, social media profiles, and more.
Email Finder by Name
Enter your name to search for your email accounts, social networks, and more!
Option 1: Search for your email accounts with BeenVerified
BeenVerified is one of the leading people search services. With BeenVerified, you can get access to billions of public records. All it takes is a name, address, number, or email to potentially see social networks, relatives, photos, and MUCH MORE.
- Go to BeenVerified’s people search page.
- Enter your first and last name, city, and state into the search bar then hit SEARCH.
- Within moments, you’ll see a list of potential matches. Once you locate yourself, click View person report.
- You’ll see a detailed report that may include all your phone numbers, email accounts, social media profiles, and more.
Option 2: Find all your email accounts with Spokeo
Spokeo is one of the most popular people search engines in the United States. Spokeo provides access to social media profiles, court records, criminal records, names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and more.
- Go to Spokeo.
- Enter your first and last name into the search bar, then hit SEARCH NOW.
- Wait a few seconds for Spokeo to find all potential matches. Once you find yourself, click SEE RESULTS.
- From Spokeo’s search report, you may uncover all your email accounts, social media profiles, and more.
Option 3: Find your old email addresses with PeopleLooker
PeopleLooker is another easy-to-use people search engine. It allows you to search for almost anyone via Name Search, Reverse Email Search, Reverse Phone Search, or Username Search.
- Go to PeopleLooker’s people search page.
- Enter your name, city, and state in the search bar and hit Search.
- Wait for PeopleLooker to search its database. Once done, click on the report and you should be able to see all your email accounts.
Reset your password
Once you find your email accounts, click forgot password to reset your Myspace password. You can check all your email accounts one by one to see if you received an email sent by Myspace. Don’t forget to check your spam folder.
It’s possible that you face the situation of this guy, whose email used for Myspace account was expired2. But you actually need the same email to verify your logging or reset your password. That’s when you may contact your email service provider to reset your password. Account recovery resources for some popular email providers can be found here.
Contact for Support
If the above method didn’t help you find your old email account or your email account no longer exists, the last thing you can try is to contact the Myspace support team for help. This method comes from a detailed blog written by a guy who retrieved his Myspace account successfully3. To sum up his steps, basically you need to submit a request here. Then do your best to fill out this form.
Don’t remember your Myspace username? Run a people search to search for all your social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and more.
Finding an old Myspace profile is not an easy thing, especially when you don’t remember your old email address. You may have to guess your password, search for all your email accounts, and then reset your Myspace password. If you’re able to find your old Myspace profile after reading this post, then congrats. But if not, forget it.
Due to a server migration project, Myspace lost 12 years’ worth of user data. There’s someone who successfully logged into Myspace, only to find their photos were gone for good4. That is to say, even if you’re lucky enough to have access to your old Myspace, your old stuff may no longer be available.
- r/CasualConversation [hotrod9p]. (2022 Feb. 14th). Can i use the waybackmachine to find my old myspace account? [Online forum post]. Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/CasualConversation/comments/ss5woj/can_i_use_the_waybackmachine_to_find_my_old/. ↩︎
- Social Networking [zlajo2012]. (2019 Jan. 15th). Recovering Myspace Account [Online forum post]. Tom’s Guide. https://forums.tomsguide.com/threads/recovering-myspace-account.443183/. ↩︎
- [Tim Marcin]. (2020 Oct. 10th). One man’s frustrating journey to recovering his Myspace [Online blog]. Mashable. https://mashable.com/article/how-to-recover-access-myspace-profile. ↩︎
- r/TechSupport [SweetAsACoyote]. (2022 May 27th). Is there any way to access my old myspace photos? [Online forum post]. Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/techsupport/comments/uypd6y/is_there_any_way_to_access_my_old_myspace_photos/. ↩︎