How to trace email

How to trace email




You must be thinking of how to know friend's IP Address or email sender IP Address. or the Sender ip address of spam mails. So that you can hack his/her computer or track his/her location. So here is a method to know the Ip Address from emails that you have received from your friends.

If you browse to the last of the article. I have done little scripting to trace the location of any ip address with goggle maps. Jump to the section

For GMail Users:
Go to Inbox.
Open the mail whose sender's IP Address you want to know.
In top-right corner of the mail there is Reply button and a arrow button pointing downwards.
Click on the arrow button and select 'Show original' from there.
A new window will open showing the source code of your mail.
Press Ctrl and F shortcut for Find.
If you have got the mail from yahoo. Type 'Received: from [' without quotes & press enter.
You will get a string like this 'Received: from [104.133.40.109] by web95204.mail.in2.yahoo.com via HTTP; Mon, 17 Aug 2009 15:38:48 IST'.
The number between the square bracket is the IP Address of the sender. for eg here in my case this number '104.133.40.109' is the sender IP Address from whom i have got the mail.
If you have got the mail from hotmail. Type ''X-Originating-IP: [' in the find text box.
You will get a string like this 'X-Originating-IP: [104.103.42.155]'. The number between the square bracket is the IP Address of the sender.
If you have got the mail from rediffmail.com. Search for a string like this 'Received: from unknown 122.121.420.27 by rediffmail.com via HTTP; 22 Aug 2009 17:55:30 -0000'. The number between the square bracket is the IP Address of the sender.

For Yahoo Users:
Go to your Inbox.
Open the mail whose sender's IP Address you want to know.
In yahoo classsic mode. In the bottom right corner of the mail there is a link 'Full Header'. Click on it.
In yahoo upgraded mode. It is at the top right corner of the mail a compact header/standard header will be there. Click on that and select Full Header.
A new window will open showing the source code of your mail.
Press Ctrl and F shortcut for Find, otherwise go to Edit->Find.
If you have got the mail from yahoo. Type 'Received: from [' without quotes. Search a string having this format as given in the example eg: 'Received: from [188.20.227.238] by web94801.mail.in2.yahoo.com via HTTP; Sun, 16 Aug 2009 21:14:16 IST'.The address between the square bracket is the ip address of the sender.
If you have got the mail from hotmail/msn. Search a string like this 'X-Originating-IP: [104.103.42.155]'. You may get many X-Originating-IP but the last one in the list is the required sender ip address. If you get only one its ok that is the required address. The address between the square bracket is the ip address of the sender.
If you have got the mail from rediffmail.com. Search for a string like this 'Received: from unknown 122.121.420.27 by rediffmail.com via HTTP; 22 Aug 2009 17:55:30 -0000'. The number between the square bracket is the IP Address of the sender.

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