Sunday, March 13, 2011

HOW TO: Find Email Sender’s Details, Location

There are times when someone contacts you by email, someone who you didn’t know, but want to find out where he’s from or his full profile on the web (nothing escapes the web, does it?). Here go some tips to help you do just that… [SOURCE]

Open the header of the email message - – In Microsoft Outlook: right-click on the message in the message list > Message Options > Internet Headers (bottom) or Gmail: Open message > click on "Reply" drop-down link on top far right > Show original – - and look for lines that say “Received: from” followed by an IP address in square brackets. If there are multiple entries, use the IP address mentioned in the last entry.

Then insert the IP address in the trace route tool [go here], which should retrieve the closest possible location of the sender. That’s it.

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