Extract First Names From Email Addresses

<p>I have a large list of email addresses but only some of them have names attached to them. Of the ones with names attached to them, most are not just the first name which is what I would use to address someone when writing an email to them. I'd like to be able to give an algorithm a required column of &#34;email address&#34; and optional column of &#34;full name&#34; to generate a new column of &#34;first name&#34;</p><p>While I was looking to solve this problem I discovered that Gmail will often give you someone's name if you don't have it, which has been helpful for manually filling in some of the first names. Maybe there is an API which can be leveraged for gmail addresses and other common email providers?</p><p>Another person tackled this, here's an explaination of their approach but no implementation details: https://zoompf.com/blog/2015/08/determining-someones-name-from-their-email-address/</p><p><br/></p>


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