Monday, 17 February 2014

How to find the IP address of the sender in Gmail, Yahoo! mail or Hotmail?

When you receive an email, you receive more
than just the message. The email comes with headers
that carry important information that can tell where the
email was sent from and possibly who sent it. For that,
you would need to find the IP address of the sender. The
tutorial below can help you find the IP address of the
sender. Note that this will not work if the sender uses
anonymous proxy servers.
Finding IP address in Gmail
1. Log into your Gmail account with your username and
password.
2. Open the mail.
3. To display the headers,
* Click on More options corresponding to that thread.
You should get a bunch of links.
* Click on Show original
4. You should get headers like this:
Gmail headers : name
Look for Received: from followed by a few hostnames
and an IP address between square brackets. In this case,
it is
65.119.112.245.
That is be the IP address of the sender!
5. Track the IP address of the sender
Finding IP address in Yahoo! Mail
1. Log into your Yahoo! mail with your username and
password.
2. Click on Inbox or whichever folder you have stored
your mail.
3. Open the mail.
4. If you do not see the headers above the mail message,
your headers are not displayed. To display the headers,
* Click on Options on the top-right corner
* In the Mail Options page, click on General Preferences
* Scroll down to Messages where you have the Headers
option
* Make sure that Show all headers on incoming messages
is selected
* Click on the Save button
* Go back to the mails and open that mail
5. You should see similar headers like this:
Yahoo! headers : name
Look for Received: from followed by the IP address
between square brackets [ ]. Here, it is 202.65.138.109.
That is be the IP address of the sender!
6. Track the IP address of the sender
Finding IP address in Hotmail
1. Log into your Hotmail account with your username
and password.
2. Click on the Mail tab on the top.
3. Open the mail.
4. If you do not see the headers above the mail message,
your headers are not displayed. To display the headers,
* Click on Options on the top-right corner
* In the Mail Options page, click on Mail Display Settings
* In Message Headers, make sure Advanced option is
checked
* Click on Ok button
* Go back to the mails and open that mail
5. If you find a header with X-Originating-IP: followed
by an IP address, that is the sender's IP address
Hotmail headers : name ,In this case the IP address of
the sender is [68.34.60.59]. Jump to step 9.
6. If you find a header with Received: from followed by
a Gmail proxy like this
Hotmail headers : name
Look for Received: from followed by IP address within
square brackets[].
In this case, the IP address of the sender is
[69.140.7.58]. Jump to step 9.
7. Or else if you have headers like this
Hotmail headers : name
Look for Received: from followed by IP address within
square brackets[].
In this case, the IP address of the sender is
[61.83.145.129] (Spam mail). Jump to step 9.
8. * If you have multiple Received: from headers,
eliminate the ones that have
proxy.anyknownserver.com.
9. Track the IP address of the sender

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog useful for those who are looking for some other tricks to find the ip address of a sender in gmail,hotmail,yahoo and so on ...I followed the tips which you mentioned here and easily figured out the ip address of one victim who used to send unwanted mail to me in gamil ...After finding the ip address i did whois search for that ip address through sites like WhoisXY.com to trace his location but i can trace only details like ip location ,country ,ISP name ,ISP address and so on but i can't trace exact home address of that person from ip address we can trace only ISP details from ip address ..

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